Which deserves my focus – fellowship or food?
In planning a much anticipated meeting with a new friend, I was asked to make the arrangements.
My thought pattern shocked me…
“What restaurant do I want to go to? This is a great opportunity to EAT what I desire. How can I arrange the seating arrangements we need, and make that work at the restaurant I want to eat at?”
When I realized she didn’t want to eat dinner, but just meat with me – I was disappointed. When I decided that I would still meet her, but would also not eat, I was upset. I could NOT go to my favorite place and just not eat?!?
I was anticipating the food more than the person I was meeting. And, this person was someone I had prayed for 2 months to be able to meet!
I don’t think is normal, but I do this all the time. Anyone else?
Life isn’t about food – it’s about Jesus and loving people.
Fellowship deserves my focus, not food.
I pray for continued insight into my strange behaviors and prominence I give to food.