I'm talking about NEGLECT.
It seems we've become a culture that has the mindset that thinks "if I don't pay attention to it or if I don't act like I notice it, then somehow, someway, it will end up getting taken care of on it's own." What? This couldn't be further from the truth.
I mean come on let's face it, what happens when you neglect...
- Your teeth?
- Your health?
- Your car?
- Your house?
- Your marriage?
- Your kids?
- Your finances?
- Your job?
Of course as you read this list of important things you realize that if they go neglected then surly we reap negative results. But notice that one of the most important things we tend to neglect isn't in that list. We too often neglect our relationship with God!
If at first glance we realize that neglect harms everything on the list then isn't it even more true when we neglect the God who created us? We neglect Him as though we can just ignore Him and somehow things will just work out for us in the end.
Stop neglecting God. Put Him first and above all other things in your life and then we can stop talking about that nasty "n" word.
What are you neglecting in your relationship with God?