I know it has been a while since I wrote in this blog, but felt lead to share today. I am probably not the only one hoping to hear “well done my good and faithful servant” and not “eh, good enough” when I get to heaven…the struggle is real, but our God is greater!
I wish I had caught her name, she was a guest on a radio show I was randomly listening to, but God sure used her to rattle my cage…I almost had to pull over as her words hit home so hard my heart jolted.
It was a brilliant analogy. She said, (basically) “you know when you’re rushing and not paying attention and you’re trying to button your shirt. You then realize you missed the top button and that made all the other buttons out of line as well…if you get the top button right, the others are easier to line up.”
Been there, done that…often. Not only have I missed the all important “top button” on my own shirt, when my kids were little getting their buttons all wonky was a common occurrence when I helped them dress. The commentator encouraged listeners to focus on their “top button”…start with your own heart, start with God, the rest will follow.
I pulled into the grocery store parking lot, turned off the radio and let that God sent message sink in. I had spent the better part of the night prior, and the morning, stewing on things not in my control. Anxiety was radiating through my every thought…anxiety about things, people, situations I could not change. I had lost track of my OWN button. Even though it did not have buttons, I fiddled with my collar and bowed my head. “ Lord help me spend more time seeking You, reading Your Word, desiring to please You. Keep me from letting life, people, situations become more centric than You. Thank You for the grace You continually give me and help me to be quicker in giving grace to those You place in my life. “