One of my favorite phrases of the year is “Ain’t nobody got time for that”, it is just perfect for so many situations. But truthfully, it is the cadence that I am running to in this season. Before you think I’ve totally lost it…hear me out.
It is becoming so clear to me how short this life actually is, and how high impact my walk has to be. As Paul pointed out in 1 Corinthians 10:23 “I have the right to do anything,” you say—but not everything is beneficial. “I have the right to do anything”—but not everything is constructive.” Because I want to run hard, completely unhindered after Jesus I have to look at my life through this lens. The fact of the matter is ain’t nobody got time to waste and a part of that is being intentional about where my time, attention, devotions and affections are directed. I know that my life does not look like everyone else’s life I’m okay with that because I don’t want a walk that is average. Mediocrity is my enemy, the coma of comfort opposes my destiny. The stakes are high, but the sight of His face is what I am after.
I encourage you to take an inventory of your life; your day, schedule, checkbook, relationships, and calendar. What is eternal? What is pushing you toward more of Jesus? What is filler? What feeds your soul and spirit? What is grooming you and preparing you for more? What is sharpening you? Push every hindrance aside posturing yourself to encounter the more of Jesus.
“Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already arrived at my goal, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.” Phil 3:12-14