Transitioning from student life to working life has made me realize just how precious time is! A lot of people (myself included) always complain that they never have enough time for all of the things that are going on in their world. But that is a lie! A big fat lie. The truth is, we have the choice and ability to make time for the things we care about - we're just bad at managing our priorities (#honestyhour).
On my list of priorities, God is and will always be number one. But I’d be lying if I said that that’s the case 24/7. Nope. Work, family, friends and other areas of life are constantly competing for my attention. With so many things going on, sometimes quiet time with God seems counter-intuitive. It often makes more sense to get on with the things that need to be done rather than step aside for a moment with God.
Yet, in the midst of all the chaos and busyness, God continues to challenge me to give my best time to Him. Jesus himself was pursued by multitudes of people, all at the same time… but he still removed Himself from the crowds to spend time in prayer.
I should (probably) do the same.
Choosing God over other things will never be convenient, but know that whenever you choose to God first – when you choose to give Him the best of you and not just the rest of You – God can and will do awesome things. No, God's actions aren't based on ours. But this whole relationship-with-God thing is like any other relationship. It's a dialogue, not a monologue. God is waiting for us to make the first move. He's waiting for us to talk to Him.
I'm quickly realizing that growth (of any kind) comes in facing the entirety of life, not in avoiding anything and everything that pushes me out of my comfort zone. I’ve come to find that this applies to my walk with God too. In order to move onward and upward toward all that God has for me, I have to make a decision every single day to know Him more — even when (and especially when) it seems inconvenient.