Brain: LET'S CRY ABOUT EVERY BAD THING THAT HAS EVER HAPPENED.
Me: Um...this does not sound like a good idea.
Brain: You're right. But that's okay because I have a better one! We can cry about everything that has ever happened to us, AND THEN WE SHOULD GO TALK TO PEOPLE ABOUT IT.
Me: That sounds like a worse idea.
Brain: You can be crying, they'll be really confused and concerned. You'll probably get really upset with them for no reason.
Me: Let's not do this.
Brain: It'll be great. Let's go.
I thought I would write a post about this because it's what's happening to me.
I am busy. I love being busy. I let important things slip off my plate because of my busyness, but there is one thing that I should never let slip off: Spending time with God.
For about 8 months, I had a really solid Bible study routine, and I was happier than I had ever been, I was emotionally stronger, and I was able to function in life like a normal human being. But in the last month, I have let my time with God be pushed off.
In the past month, my life has been busier than it ever has been before, and I have been running around in circles, not handling it very well. You want to know why? Because I took away the best coping mechanism that I could ever have. God's peace. He promises us that when we are with Him, we will have peace.
1. In a general sense, a state of quiet or tranquility; freedom from disturbance or agitation.
2. Freedom from agitation or disturbance by the passions, as from fear, terror, anger, anxiety or the like; quietness of mind; tranquility; calmness; quiet of conscience.
Guess what I haven't been free from recently? I underestimated the importance of my time with God, and in result, it has cost me dearly. I need my time with God, I need that peace that only being with Him can bring.
Maybe you aren't in the same boat as I am. Maybe you aren't feeling the emotional, physical, and spiritual drain of not being with Him yet, but I can assure you: If you are not spending enough time with God, you will not be at your best.
I encourage you to turn off your computer, turn off any other distractions, and just read your Bible, do a word study, whatever works for you to connect with God. Pray, listen to worship music, sit in silence, give thanks to Him, take a walk in His beautiful creation, anything that brings you closer to Him.