We live in a consumer’s world where life is measured by what we gain, use, expend or expand. Often we begin to feel that what we consume begins to consume us. As we chase after the world, the world overtakes us. We become the consumed rather than the consumer. You know something? That’s right! and not for all the wrong reasons. We are what we eat and we reap what we sow. We choose what we eat and we chose what we sow. We are overtaken by our choices. It is a spiritual reality in the world God has made. While being overtaken is usually seen in a negative light as when something overtakes us against our will, that is not God’s purpose. Deuteronomy 28:2 says, “And all these blessings shall come upon you and overtake you, because you obey the voice of the Lord your God…” Wouldn’t it be great to be overtaken by blessings you can’t stop or control, only receive?
Let’s not chase the world to be overtaken by the world. Let’s consume the things that pertain to the Lord and be overtaken by His blessings.--Ben