After I finally slipped on my slippers and wondered downstairs to make some coffee, I realized that I had completely skipped my morning devotional and prayer. It wasn't that big of a deal, was it? I kept going on with my morning routine as usual, but began to feel a strong conviction. I realized that this type of thing had happened more than once. It was time for a self evaluation.
What had been occupying my time, thoughts, and energy? What was most important to me? I certainly loved Jesus more than Facebook. So, why did my actions reveal that He was not my highest priority? And it wasn't just Facebook ether, there were plenty of other things that I was putting first on my list before time with Him. Many daily responsibilities and activities, like laundry, cleaning, working out, and running odd errands seem to come first. The light bulb went off! My priorities were distorted and that had been distracting me from God.
I decided to schedule time every morning to be with God. This meant that I would talk, pray, and be alone with Him before my day got into full gear. It's amazing that after closing my eyes and just being alone with Him, I become rejuvenated and ready to take on the day. I will admit though, sometimes I still forget or put it off. I am just more aware of it now and glad to have that conviction tugging at me.
If any of you have struggled with this same issue, I’d love to hear your story. How have you made steps to nip that bad habit in the bud? How has putting God at the top of your priority list changed your life? Feel free to comment below.