Live Sensibly

Gilson LacerdaFebruary/March 2024 WOFLeave a Comment

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I often hear people say the following: “There’s not enough time in the day to get everything done. I’m so tired. It seems like I’m doing more and enjoying it less. How many weeks until vacation?” Does this sound familiar?

Many people are worried and distracted by all the things around them and everything they’re involved in. These things are not necessarily bad. They may not be sins. But they distract us from the things of God.

Luke chapter 10 tells us about a time Jesus visited the home of a woman named Martha. She was so caught up in her tasks that she failed to do what was sensible. However, her sister Mary chose to sit at Jesus’ feet. Mary understood that sitting with Jesus was more important than anything else. Jesus told Martha, “There is only one thing worth being concerned about. Mary has discovered it, and it will not be taken away from her” (Luke 10:42 NLT).

Let me ask you a question: Are you living sensibly, or are you so busy that you don’t have time to sit at Jesus’ feet?

If we don’t take time to live sensibly, the pace of life will get to us. Vince Lombardi, one of the greatest motivators of the last century, said, “Fatigue makes cowards of us all.” In other words, we can wear ourselves down to the point where we are susceptible to ungodliness and unholiness. The Apostle Paul warned us never to grow weary in doing good (2 Thess. 3:13). As we live for God, we must be careful not to get so wrapped up in other things that we act unwisely and compromise.

Of course, there is a time to plan and prepare. There are everyday life things we must do. But there is a time when we just need to sit with Jesus. Living sensibly means finding the balance between the two. God wants us to have the best of both worlds. And when we stop and take time for Him, we’ll be surprised at what happens in our lives.

[Editor’s Note: This article was adapted from How to Turn Your Faith Loose, a slimline book by Kenneth E. Hagin.]


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