Do you find yourself getting caught up living your life for yourself? It is easy to get consumed by work, family, friends, and hobbies. Anything that takes up a big part of our day helps waste your time. When all of our time is spoken for, and there are no hours left in the day, what do we have left over for God? When we prioritize things in our life over God, we end up putting him on the back burner.
It is still possible to engage in work, family, friends and hobbies while at the same time living your life for God. God should be included in every aspect of our life. We don't have to schedule him in; we can make our life live for him.
When I grew up as a Child, we went to Church on Sunday's. We did the occasional prayer before supper, and that was about it. God was never integrated into our lives other than a couple of times a week.
Fast forward to being an adult. I continued my journey in the same way that I did as a child. Attending Church every Sunday and praying before supper. My life did not feel complete at all. After high school I started my own business and consumed my time with work. A few years later I got married. A couple of years after getting married, we had our first child.
I followed the path of living my life for myself. I followed the American dream you could say. It took me many years following this same empty path to realizing that I was missing something.
Stop living your life for yourself.
After my wife had become confined to a wheelchair, my life started to make sense. Living your life for yourself is not the same as living your life for God. God cannot be put into a box and opened up on Sunday at Church. We need him every day of the week and every minute of the day. When we do not make him a part of our life, we have no faith.
When my wife became wheelchair bound, I stopped showing up to work. I didn't even do the bare minimum to keep the wheels on the machine. Instead, my focus turned to taking care of my family.
The more I needed help, the more I asked God for answers. This was the start of my walk with Christ. I transitioned from being a believer of God to knowing God. Instead of leaning on others or myself for help, I leaned on God.
Proverbs 3:5-6 NASB Trust in the Lord with all of your heard And do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge HIm, And He will make your paths straight.
I needed God to shake up my life so that I got on the right path. And with all of the struggles that I have encountered over the past few years, he has done just that. Now more than ever do I realize what it means to be living your life for God. In fact, this blog is a product of that path that God straightened for me.