It’s easy to get caught up searching the endless websites for a house and helping my husband job hunt. In between laundry, cleaning, kids, and summer school work, I have been losing hours to mindless internet browsing – even if it is just for houses.
The other night I found myself once again sitting at the table with my laptop while the family was engaged watching TV thinking, “I don’t really want to watch TV.”
I decided that I’d slip away for a bit to read a devotion or work on my bible study.
Can I be honest? I really wanted to spend that last hour before bed lazily in front of the TV and computer. My head said, “Why bother this late in the day? It’s almost bedtime. Do it tomorrow.”
But I am realizing there comes a point where it’s all about the decisions we make. We all have the same number of hours in a day. And I can watch TV or browse the web or I can make a choice to spend my time doing what I needed to do.
And you know what? It was so worth it! Even that little bit of time spent by myself , God used to encourage my weary soul.
I love it when He seems to speak so clearly after I am obedient to do what He has asked me to do.
When I opened Sarah Young’s “Jesus Calling” devotional, here is what is said for that day:
“Do not feel guilty about taking time to be still in my presence. You are simply responding to the tugs of divinity within you.”
“Do not be afraid to be different from other people. The path I have called you to travel is exquisitely right for you.”
“Your closeness to Me will bless others by enabling you to shine brightly in this dark world.”
See what I would have missed if I hadn’t taken that few minutes to be obedient to the prompting in my heart to spend a little time with my Savior?
It brought tears to my eyes that He would be so gracious to ordain those life-giving words to me that evening.
Take time, make time – even it’s for a few minutes to do something that feeds your soul today.
Maybe for you, it’s not a devotion or writing but something else that is persistently nudging your soul to take time to do. I want to encourage you to find the time. Make a choice. You won’t regret it!