Wednesday, October 23, 2013

When Your Important Things Are Drowning In The Sea Of Good

We went to a yogurt place last night. It's a pay-by-the-pound joint, so after dispensing our preferred flavors of frozen yogurt, we each added toppings and set our finished concoctions on the cashiers scale.

While our styrofoam dishes sat on the scale, I noticed a difference between my dish and my son's. I had cappuccino yogurt with a few chocolate chips and a few peanut butter chips tastefully sprinkled on top. I had no idea which flavor my son had chosen because whatever yogurt he had was completely covered by the glut of toppings with which he had filled his bowl. I am certain, though, that he enjoyed his "yogurt."


Drowning the main thing in other good things may not be a bad practice in yogurt world. It might actually lead to quite tasty creations.

However, in most of life, losing sight of the main thing because of too many other "good" things can have devastating consequences.

In the pursuit of money and promotions, some have lost their families.

Despite accumulating myriad possessions and toys, others have lost their joy.

While filling their calendar with events and engagements, many have lost their time for God.

Many good things vie for our time and energy and resources. Yet, only a few things are what really matters. Be careful not to drown in your most important things in a sea of "good" things.

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