|Everything in Time|
|My emotions have kind of overwhelmed me and I desperately need to write to get my mind off of the condition of my heart.
I just flipped to Ecclesiastes 3:11 – another favorite of mine. As I read the passage, however, the Lord reminded me of something I vowed to do after this last election. I told myself that I couldn’t go back to living my life as usual. I wanted everything that I do – in secret and in public – to be glorifying to Him. I’ve made a lot of stupid mistakes with my heart, even in the past couple of days, so this is a great reminder. The passage goes like this:
I have seen the task which God has given the sons of men with which to occupy themselves. He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in their heart, yet so that man will not find out the work which God has done from the beginning even to the end. I know that there is nothing better for them than to rejoice and do good in one’s lifetime; moreover, that every man who eats and drinks sees good in all his labor – it is the gift of God.
God gives each of us so many opportunities to walk out what He has placed inside us. I really believe we need to change our mindsets in this respect. Every conversation could make an impact. Every look, every text, e-mail, coffee that you buy (or make for someone). Everything we do must be unto the Lord so that His name might be glorified in all things. We don’t know what God has in store. He tells us that His ways are not our ways; His thoughts are not our thoughts. I can get so caught up in where I’m at that I forget how my actions are affecting others.