By: Selah Cosentino June 26, 2018

Car crashes are never expected. You know they happen, you take the necessary precautions like wearing a seatbelt and practicing defensive driving, but typically, you don’t plan to be in an accident.

At least, I didn’t.

But three weeks ago on my commute to the office, I was rear-ended.  It happened to be the morning after a very thought-provoking sermon about the end times—with reminders to live with a Kingdom-mindedness, void of unholy distractions.

After the accident, I asked the woman who hit me what caused the crash.  The bottom line?

“I was distracted.” 

Especially on the heels of that meaningful sermon, these past weeks have served as an opportunity to reflect on the fatal dangers of distraction.

Christians are called to live with the end in mind … looking ahead to Christ’s return.  But in a busy world with demands placed on us from right, left, above, and below—it’s easy (for me, anyway!) to become preoccupied with pursuits that are, ultimately … futile.

That’s why I’m grateful for Max Lucado.

Every day, he shares a one-minute anecdote, challenge, or thought that encourages listeners—in a practical way—to realign our lives with Scripture.  And, though reminders can be uncomfortable or even painful, we all need to hear them.

In August and September, Max will focus on the message of “Unshakable Hope” on each day’s UpWords feature.  He promises from God that ultimately offer a foundation of hope to build our lives upon. It’s a message our culture desperately craves—one which asks the question:

“How much sadness would evaporate if every person simply chose to believe this: I was made for God’s glory and am being made into his image?”

The answer to that query will undoubtedly impact the level of Kingdom-mindedness we possess and live by.

“As for me, I will see Your face in righteousness; I shall be satisfied when I awake in Your likeness” (Ps. 17:15).


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