We all worship something. Be it ourselves, a sports team or celebrity, material goods and money, the latest trend, a job or God.
Where do you put all your time and energy? (Or where do you wish you could put all your time and energy?) How would you most want to spend a day if you had the choice? Do you give more energy to cheering on your favorite team or musical artist, to making money so you can buy things, or to God and seeking His Kingdom?
We all have times when we don’t worship God as He should truly be worshiped. It’s just a fact of who we are as fallen human beings. We are unable to be perfect and holy as our Savior is perfect and holy. The only righteousness we have is His, not of our own doing but what He has done on the Cross for us. On the other hand, our being honest with God is worshiping in truth, in our current realities, struggles and emotions.
In the world we live, distractions are also many and increasing at every moment. Attempting to survive in the world these days isn’t easy. Giving more time and energy to God is more difficult than we will often dare to admit.
Making God the center of all we do is easier said than done, but He sees when we are trying to put Him front and center more & more, and He loves us even when we fail Him.
Don’t fret when you feel you aren’t giving enough time and energy to God. Don’t allow yourself to become discouraged, but keep moving forward and striving for more richness with Him in all aspects of your life. Remember in these times that God knows our hearts’ desires, even when we can’t give Him as much as we want or strive to in the midst of life’s fast pace.