“I’d rather be a sober realist than a happy fool.”– Zach Whitsel
After spending the majority of our lives in churches that started at 10:00 A.M, my wife and I became a part of a congregation that started at 9:30 in the morning. After several months of attending we experienced a lapse in our memory that placed us leaving in time enough for our old ten o’clock routine. We had joked around a lot that morning with our children and each other and had really enjoyed the morning. We didn’t even realize the mistake we were making until we were almost at church. Had we known how late we were running we would have probably been stressed about it but since we were oblivious of the time difference, we were happy.
It’s easy to get out of touch with God and assume that our feelings are leading us in the right direction. My wife and I didn’t feel like we were late to church. We didn’t feel irresponsible. We didn’t feel like we were missing anything important. It may not seem fair, but reality doesn’t change just because it isn’t recognized.
No matter how happy we were that morning we were still getting in our car at home while our friends were already in their seats at church. Emotions are deceitful. The truth may not make us happy but it will sure keep us from losing a lot of time in this life.
Submitted by Zach Whitsel
Daily Reading: 2 Thessalonians 1-3
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