You Can Only Have One

you can only have one main thing.what's yours-
Several months ago, my family was driving when I noticed a car plastered with bumper stickers. Since I was not in the driver’s seat, I began straining to try to read them aloud to Jonathan. Homeschooling, pro-life, gun allowance, natural living, etc. Before they drove off (perhaps because some weirdo woman was straining her neck to read the back of their car), I noticed one about God too.
“Good grief,” I remarked to Jonathan, “there were so many stickers on that car, I couldn’t even see all the things they were promoting!”
I mean, I’m guessing they strongly believe in all those issues, but because there were so many things being promoted, the result was that I got a lot of messages and nothing stood out.
“I got a lot of messages and nothing stood out.”
This incident instantly reminded me of our lives. Although most people don’t walk around with bumper stickers plastered on their body, each of us have different things we believe in and want to promote. We might promote these things through talking with our friends or being active on social media. But sometimes we have so many messages that nothing stands out.

What’s your main thing? 

You can only have one. There are many things you may feel strongly about, but only one thing can be at the top.
There’s something that takes up the bulk of your desires and affections; your conversations and relationships; your time and brain power. What is it?
I propose that there is only one thing worthy of this position. It is Christ & His Word. See for yourself:
“I bow down toward your holy temple and give thanks to your name for your steadfast love and your faithfulness,
for you have exalted above all things your name and your word.”
So often, we make lesser things the main thing, don’t we?
Sometimes this is especially true for us Mamas. There are so many things we choose for ourselves and our children – medications/vaccinations, foods, schooling, clothing, entertainment, natural living, health supplements, etc.
And sometimes we allow small, insignificant issues to occupy our main thing. My hand is raised here. Both hands, actually, because I’m doubly guilty.
Let’s see, how does that song go?
This is all my hope and peace,
Nothing but __________.
What is it?
Nothing but natural living & homeschooling?
Nothing but limited screen time & closely monitored friends?
This is all my hope and peace,
Nothing but the blood of Jesus.
Only one thing is worth being your main thing.
His name is Jesus.

Questions for reflection & prayer:
What does my husband think my “one thing” is? How about my close friends?
What do my social media followers think my “one thing” is?
If I could only pass on one thing to my children and those around me, what would it be?
Is this where I’m spending my energies?

By God’s grace, let’s live with Jesus Christ as the main thing.

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