How long does it take you to complete a task? Some of us need to be asked time and time again before we be grudgingly get to it. For myself, I'm one of those people that likes to get all of the work done before I can sit down to rest. It makes me feel accomplished, and like a reward of rest is a viable option. However, we all have different ways we react when it comes to work ethic, many at the procrastination end. Do you tend to put in the bare minimum effort you can, or push yourself to give it your all? God gave everything for us, even Jesus, His only Son, on the cross. It's time to stop procrastinating and put int the maximum effort when it comes to our faith.
Today's Gospel states: 'As he walked by the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon who is called Peter and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea; for they were fishermen. And he said to them, "Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men." Immediately they left their nets and followed him. And going on from there he saw two other brothers, James the son of Zeb'edee and John his brother, in the boat with Zeb'edee their father, mending their nets, and he called them. Immediately they left the boat and their father, and followed him' (Matthew 4:18-22).
Today's Gospel talks about how we are made to follow God. The two didn't wait, and question what Jesus was asking of them, or worry about the future. They got up, left their nets and willingly followed him. We can tend to stop, take too much time to make decisions, to lean on laziness and slack in terms of our faith. However, God gives us everything we are, all we have out of love. It's time to put faith at the top of the list, and not push away as if it were an unwanted chore. Take some time to ask God to help you make your faith a priority.
Today we pray:
Thank You for giving me my life, all that I have, every opportunity you've given me in this life. Help me to be grateful for this gift of love, and do my very best to live a good life in faith.
I pray this in Your most holy name, Amen.