God Asks for Everything
What gets in the way of your relationship with God?
I know for me, I can become hyper-focused on my to-do list and forget to spend that time each day with God. Then when I do, I can become distracted in prayer, thinking about all the things I need to do and mentally checking them off in my head. My mind wanders so easily. It's not my natural state to sit in silence without worrying about the world around me.
Whether it's distraction or material things, doubt or anxiety, a stumbling block in the faith, an unanswered prayer; we all have those things that make us walk away sad like the man in the Gospel today when God asks for everything we are.
But the truth is that we already have everything we need in order to follow him. He knows what burdens us, and still he calls. He knows what gets in the way, and still he knocks on the door of our heart. And maybe our biggest stumbling block is the avenue through which his grace enters into our lives.