Car-b-q. I heard that saying a lot on the radio while living in Atlanta. I always thought it was sort of funny!! Lots of things are funny until they happen to you!! When my daughter graduated college, we celebrated with a graduation Bar-b-q. During the party we see dark smoke billowing up in the air near our driveway and the next thing I know my daughter is handing me her car keys and she says; “My car is on fire.” My husband quickly responds with a couple of amazing friends and they put the small fire out and then disconnect the battery! It was just a little electrical fire, thank goodness!! So, back to the Bar-b-q! No big deal, right?!? It was handled and we were not going to stop celebrating a big accomplishment!
I feel like when you serve on a guest experience team each week there always seems to be a distraction to take your focus off of being the hands and feet of Jesus. Maybe your alarm didn’t go off so you were late to prayer time before service, or your children have decided they want to sleep in, or while you are serving a friend comes up to chat about the week. Nothing too crazy, but just enough to keep you distracted from serving with your whole heart! I know it happens to me! So often on Sundays I feel like I am running around like a chicken with it’s head cut off! I have to consciously remind myself to slow down and talk to people! If I see a need, I try to stop and help where I can. Let’s all remember this weekend that there is an enemy who seeks to cause confusion, but we are not going to let that stop our celebration!! We are going to focus on serving and hopefully help our guests take a step closer to Jesus!! That’s what I’m talking about!!!
Car-b-q at the Bar-b-q, who would have thought!!! I’m sure this happens to everyone!! (not)
What are the things that distract you? What can you do to keep from being distracted?