I Can't Juggle.

(Insert Circus music here.) I've got church tomorrow, and it's Mothers Day.  I need to pick up my daughter from dance, wait - I should probably drop her off there first.  I need lunch.  She needs lunch.  Betty needs to finish her message for tomorrow.  I should get the oil in the car changed.  When will I remember to replace that bulb in the rear tail light?  I've got to work on Annekas fundraiser. She's learning Spanish, and I can't even understand English.  Summer is coming!  Love bugs are here - Yuch!  I have a leadership team meeting coming up.  I need to do some writing. I've got to go to Publix. I've got a third of a tank of gas in the car.  Will, that get me through tomorrow?  (Fade Circus music)

That's the short list.

As a kid, I wanted to learn how to juggle.  The problem was, I didn't know any jugglers.  There were no books in the library on juggling.  So I tried and tried.  After a good hour, I determined that I wouldn't have a career in juggling.  Oh well.

So how do you deal with this juggling act called life?

Romans 12:2 says, "Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will."

This morning, I was thinking about how some people don't agree with the choices I have made in life.  Some of which are the complete opposite of what they believe.  These choices have irritated some to the place where they feel the need to "confront" me. That's code for bullying.

I have a Biblical worldview. It's different for a cultural worldview in every way.  I say Creation, and they say Evolution.  I say God is supreme, and they say humanity is supreme.  I say . . . . Well, you get it.

So in the middle of your circus, how do you keep your sanity? (Or at least most of it).

Surround yourself with like-minded people of faith.  Maybe your Biblical worldview isn't complete yet. That's ok.  But find people who will help you complete it.

Pray - a lot!  Prayer has a way of focusing your heart and faith on what's important.

Godly Priorities.  We get distracted so easily and make the minor and mundane the most essential things in our life.  God helps us keep the main thing the main thing.

Stop.  Take the time to review what you are doing with your time and money.  Those two things will tell you more about your life than anything else. Don't like what you see?  Make some changes and get out of the circus business.

PRAY:  Dear Jesus, help me get my life under control.  AMEN


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