As I sat at my desk, thinking about what I would write about for this Monday meditation, I must admit, I struggled to find something to write about. I spent time thinking, I spent time racking my brain for something, anything to talk about.
Then it occurred to me, how much time did I devote to working on this meditation post. I spent time working, which of course is understandable, and I spent time in over thinking, allowing myself to become distracted and overwhelmed with cleaning out my office and the mountains of paper that I have held onto for so long, wondering why I kept most of it.
I spent more time in becoming distracted in the hope of finding something to say, rather than listening for something to say.
What I mean by this is I spent less time in talking to and listening to God and more time believing that I could handle this on my own, and I found out … that I could not.
Many of us find ourselves to be too busy to spend time in reflection and pray, and more importantly, listening to the direction God wishes for us to follow. For many, taking the time out to pray and meditate, tuning out all of the distractions of our lives, may feel foreign or difficult, it may not be something we can work into our schedules.
However, spending time with God, listening and praying for direction may just be what “the Doctor ordered”. For week, spend some time with God, spend some time listening, but more importantly, hearing what God is calling you to do. Spend some time with God, take some time to listen, you will find it will build your relationship with Him in ways you may have never thought could be possible.
Pastor Lisa Chachula