Colossians 3:1,2 (MSG)
So if you’re SERIOUS about living this new resurrection life with Christ, act like it. Pursue the things over which Christ presides. Don’t shuffle along, eyes to the ground, absorbed with the things right in front of you. Look up, and be alert to what is going on around Christ—that’s where the action is. See things from his perspective.
So, the past two weeks presented some challenges in my life. I started a new job last week (GO ME!!) but a week before I started my job my car broke down. LOL Listen, Linda, Listen! My new job is about a 30-45 min commute. I NEED A CAR! The funny thing about this whole situation is, I legit take care of Benita (That’s her name. She like this pearl green color so I call her Benita Apple baum….you got to put on Benita, Benita, Benita…ok I’m back) I get her oil changed and stuff regularly so when she started smoking… I had the confused stuck face. Like….
When stuff like this happens you immediately want to trip out but I was like NAW son, I’m not giving in to the Devil’s devices. God knows my end from my beginning which means he already knew that this was going to take place! So guess what? He already has worked out a solution. I got my life together and called the insurance people and family. Then had my car towed to my mechanic. Now this was a Sunday and I had to report to my previous job Monday and Tuesday. I actually had a bunch of stuff to do to prepare for my new job that I was going to report to the following week. On top of that the mechanic calls and says you need a new engine and then proceeds to tell me he can get me a USED engine for $3400. Y’all my debit card immediately busted out laughing! All I could say was ok let me think about what I am going to do because I don’t have the money. I immediately prayed and said ok GOD how we gone do this because I DON’T want another car note. I had already released my faith that I would be able to save my coin and pay for my next car in CASH and I had no intent of changing that because of this situation.
Now you might be reading this and thinking, what does this have to do with Colossians 3…GIRL everything! When situations occur that we have no control over the first thing we tend to do is TRIP OUT because we focus on what is right in front of us. Then we panic in the process because we are trying to figure out in our OWN ability how we gone correct the situation instead of TALKING TO THE WAY MAKER FIRST. THE ONE WHO IS IN OUR TOMORROW TODAY! The ONE who holds the blue print!!
Because I focused my attention on him and positioned myself to be in his presence and hear instruction from him…MY PROCESS which I am STILL GOING THROUGH because I STILL DON’T have my CAR has been made a lot smoother. I am DETERMINE to go to the next level in my faith and not let ANYTHING get in my way. So as Colossians 3 says “DON’T SHUFFLE ALONG, EYES TO THE GROUND, ASORBED WITH THE THINGS RIGHT IN FRONT OF YOU…LOOK UP!” Be GOD CENTERED! Be GOD FOCUSED! Because the devil’s agenda is to get you distracted from growing in your connection with GOD which will prevent you from BEING THE BEST VERSION OF WHO GOD ALREADY KNEW YOU COULD BE.
It might be chaos around you but if we keep our eyes on the ONE who holds our tomorrow in his hand I promise you, you’ll look back on that situation and smile because you came out on the other side!!
Be YOU. Be GREAT. Be CHOSEN