I was out with a bunch of friends (I will not use names) . . . at the end of the night one friend had some circumstances come up in which I had to stay with them after everyone left. Selfishly, my first thought was… this stinks… I want to go home (I had nothing of importance to do…honestly I wanted to play Super Mario Galaxy). I sat their . . . annoying thoughts running through my head, when suddenly I looked over at my friend and they had burst into tears. We started talking, I gave them a hug, and I ended up praying with them over the next half hour.
As he was leaving that night he turned me and said, “Bubba, God is so good . . . I guess he can take something horrible, and turn it into something wonderful.”
I thought to myself, what if I had just left, what if I wouldn’t have talked with them, hugged them, and prayed with them. My heart starting breaking, one because I almost missed that amazing opportunity to share God’s love with someone, second, that I have not been making what is important to HIM important to me. I am making the decision to refuse to settle for anything less now than what is important to Him now. This is another one of those life changing things happening in my life right now… so what about you?
Do you find yourself pressing ignore on your phone because you don’t want to be bothered? You’re too busy to spend time with someone in need? When someone wants to talk to you about something they’re going through do you automatically have thoughts like, “I do not want to do this right now… maybe later . . . go see someone else . . . leave me alone!”
I think it’s time we all evaluate what matters most… and make sure what matters to HIM, matters to us.