For the past couple of months, I watched a couple of YouTube videos and the content creator dropped a mention about prioritizing their time and relationships. It seems their work is having a negative effect on their spouse and family.
Does this sound like you? Who has first place on your list of priorities? Is it God? Your spouse? Is it your work? Keep in mind, you may say one thing; however, other people may see differently than you.
It is not my goal to beat you, over the head with a “To Do” list. Rather, I would like to offer some suggestions made by friends. They have been married for over 50 years and it’s worth listening to.
Do you struggle with worshipping in a contemporary church setting? If you don’t know the song, it can be a challenge to go with the flow. You’re just hoping that no one notices you. It’s how I operated when I attended Pentecostal churches, twenty years ago. Contemporary music is especially challenging; especially if you don’t know the song.
If this is you then I’d like to offer some suggestions to help you. Nearly twenty years ago, I was introduced to a fun little tune and it stayed with me. The song is called “I Don’t Know What You Came To Do.” How can this old gospel song help? The song has a catchy tune and a subtle message that I will unpack for you.
Let’s face it. Everyone struggles with frustrations, of one type or another type. If you don’t have frustrations then I must ask a question. Do you have a pulse? Are you alive? for one, give thanks to God for the frustrations encountered in my writing endeavors. How so? Am I claiming that God is the source of my frustrations? No, I am not saying that and I challenge you to read and find out what I do mean.
Some time ago, I wrote an article on an upcoming ANTIFA related protest. Because of the rumors of civil war and chaos, I felt a need to share my thoughts and offer suggestions for prayers relating to it. Guess what? The rumors never panned out. For this article, I chose to talk about the importance of prayer and how it can help overcome the fears produced by the rumor mill on various social media platforms. You don’t have to live in fear!
Are you easily offended? Are you easily triggered? Earlier today, I talked with some friends about the tearing down of old statues. In our case, the conversation was quite civil and friendly. Sadly, this is not the case for everyone.
Do my friends and I have identical opinions? No, we are each unique individuals and each person has his own views. I’m glad of it; as I don’t have all the answers. Only Jesus can make such a claim. Would you like to learn, “How not to be triggered by every other words or action?”