“He [God] rules from his angel throne – take notice! God looms majestic in Zion, He towers over all the big names.” Psalm 99.2
Sometimes life is just too tough, busy, and hectic for me to give God my first attention. We visit in the morning and then I am off to face the challenges of the day, week, or month. The recent crisis-du-jour is full of mini challenges that confront at every corner. The range is enormous and I continue to fight them at every corner! For the first time I am writing email note I regret before sending, in looking at life I see battles I have won and lost before coming around again in fresh ways. Last night the battles reached a peak and won! I just cannot do it!
I cannot confront the weak individual who will not accept responsibility for failing to communicate. I may need to fix the mess, however I am not the judge. I cannot control the irrational acts of my business partner’s boss. I can share my confusion on his tactics, however I am not responsible for implementing something crazy. I cannot accept responsibility for staff that fails to recognize the urgency of current challenges. I cannot control their actions in fulfilling the terms of their employment contract. I can provide guidance, however they are responsible for their decisions. The list goes on and on.
Oh, I should have put a few other things at the top of the list. I do not need to solve anything, God is in charge if I let Him! Control is not my issue! Judgement is not my challenge! Dealing with irrational decisions, requests, and communication is secondary to my primary job! These are things God will deal with in His priority to support me.
Sometimes I just do not get it! I keep the wrong priorities. God asks me to do one thing, get to know Him. In return God accepts me unconditionally and gives me the gifts of grace, love, and eternal friendship. These are my only priorities! Yours’ too.