The Multitasker Christian
Posted: Thursday, April 2
Verse of the day:
Another said, “Yes, Lord, I will come, but first let me ask permission of those at home.” But Jesus told him, “Anyone who lets himself be distracted from the work I plan for him is not fit for the Kingdom of God.” (Luke 9:61-62)
I’m a big multitasker. Even as I’m writing this I have music playing, I’ll probably stop to check my email at least 2-3 times, I’ll probably send a text, and literally just got interrupted with a phone call from Steve Yeldell. I used to be pretty proud of myself for being able to get multiple things done efficiently until I read this article that says multitasking actually lowers your IQ. Go figure, Jesus told us that in today’s verse of the day thousands of years ago.
What has Jesus called you to do? For me, He made it very clear when I was just a child that He wanted me to make ministry my profession. I know others who have been called by Jesus to work in the medical field taking care of physical needs and showing the power of God through prayer and hope. Others have been given clear direction to start businesses or restaurants in order to provide for themselves, their communities, and to support the Kingdom of God with the profits earned. Whether you’ve been given a clear calling from Jesus or not, we all have been called to be a follower of Him. Followers who are constantly growing and working to expand the Kingdom of God.
There are a lot of good things out there, but not all are beneficial for the follower of Jesus. Whether it’s fun options on Sunday mornings/evenings and Wednesday nights to participate in instead of coming to church or things that take us away from serving or loving on others. Jesus reminds us to not get distracted from the work He has planned for us. Let’s remember to do things with an eternal mindset and not become a distracted multitasker. I’m not saying we can never have fun, but if the fun is distracting us from growth in our relationship with Jesus it’s no longer becoming fun but rather a disease. When we are offered distractions, remember the calling we’ve received and don’t stray. Keep to the path and tell yourself, “I’m a follower of Jesus. That is #1. I will not be distracted.”