We see you on Sunday morning and we say to you “See you tonight!” and you always replay “okay!”

But we never see you.

We tell you “You should come to this class we’re doing on Wednesday night” and you say “sounds interesting, I’ll be there!”

But we never see you.

Why don’t we see you? There’s work, there’s school, there’s studying, there’s sports, there’s always something. And you talk about juggling this and that. You talk about trying to keep your crazy-busy life together, and sometimes “going to church” falls through the cracks.

I understand.

But who said you’re suppose to juggle? Why are you putting your soul’s spiritual enrichment and the worship that God is owed in the same pile as “washing the dog” or “studying for a test” or “working overtime”? How did your soul fall so far from its perch of importance to being just another box on the list of things to do and another ball in the air to juggle?

The worst is when we see you after a few weeks away and you say that you plan on being around more often. But then the next week comes and you’re not there. What happened?

“Well we had a little stomach bug.”

And I get that. Sickness happens.

But is it really the case that every Sunday there’s a sickness? One that only seems to last the duration of Sunday, and never keeps you from work or school on Monday?

I mean, I know sometimes we really do get sick. But let’s all be honest here. Sometimes that’s an excuse. Right? I’m not crazy, right?

I can’t make you love Jesus. I can’t make you be faithful. I can’t make you see that Christ and His kingdom are not things that are to be “part” of your life; they are to be your whole life.

We don’t juggle Jesus.

We place Him at the center of our focus and force the rest of our lives to orbit around Him. Work, school, play, whatever it is, it comes—at BEST—second place to the Lord. And the gap between first place and second place in our hearts ought to be infinite.

And I know what you’re thinking…”Well it’s easy for you, preacher; going to church is part of your job.”

But that’s bologna.

There are Christians who work full-time secular jobs, and raise a full household (which is its own full-time job) and they never miss an opportunity to assemble with their brethren. They don’t miss because they get it. They really get it. They get that Christianity is not a title you wear, it’s a life you live. Worshiping God and gathering with brethren is an automatic. Everything else that has to be done has to be rearranged around that life-necessity.

That’s the way it should be.

And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

Romans 12:2

That’s the way it’s commanded.

When we do nice things for our fellow man they will often tell us thank you. To that we sometimes reply “it’s the least I can do.”

Well God is not your fellow man. He is your Creator. Don’t think “what is the least I can do.” Determine what is the “most” you can do, and then give Him that.

If giving God the most becomes your focus, you’ll suddenly have one less thing to juggle. In fact you’ll stop juggling all together. You’ll take all the little and big things that consume your time and energy and, instead of juggling them, you’ll toss them to Jesus (1 Peter 5:7).

Because your whole world—your entire life (filled with all those little and big things)—is supposed to orbit around the Son.