This is definitely one of my shorter posts, but equally as important as the rest 🙂
The past couple of weeks have been totally crazy for me (which would be why I haven’t been blogging). And I haven’t been to church in way too long.
Between packing to go to my hometown for a few days, making the long drive, seeing friends and family, then bringing my brother-in-law back down to where we live, and then a trip to the ER, helping my sick husband, it’s been one crazy month!
But I haven’t been dedicating the time that I needed to just listen to God.
So many terrible things have been happening recently. My money situation has been extremely stressful, my husband got very sick and was receiving a lot of unnecessary treatment because of it, my anxiety was through the roof, I wasn’t cooking, cleaning, or keeping up with laundry, and I just didn’t feel myself.
Then yesterday, I didn’t wake up and slept right through service.
I got this overwhelming feeling of guilt, and then I realized that my prayers probably haven’t been as strong as they should have been. I wasn’t telling the Lord how thankful I was for all that He has been giving to me, and just asking for more. No wonder nothing in my life was going right, I was so focused on what was going wrong I wasn’t thankful for what was going right.
And here I sit today, feeling like less of a Christian than I want to be. Letting my anger get the best of me in recent situations this weekend, and not feeling like I’m doing well enough. It’s been really getting to me, and I’ve been here before so, thankfully, I know just how to fix it.
I need to get back on track.
The Lord will forgive me for my recent setbacks, He will forgive me for not putting the time and effort that I should have been back into my relationship with Him.
I need to get myself back into the habit of getting up early and getting myself looking my best to go to church and worship Him. I need to put more thought into my prayers throughout the day and night to really keep the special bond I feel with God. He will forgive me for my slip up, and I will try to do better to revive and grow the most special relationship I have in my life.
There is no perfect person on this planet, and if you feel like I have in the recent weeks with slipping in your relationship, now is the time to get back on track. You know what you need to do to revive that relationship. And Jesus died on the cross to give us forgiveness for our times like these.
I am still a Christian as I always will be, but I need to do better. Not just for myself, but for God.
When I feel that my relationship with God is at it’s strongest, my life takes a turn for the better. I have every reason in the World to be stressed right now about the upcoming chapter of my life (hopefully I will get to write about that soon!), but I know that I can either worry, or give it to God and trust that he will take care of me.
I choose the latter, and I recommend all of you to do the same. It feels like a weight is lifted off of your shoulders.
If anyone else has experienced a setback like this and has their own ways of getting back on track please leave a reply and get in a respectful discussion below!
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