Back in my high school dance team days, our coach (who was TheBomb.com) always stressed the importance of remaining in formation while performing. To create a formation, the center dancers were always placed first, and the rest of us were strategically placed around them. Whether we were on the football field or basketball court, we had to focus on the center while performing our choreographed routine. Losing focus of the center would cause incorrect spacing, and you could potentially bump into another dancer while changing to a new formation. It was all about the center.
Maybe you can’t relate to my dance team example, but just hear me out on this. God is our center. Whether we are at work, home, or school, He should be our focus. Just like my dance team and I had to continue with our routine while focusing on our centerline, we must continue to live our crazy busy lives all while focusing on our center- God.
Sounds easier said than done, right? You’re probably wondering how you can live a Christ-centered life in an anti-religion world. It may be tough, but as soon as you start to build a foundation with God, everything falls into place. Here are some steps (Christians love steps) to help you center your life on Christ. They are in no particular order, but hey, it’s a start!
- Ask Jesus into your heart, recognizing Him as your Lord and Savior
- Read your Bible daily
- Pray continuously (1 Thessalonians 5:17)
- Seek God first in everything you do (Matthew 6:33)
By doing the things listed above you can continuously center your thoughts on Him, and it will be easier to live a Christ-centered life. It’s only natural that you allow worries or obligations to fill your mind. However, if you recognize when those things flood your thoughts, then you can push those things aside, bringing God to the center of your mind. The more time you spend with God, the stronger your relationship with Him becomes, and the easier it is to keep Him central in your life.
This week I challenge you pray simple, short prayers frequently throughout each day to help center your thoughts on God. Christ is all that matters, and He lives in all of us, Colossians 3:11b.