Best Foot Forward

Have you ever had one of those days where you laid down at night and think, “What happened?”.  Sometimes I lay down at the end of the day and wonder where the time went, what I didn’t get done, and what I could do better tomorrow?  I laid down last night and God showed up (as if He ever leaves).  All He asked was one simple question that shook me to the core.  That still small voice just whispered,

“Did you give me your best today?”

When I was a kid, I struggled in school.  I hated homework, tests, reading, the whole nine yards.  I just didn’t learn like the other kids.  My mom said I was different.  She said God let me learn in a way that was special.  She told me that it wasn’t the end grade that mattered or even the what people thought.  All that mattered was that I gave it my best.  If I gave it everything I had, God would be glorified with my actions.

When God showed up last night, He didn’t ask to see my massive list of materials I accomplished that day.  He didn’t want to know what I didn’t achieve.  He didn’t even want to talk about tomorrow.  He just wanted to know if I did my best with the time I had been given.

In Christianity we often place our focus on doing better, achieving more, and loading up our spiritual work load for the kingdom.  Usually when that happens, things suffer because there not done right.  We make a list of check points to cross off and could care less if they are done with our best effort.  Christ wants your best, in your spiritual walk and your day to day activities.  God doesn’t want us to view Him as a check point, a item to scratch off our to-do-list, or a relationship that you put in with minimal effort.  He doesn’t want you to do your day to day job and activities under a hundred percent.  God wants to be in everything you do and if He is going to be in everything you do, He wants your best effort, the absolute best you got.

Think about it.



1 Response to “Best Foot Forward”

  1. 1 larry vaughn September 10, 2008 at 12:23 am

    That sure spoke to me!

    “And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.”


    “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men.” Colossians 3: 17, 23

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