Esau sold his inheritance to his brother for a bowl of soup. Focusing on the immediate rather than holding out for the better in the future.
At the end we were challenged to think of our own bowl of soup. What are we settling for now that is ultimately sacrificing God’s best for us?
My bowl of soup is Twitter and Instagram. As silly as that sounds I find myself scrolling through those programs connecting with friends when I have an extra five minutes throughout the day.
God is asking me to limit this. I need to spend those extra minutes investing in my kids rather than staring at a screen. If I added it up there’s probably at least 30-45 minutes a day that I could connect with my kids. Joining them in their world and connecting with them. Remembering the question, “What will matter 100 years from now?”
For me, this challenge means I set my phone aside and leave it plugged in the kitchen. (Last month Four Flights of Fancy wrote on how she took different social media off of her phone.) When at home I’m no longer wireless. The inconvenience slows me down. Only allowing myself to check in a few times a day.
I have another “bowl of soup” to share another day.
So to take Paul’s question and bring it here, what’s your bowl of soup? What do you need to give up in the immediate to hold out for God’s best in the future?