Monday, September 11, 2006

life won't mind me

I can’t seem to get everything to mind me. I mean, about the time I get things under control in one area of my life, another area starts spinning. Sometimes it seems like the whole world is spinning out of control.

Things move fast now. Technology moves so fast that your computer is outdated by the time you learn how to use it. The economy goes up and down and round and round. People almost never behave do they? It seems there is always at least one person in your life that is out of control-challenging your mental health and causing major stress. And how many terrorist groups are plotting to completely destroy us now? I lost count. I’m getting dizzy again! That’s just the stuff going on around me. I have not even mentioned the things going on inside me.

Life comes at you in real time. Real time is fast. It seems like you must continually adjust. People are stressed out. You hear much talk about balance these days. It’s increasingly more difficult to find my feet with everything constantly moving and changing in today’s world.

What stays constant? How does a person find stability in it all? Where is true north? Can I really experience peace or is that just religious rhetoric?

Believe it or not, there are some things that never change at all. There are some things that I can base my life upon. There is a Rock-a firm foundation. There is One who is the same “yesterday, today, and forever” and His name is Jesus. He is at the center of everything. He is at the center of the storms that blow in and around my life. As I learn to live near Him things calm down.

Join with me for the next couple of months as we journey through an ancient text called Colossians. These Holy writings from two thousand years ago will bring much needed wisdom and perspective for today’s fast-paced, hectic lives.

Join us for our new weekend series: “Get Centered”


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