I stepped out of my car and looked into the open pouch of my briefcase and realised that I had forgotten to bring my computer to work. I had rushed out of the house and grabbed my bag thinking that everything was there but I failed to check. Frustrated I got back in my car and I drove all the way home, on arriving I searched for my computer and it was not where I thought I left it and so I went back to the car, opened a different section of my briefcase to find that the computer was there all along and I had just wasted 40 minutes in what was already going to be a busy day! I drove back to the office contemplating my own stupidity (which happens far more often that I would like!).
There are some things that are absolutely necessary in my world: food; shelter; companionship and the need for wifi!
I have found that very little happens without me using a device of some kind to either facilitate or enhance the experience – it is an interesting world in which we live and you don’t realise how dependant you are upon things until they are not available.
For a second I contemplated not heading home to get my computer but I soon realised that I wouldn’t get much work done if I did.
When you think of the things that you are aiming for what appears upon your list?
Is it possessions, family growth, colourful experiences or peace and tranquillity?
All of these can be good to aim at and fun to obtain but striving day after day for them can become a relentless and unsatisfying obsession. We really need to be aiming at something of substance, something lasting that will actually make the ‘chase’ for everything else fall into perspective.
Jesus challenged those who will follow Him to
“seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.” Matthew 6:33
I realised as I was rushing back to work that I had forgotten this one powerful truth. If I had been a little less in a rush and a little more focussed upon Him I probably would not have made my mistake and my day would have been more centred and more effective.
Maybe it is time for you to stop for a moment and seek Him… allowing Him to adjust your path and set your day on the right track.
P.S. – don’t forget your computer!