Over the past two weeks I’ve written about the problem of being obsessed with efficiency and the consequences it can have on your life. The desire to get better is necessary if you want to grow. But obsessing over it will only make things worse.
The person you are today is largely the result of the people who’ve surrounded you over the years. Your friends, family, co-workers, etc. have shaped your thinking and influenced your actions more than you will ever know. But some of the greatest mentors in your life have actually formed you from a distance.
It’s easy to talk a good game about making God a priority in your life, but you may have realized it’s not so easy to actually do it. We talk about pursuing God—developing a prayer life, reading the Bible regularly, connecting with other believers—but life seems to get in the way and we fail to follow through.
Have you ever asked yourself, “Why is prioritizing God in my life so hard?” I have. And I think the answer I’ve discovered may surprise you.