Do not allow your attitudes to justify your actions when you are in the wrong. Long time no see, talking to myself of course. I have missed blogging and talking to each of you. I have allowed life to halt my abiding time with the Lord and it sure has shown in my life. If you feel like life is catching up to you or you don’t have the motivation to continue, you’re not alone. I just finished my senior fall semester in college and like many of us this year, 2020 has been for the record books. Received two amazing blessings from my family so maybe it was worth the stress and frustration, haha, no seriously I have much to be grateful for. But, for the past two weeks, I have felt like I am rushing my way through my abiding time with the Lord. Instead of spending precious time with our Lord and Savior, I decided to go on tic tok or watch Netflix. If I am convicting you, there is a reason you’re reading this right now.
Talking to myself, I feel like I’m slipping away from God, just how we want 2020 to slip from us, that’s how I feel as of lately. I woke up this morning and felt a disconnection and an absence, Matthew 4:4. So I took action and read my Bible for the first time in weeks. I have a verse I read every morning but I haven’t spent an abundant amount of time in the word. I use the excuse of the world around us is too hectic and we get caught up. This is completely normal. In my case I made a habit of that excuse instaed of using the chaos towards my advantage. Don’t feel as if you are perfect, because we are not. God has given us His word for us to connect with and direct us. I
12 For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.Hebrews 4:12
Blogging has helped me share my thoughts and convict myself with words on a screen, Galatians 6:6. Blogging allows me to reflect on what I have learned and what I have lost. My attitude for the last two weeks were saying “Ivanna you don’t have time”, “Ivanna you need to have a separate place to sit in endless hours with the Lord” that is where I messed up and allowed my attitude to persuade my actions. We all know if you want to do something, we will take the time to do it. In that I have lost my perspective of who I am! God has not given any of us a weak or unstable mind. The world corrupts our mind and we allow ourselves to act on it. When we make up our mind to do something we will do it. Could be reading the Bible, working out, or simply doing the dishes. If you want to get it done you will put the effort in to complete the task. I ask you and myself today to stop convincing yourself that you don’t have the time and make the time. New Year’s resolutions are coming up but don’t wait a few more days. Today I will read my Bible and abide with the Lord. Pick up whatever task you need to complete and start today because tomorrow is not promised to us.
Have a Merry Christmas