|Perspective from a pretzel|
On my way to the health and beauty aids aisle, I took a detour through the chip aisle. I scooped up a bag of pretzels. When I got home, I was so hungry I tore into the pretzel snack and that's when it hit me. I bought the wrong bag! What??!! I got home with Great Value Fat-Free Pretzel Sticks instead of the Great Value Honey Twists. Needless to say my taste buds were screaming disappointment.
God brought to mind my hasty mistake. I didn't even look at the bag until I got home. But I can see my mistake as His mercy. God knew that when I got home I was going to be ravenous and ready to dive into the nearest snack bag. He also knew that I would have strapped those pretzels on like a feed sack. His mercy comes in how I unknowingly grabbed the wrong bag of pretzels, so I don't over-indulge. With the fat free pretzels, I will only partake of a few.
My perspective is this...when we are in tune with our stomachs or the things of this world instead of God, then we miss the opportunities that He has for us. Because I was focused on the 'one thing'...getting stuff quickly and getting home to eat....I didn't pay attention to what bag of chips I was getting. I was just grabbing quickly. Because I am not always in tune with God's wisdom, I miss opportunities He has for me. I will make hasty mistakes and miss His best because I am not on the same page as God. He needs to be my One Thing, and God never disappoints. I need to always seek God first.
"But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well." Matthew 6:33Do you have distractions? Do you make decisions too quickly? Do you seek God's wisdom on everything?