Missing the Lost and Hurting in Pursuit of NOTHING

Over the last three weeks we have talked about battling the Urgent in favor of what God really says is important in our lives.  You should be asking yourself, why is this a battle? 

The enemy wants you to be busy chasing your tail, darting about, rushing around – all in the pursuit of NOTHING. 

Satan wants you so busy pursuing things with little or no eternal significance that you have difficulty hearing the voice of our Father.   God wants to tell you things of eternal worth,  like how He wants to use you during the day to touch the people He puts in your path.

NOTHING defined by Jim: “All that stuff that we do or that we accumulate that is considered “Wood, Hay or Stubble” and will burn up into insignificance one day. “

‘Slow down’ – this is something Martha tells me every day. She tells me to slow down when I’m eating, or slow down when I drive to be safer, and even slow down when I’m talking.  In the first 30 years of our marriage we have missed the need to slow down in every part of our lives.  We have been so busy that people assume we don’t have time for them. That is a problem.  People are what life is all about. God loves those people.  He wants to use us to touch people with an authentic touch of Jesus.  If we are too busy, they may not get that touch.

Are you running around like a chicken with its head cut off?  Are you missing the IMPORTANT people all around you?  Are you so focused on NOTHING that you miss the hurting people that God puts in your path?  Are you too busy to stop and talk with them, pray with them, and share your faith with them? 

Jesus made time for hurting people everywhere he went: the bleeding woman, the Samaritan woman at the well, Zacchaeus, the paralytic, etc.   Slow down today and see those He loves that are in your path.

Next Week: Stop and Pray Now.

About the Author, Jim Brangenberg


Jim's Mission: To transform Christian-run businesses through mentoring Christian Business Owners (CBOs) by incorporating the servant leadership of Jesus Christ in their businesses, their home life and their walk with Christ.


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