Everybody’s busy these days. It’s the unquestioned norm in our culture and it’s driving us to run our our lives at maximum capacity — and then some. But how do we get off the mouse-wheel of busyness: we need margin. Since time is our most valuable resource, we need to create space for what matters most.
Distractions are a threat to any relationship, especially our relationship with God. One has to look no further than the our addiction to mobile phones to see how distracted we’ve become. But distractions come in all different forms, so it’s important to identify the things that are distracting you and ask God for a plan to deal with them.
One issue that undermines our relationship with God is our disappointment when He doesn’t do what we hoped He would do. But some of the great heroes of the Bible encountered disappointment with God, their stories help us learn how to move on from our disappointment and not let it hinder our trust in God.
The foundation for everything in the Christian life is our relationship with Jesus. He desires a real relationship with every person. But just like couples who once had a vibrant relationship can grow apart over time, we can lose our love for Jesus even as we do things ‘for’ Him. But Jesus doesn’t want people to do things for Him, He wants people who know His love and love Him in return.
Church member Mick Rolley shares his life story of growing up in a non-Christian home in Sheffield, to becoming a Christian as a student, to becoming a missionary in the Balkans, and experiencing personal renewal in recent years.