I live under a ‘Cloud of URGENCY.’ I suppose it is “part and parcel” with my ADDICTIVE personality. Almost… everything is important to me. I’m a “do it now,” sort of guy. Sure, there are things that I don’t consider URGENT, and I’m fairly good at prioritizing. My point is… if it’s on my ‘to do list’…then it’s important, and likely… URGENT.
I feel if one acts in a sense of URGENCY, then he’ll get going…on his project, his work, family issues, play and social time, as well as…not to mention… one’s spiritual life. Get organized…is my motto. Don’t leave a stone un-turned…is another… along with… Don’t take NO for an answer, and as Churchill says: NEVER, NEVER, NEVER…give up.
All of these characteristics are a form of URGENCY. Considering… that TIME is a limited resource. Before we know it…it will be Christmas time again. We just have ‘so much time’ available to us… so wasting our time… is not an option. If we treat more things in life as URGENT… then we’re spending our TIME… more wisely.
Sometimes, I think… we place a sense of URGENCY on the wrong issues. We get “all-wrapped-up,” in nonsensical things…things that don’t amount to a hill-of-beans, yet we… ME INCLUDED, get all bent out of shape, if we don’t get EXCITED about this or that. But, we’re failing to “get excited” about God. As a nation… as a world… we are putting God on the ‘back burner.’ We don’t consider God to be of an URGENT nature… but playing golf is of a urgent nature.
The most important, and URGENT matter in all the world…is…GOD. And we’re taking Him for granted. We’ve KICKED God out of the “Boardrooms of America.” We’ve kicked God out of our schools; and we wonder what’s wrong with our EDUCATIONAL standards. We wonder why our children cannot even speak proper English…and why they’re still counting on their fingers. We have turned to ‘Idolizing WORLDLY things.’ We worship… instead of God… the likes of… Follywood, Dr. Phil, Oprah, the Big Bangers…and the NFL. We are incapacitated without cellphones, laptops, and …the MIRROR. We’re all wrapped up in OURSELVES. ME…Me…me.
God will not be MOCKED. The Apostle Paul… clearly tells us in: Galatians 6:7-8 – The one who is taught the word is to share all good things with the one who teaches him. Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, this he will also reap. For the one who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh… reap corruption, but the one who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit… reap eternal life.
Our sense of URGENCY is misdirected… we need to re-direct our attention, and our URGENCY… from ‘ourselves’ to… Our Lord God, Jesus Christ.
…Blessings…as we seek out the IMPORTANCE of God…. cjlb…1/10/2018