In this day we don't have enough time or money to do any more that what we are doing. Quite honestly this has been bothering me for quite some time. After prayer and some wisdom searching I really think that what God wants from us isn't more, but better. To often I see people trying to live their lives in a fog of confusion. Where do I go? What do I do next? Even for those of us who are known for being organized, we struggle with day to day issues and emergencies. So what can we do? Well,
#1 Get Focused - Distractions are a part of our day. Anyone with a 4 year old will tell you that. But when you can get into the "zone" you will feel that you have done 2 days work in one.
#2 Get Purposed - When you know what you are suppose to be doing, everything else that tries to challenge you can easily be set aside or discarded.
#3 Trash It - If it collecting dust. Get it out of sight forever. "But I might need it!" If there is stuff you have saved over 3 years that you thought you "might" need, you might be a pack rat. Sure I've thrown stuff away that I could have used later, but not often. When #1 and #2 are at work - then #3 will be easy.
#4 Get Better - Sometimes we think that the double cheeseburger would be better than the single, until we eat it and suffer later for our mistake. Sometimes better is more time, energy or resources given for the Kingdom of God. But to be quite honest with you, I think God is calling His church (that's us) to first of all do what we are doing very, very well.
Luke 12:48(b) says "...From everyone who has been given much, much will be demanded; and from the one who has been entrusted with much, much more will be asked." It seems to me that God wants us to get right what He has given us before He gives us anymore. What are your thoughts?