Well, the countdown to Christmas has officially begun. One of my favorite radio stations now plays Christmas music 24/7, the aisles at the stores are jammed-packed with potential gifts, and we see reminders of Christmas nearly everywhere. Maybe this is a good time for a word of warning. Hereʼs four things we need to remember.
1. Donʼt let the hassle rob you of your happiness.
Maintain a sweet, Christ-like spirit.
2. Donʼt let the pressure rob you of your peace.
You donʼt have to yield to every demand. You canʼt
attend every party and purchase every present – donʼt
even try! Your kids really will survive without the
latest game or gadget.
3.Donʼt let the rush (exhilaration) rob you of your
Christmas is an adrenaline high for some folks. They
get so caught up in the excitement that they go into
debt up to their eyeballs. They end up paying
exorbitant interest rates on the charges theyʼve
made. Not smart!
4. Donʼt allow the pleasure to distort your proper
Itʼs always a struggle keeping first things first, but itʼs
even more difficult when pursuing pleasure. The
Christmas season can be a lot of fun, but we have to
be careful that the most important things donʼt get
crowded out. We should never neglect church
attendance and our Christian duties – these are top
priorities. Keep your focus on Christ and you will