The List


Blog family! I pray all is well with all of you! We all have a checklist of things that we want to accomplish. Whether you’ve written it down or have it memorized, there is a list. I read a quote by Steven Furtick that said, “Until Jesus is enough for you, no person or thing will ever be”. Being young and career driven, we have set goals and standards for our lives. I agree that we need a general plan for our lives. The problem we face is we are resilient in our approach to check things off of our list. We go and graduate from college; check. We work and get a masters degree; check. We find that dream job making six figures a year; check. Lastly, we get married, have children and become the embodiment of the American dream; check. We raise our families to this same standard and all is well. What happens when winds and waves of life come and shake your perfectly put together list? When you arrive to work you find out your six figure salary job has started making cuts. You find out that your well put together marriage is hanging on by a thread. What do you do then? In ‭‭Matthew‬ ‭7:24-27 Jesus has this to say to the people, 

“Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock: And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock. And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand: And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it.” 

In our search for success let’s be sure that Jesus is the foundation. We do not want to become so committed to our list that we make it our driving force. When Jesus is the focus, we can take whatever life throws at us and have the success we have worked so hard for. Be blessed!