Whether you’re married, single, have kids or not, life will always throw things your way that can distract you from your relationship God. For this reason it’s important to take time to examine your life and your walk with God every so often.
It’s important to ask yourself, am I getting closer to God, or am I drifting away?
If you find yourself drifting it’s very important for you to examine why and work on getting yourself back on track because the further you drift the harder it will be to get back on track and you will end up falling away from God.
I know for me, the pandemic that we’re going through right now has really made me fight for my relationship with God without the weekly fellowship that I was accustomed to with other Christians.
The reason I’ve had to fight is because I had a routine that helped me stay tuned in with God that all of a sudden was disrupted and upended. With that I haven’t been praying and reading as consistently as I need to.
So I stepped back to examine what I could do better.
I’ve had to create a new routine even if it meant reading one scripture a day to keep my mind focus on the spirit and not the worries of the world we live in. Because it’s so easy to become overwhelmed with how broken the world we live in is right now. Whether it’s the pandemic or even social injustices that minorities continue to battle with on a daily basis.
One scripture that I’ve been meditating on is one that’s been helping for a long time now and that’s Matthew 6:25-34.
“25 “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? 26 Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? 27 Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?”
I know it’s easier said than done when someone says “don’t worry.” But God desires for us to trust him and rely on him because stressing ourselves out isn’t worth it. We have a father in heaven who will care for us.
Another scripture that helps me is James 1:2-8.
“2 Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, 3 because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. 4 Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. 5 If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you. 6 But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. 7 That person should not expect to receive anything from the Lord. 8 Such a person is double-minded and unstable in all they do.”
God also allows us to go through tough times to help us grow. Growing isn’t easy and will hurt.
As I close out, I wanted to share a song that always encourages my soul. It’s called “Your Love Never Fails” by Jesus Culture. You can watch it below.