Have you ever talked with someone who is obsessed with sport? Or schoolyard gossip? Or computer games? Every conversation you have with them, they end up turning it around to their favourite topic, regardless of anyone else's interest. Can get old fast, can't it?!
How about you - do have something (or someone) you're obsessed with? Some celebrity or star whom you constantly think about? A dream for the future that colours every decision you make?
Did you know God has an obsession as well? Yep - He has one all-consuming thought that has actually changed the course of history...
It's true. The Word tells us that God's thoughts towards us outnumber the sand (Psalm 139:18) - wow! He doesn't just think about you from time to time, but deeply cares about every little aspect of your life. Everything He does is bless you and draw you closer to Him. In fact, he is so obsessed with you and your wellbeing that He sacrificed His own son to pay your debt of sin.
You might say that's a Magnificent Obsession! (A term I have admittedly borrowed from Lloyd C Douglas' novel - a great read!)
While we might sometimes wonder if God even notices us and the problems that plague our lives, be assured that we are not only on His mind, but forever planted in His heart. We are His everything, just as He desires to be to us. And when we fully understand this truth, obsessions with celebrities, sports, social status or calorie counting will become an unimportant thing of the past.