One thing I’ve learned through this pandemic is that I personally have been fueled and ruled by things.
Not “bad” things – more like busy things. Things of this world that sneak in inconspicuously and become idols nonetheless.
The question I keep asking myself is how do I fix this? What next? When this pandemic is over and life resumes to what we deemed as normal, what will I do?
Do I revert back to my pre-pandemic behaviors like the Israelites? Will I pick up my all encompassing modern day idols all whilst forgetting what God just brought me to and through?
It’s scary to me, but it’s really real.
It’s easy to read the Old Testament and silently judge the Israelites. It’s easy to say that they need to be grabbed by their shoulders and shaken.
It’s easy to say that I would never do that.
But I’m human. I’m human, and I know that I’m going to have to be intentional in this race that I’m running. I’m going to have to keep my eyes on the prize and not be distracted by things that don’t really matter.
I don’t want to be fueled by busyness or the things of this world anymore. Instead, I want to be filled with God’s Holy Spirit – every single day.
“Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart Be acceptable in Your sight, O LORD, my rock and my Redeemer.” – Psalm 19:14