Most of us would have to admit that when it comes to our faith, it is generally as an afterthought rather than our first nature.
Jesus said: “Love the Lord with all your heart, all your mind, all your strength and all your soul.”
This pretty much makes thinking and acting for the Lord should come first, not as an afterthought.
More often than not, we lament our regrets about what we should have done as opposed to what we actually did.
Admit it. Being and acting as a Christian is tough. It is not only hard work, it is a near impossibility. Doing what we should do as a Christian means we have to remain attuned to His will and to the needs of our neighbors.
So easy is it for us to become distracted, and in the process to put the calling of our Lord as a simple Afterthought, in fighting back, we rush to perform the kindness of thoughtfulness we feel we neglected.
The goal then is to concentrated, to remain focus on our task within God’s Kingdom. Our principle objective then is to aim all our energies and goals toward our faith in Christ. When we do this, Jesus is no longer an afterthought, but our primary, number one mission.