Like many wonder women, I wear many hats. It seems like there is never enough time in the day to complete the TRILLION things required of me. From sun up to sundown, I'm being pulled in a bunch of different directions, following a strict routine, and just trying to GET IT DONE!
As I stated in a prior blog, I've had this constant feeling of emptiness, or feeling like something is missing. Then suddenly it hit me and I started to reevaluate how I'm spending my time. Needless to say, I quickly realized some adjustments need to be made right away.
We often prioritize our days, our weeks, our lives. We try our best to plan ahead for things to come. But we often forget to plan time for THE most important of our life. Spending quality time with God. We get wrapped up in being so "busy" moving through our days, that we leave behind the one who gives us strength to tackle and enjoy each day we are given. I'm not afraid to admit that I'm an imperfect Christian. I LOVE ME SOME JESUS, but I too get caught up in daily tasks and neglect opportunities to really devote myself to God's word and quality time with him.
I remember when I was completely broken hearted. I would literally spend every free moment praying, reading God's word, pleading with God to heal my heart. He did just that. As I sought him, he gave me the desires of my heart. He kept his promises to me by renewing my joy and helping me find true happiness that wasn't given by anyone else. And you know what? As soon as he did, I forgot about how precious my time is with him. How awful is that?
Now, that feeling has returned. Not brokenheartedness, but just an emptiness that was only filled through God's loved. It tells me that it's time to rethink my priorities and place HIM at the top of the list.
Don't get me wrong. It's not easy to take a second to yourself as a mommy, wife, working woman, and so much more. But people create time for what they desire. My heart desires Christ! I want to be so full of him, that there is no room for anything else! The only way to achieve that is through time well spent together.
I encourage to ask yourself what you're devoting your time to. Is it Christ? Is it even things that are encouraging and moving you to a higher place? Have you become so "routined" that you've forgotten him too? If so, it's time to rethink your priorities. MAKE TIME to spend with God. Make time to get to know his promises. I can guarantee it will be time well spent!