We are bombarded daily. That’s just something we cannot ignore. There is so much going on day after day and it is so easy to feel so overwhelmed. You ever feel that way? Feeling like the world is just trying to take you out? I know I feel it from time to time. This past week, I felt simply overloaded. So much so, that I could not even focus my mind to even write at all. The mind was all over the place from school, to my regular work, and my family. It can get very difficult to manage life’s demands and then it can be so easy to simply throw in the towel and give up.
I was reminded of something last week though while the mind was racing. Something that for a couple of days that I lost sight of because of the chaos. That is realigning my life with Jesus. Realigning every aspect and dimension of me with Him. This starts from the moment I get out of bed every morning. Before the day begins, just stopping and bring consecrate your life, bringing every part of your life under the authority of Jesus Christ. This sounds so simple, but wow, it is so important to do every day.
When this is remembered, it brings so much more clarity to the day to come. I have found myself more capable to deal with the difficulties that may come and stand strong in any warfare I may face. Psalm 62:8 says “Pour out your heart before Him. God is a refuge for us.” He is there for every part of all we face. We have to call out to Him though. We have to bring our lives under Him. Realizing that we are powerless to face all of the struggles of life by ourselves. When we start our day before God, we lay it all out there for Him. Let it come under Christ’s authority to see you through.
As we begin this week I wanted to write out this reminder for not only myself but for all of you too. It’s not about just whining about our troubles, but realizing that God is over all of it and aligning ourselves under the authority of Christ, we bring us into better focus and bring clarity on what matters. Oswald Chambers said, “We have to pray with our eyes on God, not on the difficulties.” This is taking the focus off the troubles and keeping our eyes on Him.
So as you start each day. Think about this. Before anything begins, look to the Lord. Fix your heart to Him first before anything in the day comes in. Christ overcame, so we can overcome what this world throws at us. We need to be restored and renewed daily in Christ.