That is like so many of us today. We are so focused on the little things, dare I say, the insignificant things that we miss what has fallen around us. I am worried about how I will look or how I will be perceived in a particular situation. Will I look stupid? Will I sound stupid? What will people think of me? I have my focus on the “twigs” of my life.
We look at others and we are critical of their dress, their hairstyles, their music, or their (you fill in the blank here). We want people to look like us, talk like us, be like us! We are so caught up in differences (“twigs”) that we miss out on the more important things.
At church, we can be focused on the “twigs” as well. The music is too loud, or not loud enough. It’s too contemporary or too old fashioned. The temperature is too hot, or too cold. The preacher is too loud, or he doesn’t speak up. The greeter didn’t smile at me, or she was way too friendly.
I am so thankful to be a part of this church and to be around people who see the big picture. However, let us never forget that it is easy to get focused on the little things and the wrong things. Remember, it is not about me (or you), but always about Him! Remember also, that we live in a world filled with people who have fallen (just like us). Let us never battle over worship styles, hair styles, or clothing styles when there is a world that has fallen and only Jesus can pick them up. Let’s never worry about how we will look and instead let’s always show others how the Savior looks!