Wherever you are, be all there!

Posted: July 22, 2014 in Uncategorized

“Be very careful, then, how you live — not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is” (Eph. 5:15 – 17)

My mind is like a racetrack. My thoughts are spinning in my mind 100mph. I am constantly thinking about what is next, all the solutions I need to come up with or analyzing what just happened. I can be physically present but, in reality be a million miles away. Amy often brings it to my attention, but I generally have a good excuse or at least one that I think is good.It is not bad stuff that I am thinking about, but what am I missing out on by being so distracted?

In general I would say that we live in a culture that stays distracted 90% of the time. We can’t stay off of our phones and computers. We walk around with IPods stuck in our ears. We are dashing from here to there trying to keep up with the rat race. Most of us Americans spend at least 20 hours a week watching TV. Distractions are everywhere and life is blowing by us. Life that we are only present for parts of it.

When I read these verses in Ephesians it was like God was waving the caution flag in my life. “Be careful how you are living. Are you making the most of every opportunity with your wife and with your children. Are you stopping to celebrate the wins and enjoy the blessings I have put in your life? For us, not to be foolish, means that we don’t waste our life and let it fly by us. I don’t to wake up one day and have regrets about how I spent my time.”

So I have a simple statement that I am going to seek to live by, “Wherever you are, be all there!” I can do this!

Comments
  1. Shelly Burnett says:

    Hey Mr.Jeff, .. I agree.. Amen… and god bless u and ur family..!!!!!

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