September 10, 2019

Yesterday for lunch, I decided to eat vegetarian so I went to Chick-fil-A. As I stood in line with all the other vegetarians, waiting to get their chicken sandwiches, I started thinking about the chicken sandwich war that is being fought about between Popeye’s, Chick-fil-A, and Wendy’s.

I’m not sure what all the hysteria is actually about but it’s gotten so bad that on Monday, September 2, at a Popeye’s in Houston, a man actually pulled out a gun when he was told they had run out of chicken sandwiches – and the world gets a little crazier.

Don’t get me wrong. If there’s not any meat, I will eat chicken. But I would never pull out a gun for a chicken sandwich. That’s not on my priority list. It wasn’t on Jesus’ either.

For those who follow Jesus Christ, our priorities are not the latest, greatest chicken sandwich, the newest car, the coolest clothing, or the biggest house. Our priority is about putting God first and letting everything fall into the right place.

This is what Jesus meant by saying, “Therefore, don’t worry and say, ‘What are we going to eat?’ or ‘What are we going to drink?’ or ‘What are we going to wear?’ Gentiles long for all these things. Your heavenly Father knows that you need them. Instead, desire first and foremost God’s kingdom and God’s righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.” (Matthew 6:31-33)

Today, they may run out of chicken sandwiches. If that happens, don’t worry about it. Sooner or later, you’ll get a chance to eat one. And remember, it’s just a chicken sandwich.

Prayer: Dear Gracious Heavenly God, help me to make your priorities my priorities. Use me for your purpose. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.

Don’t obsess about things that don’t matter – they don’t matter.

It is alright to obsess over a new pick up. God gets it.

I pray your day will be filled with joy and laughter.

Tom Robbins