“Don’t fall in love with this corrupt world or worship the things it can offer. Those who love its corrupt ways don’t have the Father’s love living within them. All the things the world can offer to you—the allure of pleasure, the passion to have things, and the pompous sense of superiority—do not come from the Father. These are the rotten fruits of this world. This corrupt world is already wasting away, as are its selfish desires. But the person really doing God’s will— that person will never cease to be.” 1 John 2:15-17 Voice
A lot of times we obsess about trivial things. We can spend our live chasing something that is here today and gone tomorrow. When we don’t get what we want, we cry like a kid at a grocery store when his mom doesn’t buy him candy. What are you chasing after right now? What is keeping you up all night? What can’t you get out of your mind? Is it something that will last or is it something that will not last?
Be careful to set your minds on things that will last, things that matter. There is a battle for your soul and the enemy would like nothing less than to distract you with things of the world (money, popularity, cars, food, etc.) All of those things seem to satisfy but they never do, do they? You always just want more. We were made to be satisfied by our Creator, and nothing is more satisfying that being in a deep relationship with Him.
Maybe this “time off” has made you rethink your life. Spend some time taking some inventory of your life with the Lord. Are your desires still in line with His? Pray and ask Him to expose the desires that aren’t leading you to life, and ask Him to give you the desires of your heart.