To say I have had a busy week would be an understatement. Senior year is slowly coming to a close, but my schedule seems to be filling up a lot faster than it used to. Between honors and graduate receptions, end of the year testing, and teachers trying to cram everything in at the last minute, life seems to get overwhelming. It can feel like you barely have time to breathe or eat or even sleep. This past week, I have had to endure so many tasks, all while still working, doing my homework, and keeping up with my extracurriculars. My FAFSA was a mess, I had tests coming at me at every direction, I had to create a routine for my Colorguard try-outs, and we shot my last session of Senior pictures. I constantly stayed running from one thing, to another, to another.
In the midst of all of our stress though, we tend to forget about the things that matter the most. I cannot even begin to tell you how many times I debated not going to church or not spending any time with my family at night in order to get everything done. The one thing I'm even worse about doing when I'm busy is not spending time with God. How many times do we say "I can't read my bible tonight because I'm busy, but God will understand"? Or maybe the famous "I just want to sit down and rest for tonight. I'll read my Bible tomorrow night"? If you've said that before, or even thought it, I'll honestly say, I'm right there with you. We get in such a habit of putting life before God, that we forget about the one who created life. We forget to thank Him for life, for our day, for keeping us safe during our day, for our successes and all of the positive things that come out as a result of all this stress we have surrounding us.
So today, where ever you are at, whenever you get even just two-minutes of quiet time, whether in be in the car ride home, or in the shower, or right before you eat supper, thank God for the stress. Thank Him for getting you through the stress, thank Him for the positive outcome of the stress, and spend time with the person who loves you so much, that He walks through the stress right beside you.