I’m too often preoccupied with making sure I get everything done that I’ve committed to doing. On time. With excellence. You may wonder why I would want it any other way. Here’s why. If I am consumed with “handling my business”, then I am not consumed with God. Period.
I’ve tried to have both God and… (you fill in the blank) and I simply cannot do it. Ever.
I think I know the solution, though. It is frustratingly simple. I just need to switch two letters. Consider the profound difference in these two statements.
I am going to handle my business.
I am going to handel my business.
In Genesis 28, Jacob is on the run from his brother Esau. Jacob stops to rest and, while sleeping, dreams of a ladder stretching from earth to heaven. He names the place Beth-El, House of God (El = god).
Now take another look at the second statement. I am going to handel, hand El (God), my business. Give it a try this week… let’s hand-El together… and let me know what happens. Peace!