“So get rid of all the filth and evil in your lives, and humbly accept the word God has planted in your hearts, for it has the power to save your souls.”
As we wake this morning and think of what it is that we must get done today, there will be easy stuff and hard stuff on our list of to-dos. Which will we start with? I’m sorry to say, but most of us will tackle the easy stuff first with hope that this will “get us going” and give us momentum to challenge ourselves for the hard stuff to come. The sad secret though is that with distractions, taking more time than we thought, burning out, losing focus, etc. the hard stuff on our list ends up on tomorrow’s list, not today’s. There is something to be said for facing head on the hard stuff first. True momentum will be gained when we know it is all downhill and easy after we’ve conquered the hard stuff first.
It is the same in the areas of our lives that God wants us to clean up. If we nibble around the edges we might feel like we are accomplishing something good, but it is the hard stuff, the deep, the inner, that God wants us to take Him with us to first tackle and remove. What is that hard stuff that we hear Him talking to us about today?
Reference: James 1:21 (New Living Translation)