Have you ever been under pressure to prepare for a big event or an important presentation at work?
Not long ago, we had a huge women’s conference coming up and I wanted to be SO FULL of The Word that it would overflow!
So, I had a plan!
I’d built-in an HOUR of study time with God. But then, my phone started blowing up AND my husband needed me.
Just as soon as he left the house, Ashtyn came screaming down the stairs. “Mom, Mom…I need you!” So, I had to handle “being Mom”.
At that point, my phone started blowing up, AGAIN! OMG!!! Are you kidding me?
It was the office and they just needed to ask a couple of QUICK questions. Meanwhile, the exterminator showed up and he needed to talk to me, too.
A few minutes later, my husband calls. “Whatcha doin?”
“What am I doing? I’m FIGHTING for just 2 minutes of study time with God!” 50 of my 60 study minutes were GONE and I felt like a complete failure!
(And there I was, wasting the little time that I DID have left by complaining that I didn’t have enough time to spend with God!)
I just want to know; Does this sound like a CRAZY day you’ve had, recently?
The enemy has no new tricks. He tries the same stupid stuff to keep us in a tornado of distraction and confusion.
Because when we get STRESSED OUT, the first thing to go is the very thing that can help us counter the stress… and that’s our TIME WITH GOD.
We may not get to give God all the time that we want, but He understands and appreciates every PRECIOUS MINUTE that we fight for!
When you’re trying to spend some quality “Hi God” time, what’s your biggest DISTRACTION. Tell me, here.