So I am walking and talking to God this morning, and I realize it has been a long time since I have had a deep meaningful, give and take conversation with Him. I apologize. I ask for forgiveness. He simply asks me, “Are you doing what I have asked you to do?” There is no condemnation in the question. There is no expectation that I will feel guilty. There is no ‘attitude’. It’s just a question for me to ponder. But I say to Him, “No.”
It is then I realize that while I have given my last hold out, my health, over to Him, I have slipped. Food has been and will always be an issue for me. I see it, I want it, I have to have it … NOW. It doesn’t matter if I am hungry or not. And lately, I have fallen into the mind-trap of, “I just rode 22 miles this morning, I can have ______________ to eat.” (Fill in the blank with any food you love, but shouldn’t have every day.)
Some of my favorite foods.
Because I am not taking time to be with my best friend, God, I am not focusing on what is really important in my life. I am derailing myself. So this morning, after my walk, before showering, or getting on the scale or eating breakfast, I am writing. This is what God is calling me to do with my life. I am no longer afraid of the ‘what ifs’. That’s not the problem. It is balancing being a graduate student, being a mother, being a wife, a new career move, my health, and my faith. Notice my faith is last. That is where I have placed it, and yet it should be the first. My time spent with God should be at the beginning. Once I place God where He should be, everything else will fall into place.
I should know this by now. I’m a mature Christian. I’ve done this act before. I am so glad that my Lord knows me and loves me so completely. I am glad that I can sin, receive true forgiveness. I am glad that while I don’t always learn from my mistakes, I can continue to move forward in my life, and God will always be there to guide me.
He’s waiting for you too. Take some time today to listen for His word in your life.