What’s Really Important?
I remember the title of a book I saw decades ago. I never read the book but did was amused by the title—“Bridge Out—Slow to 50.” It’s a nonsensical phrase, but quite funny. Who would think of a high-speed chase to a deadly, non-existent crossing?
Yet there are instances of illogic rife in our culture and lives. We persist in habits that can make us sick or even kill us. We sacrifice time with our loved ones so that we can get “ahead.” We confuse urgency with importance, thereby missing out on what we really need to do.
It’s probably our culture and personal influences that move us toward not just striving to do good, but to redefine that goal into things that can wear us out and/or harm us. We pass those false goals onto our children and any others we influence.
I believe that Jesus calls us to a simpler life where the most important things are our physical and spiritual health, as well as building healthy relationships. Think of this: if what you feel pressured to do robs you of time with those you love, if it affects your health, if it means you postpone what’s really important to later, think of reconsidering what you’re doing.
The Lord wants you to be healthy, spiritually and physically, and to reserve your best energy and time to what’s most important.
How foolish can you be? After starting your new lives in the Spirit, why are you now trying to become perfect by your own human effort? Galatians 3:3