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Blessed By Distractions!?

by | Feb 1, 2014 | Devotionals

Good Morning Lord. I finally come to You after an hour of taking care of little things. Somehow my life stays full of little details that distract my focus—it’s the little foxes that spoil the vine. Please teach me to order my life so that this doesn’t keep happening. I saw an article on organization yesterday that says pick a task daily to get caught up on the “to-do’s” that constantly plague us. I need to start doing that, but it seems difficult when I have so many things to do outside the house. Anyway, I will choose to do what I can, and try not to stress over it. I think maybe I need to get a good book on time management though, because I do want to be a good steward of my time. Help me, Lord. Quiet my soul, and help me hear your voice— to listen for it. Let me breathe in your Spirit, knowing it is as necessary as the air I breathe. Let me cease striving and wait on You now. I give You my day, my time, my heart, my everything. Use me, in spite of me. Amen

My dear child, do not be discouraged. I allow weakness and struggles to remain in your life for a reason. They are instruments to drive you closer to Me. I know you see them as hindrances, but if everything cleared up the way you wanted, you would not sense your desperate need for Me. The secret is to learn to surrender these things to Me daily—your schedule, your cares, all the little details. They will only spoil the vine if you seek them rather than Me. Take time to quiet your heart and mind. Have I not been speaking to you? Why do you allow yourself so much frustration? Remember it is a choice. As you make Me your priority, I will bring order in the chaos. That is my specialty! The whole earth was without form and void, yet I brought beautiful order. Can I not do the same for your life? Is anything too difficult for Me? Of course, it is a challenge for you, but I have asked you to bring your burdens to Me. I promise rest in the midst of your chaos as you take my yoke upon you. My yoke is easy, and my burden light. Let go of the heavy load you are carrying and put it on my shoulders. I love you with an everlasting love, and it is my desire to uphold you daily. Come to me. Sit at my feet and rest. Worship is the key to the freedom from distraction you seek. Seek my face, and I will bring the order you desire. Trust in Me with all your heart, and don’t depend on your own understanding. In ALL your ways, acknowledge Me, and I will direct your paths (Pr. 3:5-6).

Note:Today and for the next few days I will be reposting old posts, since I put them up before the blog was published.