I have all sorts of alerts set-up in my phone so I donâ€™t forget to remember toâ€¦
Pick up the girls from school,
Clean up for small group,
Have lunch with ________,
Send out emails to ______, ______, & ________,
Be on time for tomorrowâ€™s meeting.
No matter what though, I still forget things.
The funny part is, I forget some of the things that should be so easy to remember.
Things I do everyday, like clockwork.
I forget them because itâ€™s become so routine.
I do them, but donâ€™t even notice itâ€™s happening.
Ever driven home and when you pulled up in the drive way it scared the living crap out of you because you donâ€™t remember even driving home?Â You know why that isâ€¦? Youâ€™re on auto-pilot.Â You were doing it without even knowing it was happening? You didnâ€™t forget the moves, turns, and actions. You just forgot to be present while it was taking place.
Iâ€™ve done this in my life more than Iâ€™d like to admit. As the years have gone by, Iâ€™ve learned to recognize it, but it hasnâ€™t been easy. The biggest problem that Iâ€™ve faced with this isâ€¦Â I forgot to remember.
I forgot to remember the â€œwhyâ€ behind what Iâ€™m doingâ€¦
WhyÂ am I reading my Bible today?
WhyÂ is it so important for me to be in community with people?
WhyÂ do I go every Sunday to be with the church?
WhyÂ was I praying and what was I praying about?
WhyÂ am I teaching these lessons to my daughters?
WhyÂ is it that I follow God and His word?
WhyÂ do I honor my wife and treat her like I do?
WhyÂ is it that I am called to help people encounter Jesus?
WhyÂ do I have to fight my selfishness and be a servant to others?
I forgot to remember. Remembering the â€œwhyâ€ leads me to understandâ€¦
Reading my Bible today is so God can pour into me.
Being in community is so I wonâ€™t be a recluse and for accountability.
Sunday worship pushes me to be a part of a body that is on mission for God.
Praying is to teach me that God is always in control and be faithful.
Teaching my daughters is to make an invest in their future as women.
Following God is because He loves me so much and wants whatâ€™s best for me.
Honoring my wife is because sheâ€™s just that amazing & God commands me to.
Helping people towards Jesus reminds me this life is not about me.
Being a servant teaches me to put others before myself.
Next time, before Iâ€™m so quick to put the blame on anything not working or becoming stale, I need to remind myself about the â€œwhys.â€ Maybe, just maybe, you need to be reminded about the â€œwhysâ€ too.
Donâ€™t forget to remember.