Friday, June 29, 2012

Don't Forget the Bread

Have you ever went to the grocery store for one important item, such as bread? And, before you know it your shopping cart is full, but you haven't even made it to the bread aisle? As soon as you walk through the doors, you are bombarded by all of the other things you find desirable, but don't need. Chips? Don't mind if I do! Brownies? I may need those in case of my low blood sugar. Ice cream? Of course...who can live without this stuff?!  Maybe you were enticed by the price, maybe you were craving something that you thought would be sweeter, or was to satisfy your hunger of 'more' even though the bread was all you really needed. It's the only thing you were lacking.

Often times, when we go to the grocery store for that one important item, we find ourselves picking up a lot of "junk" on the way to our destination. Sometimes we even get home to find that the one thing we needed was the very thing that we left behind. We forgot it in our search for other 'junk'. But, how did we forget that when it was the only thing we were there for?

We find this very scenario in our lives as well. We're here in this "big grocery store" called life and we're constantly enticed by everything else around us, rather than the one thing that we're here for. I'm guilty as charged. A new car? Man, that new Lexus is SICK! A bigger house? Our friends will really think we've 'made it' now! It's very easy for ALL of us to get off track and walk down every aisle except the one we should be walking down.

Now, don't miss my point here -- there's nothing inherently wrong with having a little 'junk'. But, at the end of the day, where is your heart? Are you working to guide your cart towards the bread or are you being distracted by the "junk" so much that you never even make it to the bread aisle?

What are you filling up your grocery cart with?

Keep your eyes on the prize. Don't forget the bread.

1 John 2:15 - "Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him."


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