Holy FOMO

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Holy FOMO

He forgives failure,
but I won’t take that for granted.

Though relationship is never broken,¹
For a moment, failure dampens fellowship.

Jesus is winning.²
He’s saving souls, giving life, changing worlds.

He’s on a victory tour, until every enemy is put under His feet.³

I can be winning with Him.⁴
I don’t want to miss any of that!

But, failure causes me to miss out.

Sin is failure; a misplaced heart, wrong-doing, lack of zeal, laziness, cowardice –anything that causes me to fail to love as He loves, (purely, passionately, powerfully, fearlessly –redemptively).

So, I take sin seriously, as I do grace.

Therefore, I guard more diligently, I work more abundantly –I press, not to be justified (because that is the work of grace), but to fully enjoy Him!⁵

I have a holy fear of missing out.

I don’t want to miss out on a single moment with Him.

I want everything God has for me, and I’m not talking about money.

#holyfomo

¹ Romans 8:35-39
² 1 Corinthians 15:57
³ Psalms 110:1, Matthew 22:44, 1 Corinthians 15:25
⁴ 2 Timothy 2:12
⁵ 1 Corinthians 15:10

The Deceitfulness Of Riches

Paul Luckett | Brainflurry.com The Deceitfulness Of Riches

For weeks, I’ve intended to:
visit a loved one,
sit with a dear brother,
put in quality family time,
write that note,
make that call,
share that word.

Why haven’t I?

Because I’m occupied with what I have to do to make the money to keep what I’ve got.

And, I’m preoccupied with what I have to do to get more.

“what I have to do…”

I’ve been in bondage.

The world says I can attain the good life if I somehow manage to get the right combination of things. But, Jesus teaches that the things that make for my peace are in knowing the Father and following Him, forsaking all else.

“And [Jesus] said to them, ‘Take heed and beware of covetousness, for one’s life does not consist in the abundance of the things he possesses.'”
— Luke 12:15

I know the truth, but at some point I again embraced the lie.

This deception offered me fool’s gold, robbing me of what matters most: precious time loving people who are dear to me and dear to God, in exchange for the worthless: a nirvana I might experience some day if I manage to get and do all the right things. (Spoiler alert: It’s a lie. Fulfillment never happens this way.)

Working for more stuff and living more life are in opposite directions. And, I’ve been going the wrong way!

My focus should not be on how to keep what I have or how to get more. My heart should be set upon attending to my Father’s house rather than seeking my own interests and pleasure. When I have the same heart as the Father (as demonstrated by Jesus, His only begotten Son), then my pleasure comes from seeing His house provided for and prospering.

So, I pray “Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit with in me!”.

I’m on a journey now
to lay aside that which ensares me,
to divest myself of what weighs me down,
to sell what I have to share with those who lack,
to live with less so I have more to give:
to follow Jesus.

I repent.