(MATTHEWS) 6:00AM – I don’t think I ever really realized how often I take my eyes off God. How often I try to make my way through life without HIS joy and peace in my heart. Last night I realized just how damaging that can be. I ask your forgiveness up front if this post seems like a rambling moment of consciousness. It is.
I had an awesome Saturday – working with creative friends with Bless Back Worldwide as we gear up for our trip to Haiti in December. Fun with my first-grader making a pilgrim diorama for school. Then came the breakdown. A relationship frustration – an emotional burden – a poorly-handled conversation. Does this happen to anybody else?
Then I put on my wounded, self-righteous, “I can do anything” attitude, let my anger get the best of my internal world, and put on my best face for the moments ahead.
Then, bam. I fell right on my face. Not literally, thank goodness. But I didn’t perform an important task to my highest ability. I walked out into the world all alone – with my head held high – but I was kidding myself. When I take my eyes off Jesus, when I forget to ask him for help because I feel perfectly capable of walking this path that feels so well-worn without him – I fail.
Pastor Steven Furtick this morning at Elevation Church is on week two of his series “One Generation Away.” He will speak on Ephesians 3:20-21. If you’re like me, and need to hear from God more often than you even realize – you need to get there.