Many Americans, whether Christian or not, strive for the American Dream. As Christians, how are we supposed to view it and/or respond to it?
Many things come to mind when thinking about what the American Dream is. Maybe it’s opportunity and success, maybe it’s comfort and safety, maybe it’s health, wealth, or the image of a house in a neighborhood with a white picket fence and a dog.
What is time with God supposed to look like? I used to have this perception that it needed to look a certain way. That it should be all or nothing, and if I couldn’t get up every morning and sit down with God for one hour then I just shouldn’t spend time with God at all that day. I would just have to wait until the next day that I had the time.
No, this was not from God. This was a lie that I was believing. It was my desire for control. I was telling God when it worked for me to spend time with him and when it didn’t. Well, I bet you can guess how that went- days and days would pass without me even acknowledging the Lord. I would be running myself ragged trying to do everything else and at the same time feeling depleted and guilty because I hadn’t communicated with God in days.