For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus,
so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.
Ephesians 2:10 (NLT)
So, instead of looking at my negatives, I need to check out my responsibilities. I am a Christian, husband, dad, son, pastor, brother, friend, employee, and counselor. That’s a lot of identities. Yet, I find myself getting caught up in this crazy thing called “life” without even thinking about the roles I have and the lives I affect. Ideally, I would like to master each one, but I don’t think that’s a possibility. It seems all I can do is list the identities, prioritize, try my best, and hope the list is in the right order.
Here’s my instruction: walk in the Spirit,
and let the Spirit bring order to your life...
Galatians 5:16a (The Voice)
More often than not, I really enjoy good things! If He has good things planned for me, why do I keep trying to do everything on my own without constantly being in a conversation with Him? The conversation could be prayer, question, then silence… but I’m not that patient or disciplined yet. I’m going to start out by having Him in the forefront of my mind before I go about my everyday tasks and identities. I need to let the Spirit bring order to my life, not me.