We all get so caught up in the busyness of life. It’s like the world can’t slow down long enough for us to catch our breath sometimes. Our society is so fast paced that if we slow down for one minute we feel like our life might spin out of control. I’m sure I am not the only one who feels like this…
I woke up this morning very convicted about how I have been running my life lately… I let life grab hold of me. And I realized that if we slack for even a second to get our life “under control” and leave God out that it will only cause more stress then we already had. I didn’t realize that I had been doing it until this morning. We can all say we are living our life with God in it but is it our life or His? Is He an add on or is He what we’re living for? I want to live my life for Him! I want to be surrounded by His love and grace. But we can only have that if we are living for him.
When I was younger (around age 4-10) I was so innocent and full of faith. I would talk to God like I was talking to a best friend and tell Him anything and everything and feel like He was in the room with me smiling and telling me He loved me. Then I got a little older and life got stressful…it got hard and trials were thrown at me from every direction. My faith stayed strong. When I cried I felt Him there comforting me. He let me know everything was going to be OK and that He was taking care of me and I didn’t doubt Him for a second. Whether He talked to me through His word or through people around me or just spoke to me directly I felt Him there around me helping me put one foot in front of the other and holding me by the hand when I couldn’t do it on my own. The feeling of peace I had in the midst of the worst trial of my life was indescribable. One chapter from Psalms that really helped me through was Psalm 3,
” O LORD, how many are my foes! Many are rising against me; many are saying of my soul, there is no salvation for him in God. But you, O LORD, are a shield about me, my glory, and the lifter of my head. I cried aloud to the LORD, and he answered me from his holy hill. I lay down and slept; I woke again, for the LORD sustained me. I will not be afraid of many thousands of people who have set themselves against me all around. Arise, O LORD! Save me, O my God! For you strike all my enemies on the cheek; you break the teeth of the wicked. Salvation belongs to the LORD; your blessing be on your people! Selah”
I miss that… I havent walked away from Him at all but I haven’t been putting Him at the top of my list of things that are important to me.
I say all this to encourage you. I am not perfect. None of us are. I pray that I can make a difference in someone’s life by sharing my own struggles on here. Only by His grace can we have a passion and desire to want Him more than anything and put Him first. Our flesh is hard to overcome but by the blood of Christ we are able to draw near to him and overcome our fleshly desire to serve ourselves.