Tuesday, August 13, 2013
Think of All the Joy You'll Find When You Leave the World Behind...
What you can find from taking breaks...
1. You have time to live, to think, to move slowly but with urgency.
2. You have more time to appreciate everything around you.
3. You have more time to soak in and really think about what you're doing and why you are here and what you should spend more time doing.
4. You have more time to realize what matters in life, and what doesn't.
5. You have more time to focus on God, instead of yourself.
6. You have time to realize that it doesn't matter what other people think.
Now, don't get me wrong, I love blogging. I really do. I love having the power to share my thoughts. But, sometimes, a lot of the times, blogging is self-centered and it's distracting. Posts can be made with wrong motives. I don't want to give up blogging, and I don't feel convicted to. But I do want to make sure that blogging isn't a priority in my life. Because once it's a priority, I think that's when it becomes an idol. I haven't posted a whole lot this Summer, and I haven't been on it a lot this Summer.
Some of it has to do with the fact that I've been busy. And some of it has to do with the fact that when I wasn't busy, I spent that time doing more important things like reading the Bible, or praying, or trying to spend time with others. I won't say blogging is unimportant, because I think blogging can be impactful. I think it is helpful. It helps me write down my memories, share my thoughts, hear other's thoughts and realizations, and it can glorify God. But it can also do the opposite, and I think that I realized in taking a break, that I need to be aware when I blog. I need to make sure that I'm not putting blogging ahead of other things in life. I need to make sure it's not a distraction. And if I find it becoming one, I need to make sure I limit myself. I will take a break if it becomes a problem. My friend Erin, did an amazing thing as she was convicted to stop blogging altogether. I commend her for that, and her conviction kind of helped me realize mine. Before, I used to make it a priority to blog everyday(apart from the weekends) and only occasionally skip a day when life got busy. But, I want to make sure that I only blog when I have time that isn't replacing time spent with God, friends, or family. And that I blog with right motives. I can't say I will always be able to do this, because we are all human and we all sin. And I do know that when school starts up, I'll have more free time and probably will blog more frequently, but I still want to limit it and have my own personal check on myself for why I'm blogging and not putting it above God.
Because only what's done for Christ will last in the end.
Therefore, I want to glorify Him in the very little time I have on this Earth.
Time is of the essence, so how do you spend yours?