Can we be real? I mean, like really real? I have a confession to make. I have had absolutely no time for God lately. I haven’t read my Bible or prayed a prayer in two weeks. Two weeks! Do you have any idea how unlike me that is? I haven’t even whispered a little “thank you God” under my breath during the day. Nothing. Our relationship has been completely absent for the past two weeks. There was just no time in my life for God. It’s been awful.
Y’all, I’ve felt it! I’ve felt the stress, the tension, and the feeling of being overwhelmed. I’ve been irritable with the people I love and I’ve been entirely too impatient with everyone in my life. I’ve been tense with my husband. I’ve yelled at my dogs. I was snarky with a cashier at a grocery store. I’ve been rude and demanding.
Honestly. I’ve been a horrible person to be around. Last night I snapped at my husband and he said, “What’s wrong with you? You’ve been like this for days.” I sulked, feeling reprimanded, and muttered, “God, what is wrong with me? Why am I so short-tempered?” That was when it hit me that it was the first time I’d spoken to God in weeks.
With everything that’s been on my to-do list I haven’t made time for God.
Did you notice how I said that? I haven’t made time for God.
It doesn’t have anything to do with God making time for me. He’s always there for me. He’s always there for you too. He’s everywhere, for everyone, at all times. I just haven’t made time for Him.
I’ve had a lot of excuses.
I formed a partnership with a great friend of mine and we recently launched our own business. Within two weeks of our launch we had booked clients. I was busy developing business plans, reworking social media strategies, and writing web copy. I was awake until 11pm or midnight every night only to wake-up at 6am the following morning to head off to my real job at the software company.
And…I’ve helped three friends start new blogs and I’ve been doing a bit of blog coaching to teach them about the business.
And…I’ve taken on a few sponsored posts and other brand partnerships which have required my time and effort to meet my deadlines and requirements.
And…I’m working on writing an eBook for you all.
I’ve just been fatigued.
The free time I did have I was spending chillin’ with my husband or cuddling with my puppies. Honestly, who could resist that face?!?
The thing is, like in all relationships, you have to make time for those that are important to you.
Time is a precious thing and it is finite. It is on us to make good use of our time and to prioritize things according to their importance. God should be the #1 most important relationship in our lives yet I’ve been neglecting it in favor of work, money, my husband, and my dogs.
Instead of glorifying God I’ve been reveling in the blessings He’s bestowed upon me.
When I realized my neglect of our relationship I opened my Bible to the book of James and I read this…
Yet you do not know what tomorrow will bring. What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes. – James 4:14
What an excellent reminder that everything in our life is fleeting!
The time to spend with God is there, I just have to use it. I could get up 15 or 30 minutes earlier in the morning. I could pray during my commute to the office. I could sit aside 10 minutes of my lunch hour. I could dedicate 15 or 30 minutes before bed.
It’s about recognizing priorities and making time for those you love, and who love you.
God loves you. I know God loves me.
So I have to recommit to our relationship and find time.
- How do you find the time to commune with God when you’re at your busiest?
- Do you pray in the morning or the evening?
- I’d love to hear any tips you have for me!