As we close out the week on this topic of consecration and me removing many of my distractions, namely social networks, I’ve come to one major conclusion. I waste so much time. Oh my God, I waste so much time. I am also a pro at filling the time I gained from removing one distraction with something equally distracting. For instance, clearing out the DVR after watching almost everything on it.
Time management has always been a challenge of mine. I was that college/graduate student who was accustomed to all nighters to start and finish 25 page papers and huge projects. I know I’m not alone but I also know this isn’t what God wants for us, for me.
Focusing on the distractions keeping me from devoting my time to God and to my work was actually a really cool thing to do. I have soooo many things that I do that are a complete waste of time. What doesn’t help is that even though I have plenty of brothers and sisters I learned early how to keep myself entertained as if I was an only child.
I’m one of those people that can have fun with a box. Throw in a marker and I’m overjoyed. But I was able to notice what I avoided, some of the reasons I avoided, and what avoidance was causing me to miss.
I have gotten so much more done overall this week and I am in a waaaaayyyy better mental space. It has to be true because at least 5 people have told me: “woah you look good this week, you look like you’re doing good”. It’s obvious when we aren’t spending time with God. Obvious to us and those around us. If you haven’t already, I encourage you to take some time to set yourself apart. Remove those things in your way of meeting up with God and you will look and feel better. No lie. Not only that, removing distractions will help us in serving the Lord in a far more effective manner!
Now let’s pray I stick with this…Pray for me please and I’ll do the same for you =)
Speaking of prayers, if you have any requests, you can leave them here…
And this I say for your own profit, not that I may put a leash on you, but for what is proper, and that you may serve the Lord without distraction. 1 Corinthians 7:35
Melanie N. Lee
I just REALLY love Jesus!!!
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