Ouch. What a mistake that is. Everytime.
I’ve been on a quest to find what I’m really supposed to be doing this world. I want to make an impact. I want to change the world. I want people to know my name.
Which, in a sense is self-centered and everything Christ is not. And I struggle with humility like many of us do. I think it’s very easy to get caught up in the mess and busyness of life these days and forget where our faith and trust should be.
So I’m going to submit a suggestion to you. I have been trying to do this for some time and I feel like I’m making progress.
Will you join me?
The proposition is this.
Think of Christ over everything. Everytime you do something, think of Christ standing on top of it. Consider it a reminder of where he needs to be in all situations.
Take this for example:
I’ve recently began working out. This is the first time in my life I’ve actually got a plan and I’m going to the gym 4 days a week. At first glance, it appears to be for me and my wife. But really, it’s all about taking care of the only body God gave me.
I’m also a chocoholic. Absolutely love it! So I’m fighting the urge to eat as much as I once did. The funny thing is, the more I workout, the less I crave unhealthy foods. I want whole foods…real fruit and vegetables. You know, from the ground, not a factory.
And through this, I imagine Christ standing next to me when I workout. He’s buff and in shape. Maybe eating a raw (organic) carrot stick. I bet he takes care of his body, so why shouldn’t I do the same for mine?
But What About You?
Hitting the gym may not be any issue for you. That’s great! But something is. There’s something in your life that you haven’t given up like we’re all called to do. What is it?
And I say this with the understanding that the gym is not my main problem. I have countless others, I promise. And I’m trying to remember Christ on top of them all. Some days I do better than others but I hope to look back and remember the journey.
I’m a one-liner sort of guy. I like things simple. Over-complicated answers seem ridiculous. I think you can almost always nail something down to a particular core issue…and have 1 major thing could be changed to affect the outcome of countless others.
So, in saying that, my one takeaway for you is this.
Christ over anything.
I don’t think there’s a better way to live. And my thought is, you know there’s not.
QUESTION: As a Christian writer, do you find it difficult to keep Jesus Christ at the top of everything you do?
* Image credit: Travis Silva (Creation Swap)