I have trouble multitasking. I can do one think well at a time, but add on one or two extra things and…too distracting! I have found this particularly limiting and really impacting me when I’m talking with another person who is in need…who is opening up and seeking support or advice. I get so focused on them and what they are saying…then what I am about to say…that I forget to listen to what God wants me to communicate to them. The latent hero(or egotist) in me tries to take charge and “rescue” the person. Relying on myself…trusting my limited abilities is so ineffective. When someone opens their souls to you, know that you are standing on holy ground and ask the help of the Holy Spirit to respond in a God-like fashion. If you jump in with both feet trying to rescue them without first asking for God’s help and guidance, you have missed the mark and spoiled a splendid opportunity. In a way your muddy footprints are polluting the holy terrain you are standing on.
Today, as you relate to people, first ask God to listen through you…think through you…love through you…to use you to impact others. Everyone in this world has needs and is experiencing struggles in some way. Remember that your main purpose is to direct the person toward God and His limitless resources. Click here to share with the Stepping Stones community your thoughts on multitasking while on holy ground.
Dear Father God, I know and believe Father that when people bare their souls to me…it is You that has sent them to me. Help me not play the role of the hero; rather help me be a better instrument of You. Fill me with Your Holy Spirit so that I say exactly what You want them to hear. Help me remember that at that very time, I am standing on holy ground. This is an area where I want and need to grow. Help me grow Father. I pray in the name of the one who empowers me to hear Your voice, Jesus Christ; and all God’s children said – AMEN!
Cause me to hear Your loving-kindness in the morning, For in You do I trust; Cause me to know the way in which I should walk, For I lift up my soul to You.
Then He said, “Do not draw near this place. Take your sandals off your feet, for the place where you stand is holy ground.”
But rise and stand upon your feet, for I have appeared to you for this purpose, to appoint you as a servant and witness to the things in which you have seen me and to those in which I will appear to you, delivering you from your people and from the Gentiles–to whom I am sending you to open their eyes, so that they may turn from darkness to light and from the power of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and a place among those who are sanctified by faith in me.’