I’m not even thinking about the holidays.
I’m winding down one job and transitioning to another. My new role is with the same university system, but it’s a different position in a different city. I’m traveling the state’s highways and interstate this month.
The days are filled with meeting new people and saying goodbye to others. Packing up one office and opening another.
It’s left me feeling…well, disconnected.
This transition has preoccupied my every thought. My prayer life has suffered. I’m not as engaged with my wife and kids. I’m certainly not as focused on my daily Bible study. I haven’t spent time with friends.
I’m not much fun to be around either.
Commit your work to the Lord, and your plans will be established. Proverbs 16:3
I realize that I’ve fallen into a trap. I’m so preoccupied with all these changes that I forget about the ONE that helps us navigate life’s journey. Jesus wants our focus to be on him. He will help us realize our purpose…establish our plans.
Life on this earth is about constant change, but there is one absolute for the believer…
Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever. Hebrews 13:8
My prayer this week to to focus more on the aspects of life that REALLY matter…my faith, my family, my friends, my neighbors. If my focus is on Jesus- then the other pieces of life’s puzzle will come together.
For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. Jeremiah 29:11
May God bless and keep you during this busy time of year. Please let me know how I may specifically pray for you.