Welcome to another Monday Motivational! This week I am going to try and be candid again. I didn’t realize it until after I started doing these weekly posts that for someone without a lot of fun stories or relatable life situations or vast biblical knowledge presenting something new every week is difficult! This brought me to the conclusion of what I needed to share this week. The reality of that statement about this being difficult is only true when the focus I have for these Monday Motivationals is on myself. How can I relate to the readers? How can I help someone get through a tough week? How can I make a difference in the lives of those who are reading these posts? My hope for these posts is not for me to help or change your life, but to point you in the direction of the person who can—Christ!
At some point from starting these Monday Motivationals to now I have lost focus on that. I hope that it was not obvious that this happened, but it definitely did. Amidst the chaos of what I viewed as a busy schedule I allowed myself to get distracted and take ownership of these posts rather than doing what I set out to do—encourage you guys to focus on Christ at the start of your week and surrender the week to Him. It is a testing step of faith to place our week in the guiding hands of the Spirit before the week gets under way, but it is a liberating step when we do it. If our focus is on anything other than Christ we will fall victim of sinking into the storm just like Peter in Matthew 14:22-33.
It is impressive to others when they see us swimming strong in the middle of a storm, but our goal should not be to impress others. We serve a God that wants us to walk atop the water with our focus solely on His son and our Savior! I hope that when your life gets chaotic, busy, and stressful you will align your focus on Christ who is in control of the storms and has everything we need to make it through them victoriously.