What Are You Tuned Into?
by Dan Langerock
Do you like to listen to the radio and watch television? It can be a time-consuming
occupation to pass away the hours. Think for a moment about your life like a radio or TV, your mind and heart tuning into "stations" that
affect you differently.
If we indulge in this, we will be upset all the time, perhaps not sleeping as we should. Then this lack of rest builds on the problem and makes it worse.
This will lead to broken friendships and estrangement from those
who care about us.
The news is on 24/7, and if we take it to heart, we can make ourselves sick with fear and trepidation about what will happen next. If you remember, this happened to a lot of people right after September 11.
This has a far-reaching effect on your life in many ways including how you relate to others, your emotional and physical health etc. If you are telling others about what
this person did to you, you are getting into the area of the gossip "station" as well.
An important part of all our lives, it can be overdone by neglecting family, taking home your problems at the job and many others.
This is the one God would like you to tune into more often. Instead of trying to work things out on your own, God wants you to trust Him. In Matt. 6:33, the Bible says "Seek first the kingdom of God and his
righteousness and all these things will be added to you." That means you do not have to fear or worry or stress out on what is happening in your life. God is going to provide when your relationship to Him is your first priority.
It also means that as we tune into different parts of our lives each day,
God will work it out as you give him your problems and cares. He wants you to consult him about the little things in life as well as the big ones. He loves you very much, but you must make the choice to be close to Him. He cares about
what you are going through whether it is divorce, fear, loneliness, guilt or whatever. Won't you "tune into" God's answers? He is waiting for you to trust Him so He can provide the answers you need?
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I liked this! Very creative approach.