One track mind
I don’t know about you, but I like to concentrate on one thing at a time.
Most of us feel pulled in 275 different directions everyday.
Carpool, school, breakfast, exercise?, errands, cleaning, more carpool, meetings, afterschool stuff, dinner? And sleep? Maybe?
But did you know that you were put on this earth with ONE PURPOSE?
ONE item to take precedence over all others on your to-do list.
BRING GLORY to GOD.
It’s that simple.
Nothing else is as important as that one task.
So while you are rushing around each day, remember that through it all should run the constant theme
Make that carpool line a chance to be kind to other parents. Give them the gift of a smile as you all sit in line.
Help your child view school as a place to represent God well each an everyday.
Breakfast. I know, most of us aren’t conscious at breakfast time, but try to cobble together a few brain cells and pray a blessing at breakfast. It helps to start the day in the proper frame of mind.
Exercise. You don’t need to go to a “Christian aerobics” class to make God a part of your exercise plan. I’m going to say something potentially controversial here. DO NOT exercise if you are only doing it because you hate your current body shape. Self-hate is only a temporary motivator. Exercise because the Creator put you here to bring Himself glory. And you can do that best when you are HEALTHY.
Errands. You are a missionary in that check out line. You have a gift to bring to the people all around you. The gift of God’s joy! Show it.
Cleaning. Yes I know. Boring topic. But honestly, look at it this way, if your best friend loaned you a special vase or item of furniture, you would make sure you took care of it so that you could give it back to her with your thanks and in good condition, right? If you think about it, everything here on this earth belongs to God. He has simply loaned it to you (the earth is the LORDS and everything in it). Yes even your carpet. So take care of all that loaner stuff you are wearing, sitting on, viewing, and driving around in. Not for the sake of the stuff, but for the sake of the one who loaned it to you.
The same goes for the people in your life. God put them in your life for a reason. Take care of them too.