Catalyst Track: What Have You Become Bind To // Day Two

Catalyst Track: What Have You Become Bind To // Day Two

Shelene Bryan | September 28, 2017

This week’s 3-day track comes from Shelene Bryan, founder of Skip1.org, a ministry providing food and clean water here in America and around the world.

The woman laid her hands on my shoulders and begged God on my behalf to not allow me to get distracted by the things of my world. It truly was one of the best prayers anyone has ever spoken over me. Kneeling there on that dirt floor, I was uncomfortable and distraction free and exactly where God wanted me to be.

In this 3-day track, Shelene challenges us to recognize the areas in which we are distracted from God. She suggests that with God’s help, we can become comfortable with being uncomfortable so that we may take the leap of faith into the adventure on which God wants to take us.

Whether it’s excessive work hours, or a matter of bad habits, take the next few days to recognize ways in which you may be distracted from God. Remember that in order to live the adventure that God has created for us, we must admit our weaknesses so that we may move past them. Complete the challenges at the end of the day to help guide your reflection.

 

DAY 2: We are blinded

The woman laid her hands on my shoulders and begged God on my behalf to not allow me to get distracted by the things of my world. It truly was one of the best prayers anyone has ever spoken over me. Kneeling there on that dirt floor, I was uncomfortable and distraction free and exactly where God wanted me to be.

It was as if the Lord were saying, “Shelene that little baby belongs to me. That baby will be just fine. There’s only ONE thing that baby needs to get right. Her surroundings don’t matter, her relationship with me does.”

We need honest evaluation to remove blinders.

Usually we are blind to our ministry ruts. The religious leaders of Jesus’ day were so far from where they should have been in their relationship with God, it became their mission to kill Jesus. They had blinders on to God’s message of love. Too often we are blinded by our cultural and institutional biases.  Until I was sent to my knees on that dirt floor, I was delusional as to what I was doing there on that Monday in Lima, Peru. I thought I was going to pray for this poor woman, who lived in impoverished surroundings. But to God, her physical surroundings didn’t matter, she could see what I could not, that material distractions could choke out what God wanted to do through me. Removing ministry blinders takes honest evaluation, and without God’s help most of us are incapable of properly evaluating our blind spots.

Lord, reveal my blind spots. Expose to me areas of my ministry that need to be relinquished surrendered or changed.

REFLECTION:

What are the blinders in your life? Share in the comments below.

 

More from this Track:

Day One // Day Two

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