A few years ago, I was driving around town and I stopped at a light. While I waited, I looked down and in the corner of my eye I thought I saw the car in front of me move. She didn't. I ran right into her. Her vehicle only got a couple scratches..while my vehicle was leaking and spraying everywhere and the metal had smooshed into the wheel so I could not drive away. An ambulance, police car, and firetruck quckly showed up. The next thing I knew I saw the lady in front of me being loaded in the ambulance. I sat there and started to cry. My husband was in college and we were barely making it. It dawned on me that we would have to pay the deductible and our insurance would probably go up. I cried harder. Then one of the fireman came over to see how I was. He gently put his hand on my shoulder and said, "Don't worry, the driver of the car will be fine." It was like a hand slapped me in the face. I hadn't even thought of her....I was thinking of the money!!!
Then and there...I realized my love walk with God was suffering. Also..I was loving money. I should never worry about money stuff...God always provides for us. Always. It reminds me of a passage in Matthew 16. Jesus says something and the disciples totally miss it thinking He is rebuking them about not bringing bread. Yet..just recently they saw Jesus mulitply the loaves and fishes. How could they possibly worry about food?! They were not focusing on the right thing.
It is easy to get our eyes on something that is totally irrevelant to the big picture. I ask the Lord often to keep me focused and in love.