It's Our Time To Make Time

It's Our Time To Make Time

All you have to do is call and he will answer.
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It’s so easy to get caught up in life. You get so busy with this, that, and the other and you just don’t know what to do. It seems like the natural thing to do when we get stressed is just push God away first and get to him when we can, which most of the time doesn’t even end up happening.

We let the less important "things" take over our lives instead of turning to the most important. Why is that though? Why do we push away the one who can help us the most, the one who knows us best and the one who is always there waiting for us to call for help?

Most of us have planners that keep up with our agenda day by day and even hour by hour, but I bet the majority of us don’t have a place in there that we are scheduled to devote our time to God, myself included. I still haven’t figured out why though.

Why do I feel the need to take on so many tasks, stressing myself out, trying to do it all alone, when He is right beside me the whole time? It's like deep down inside I know I should at least be starting and ending my day with Him, but I get so busy trying to figure out my life, rather than talking to him and just letting it all fall into place.

It seems like taking the time to pray and talk to God is kinda like making yourself go workout. You know you need to, but you try to find so many other things to do and resort back to that as your last option. In the end though, after you get done running or working out, you feel so much better and end up being glad you did it. Somedays I feel like that’s how it is making time for God.

All it takes is that one time to just do it and from then on out just make it a habit, but of course not because you have to...but because you want to. That's how our relationship should be with God. He should be our go-to guy, our best friend, and the person we tell everything to. After all, he does know us like no other.

While I am not by any means perfect, I have realized making time for Him will only benefit you in the long run. It will help you in so many ways, encourage you, and make you stronger as a person and as a Christian. The Lord is there and is waiting for you. All you have to do is call and he will answer.

Never forget:

God is never too busy to listen, so don’t be too busy to talk to him.

Don’t find time for Him every day, make time for him everyday.

If you make time with God your first priority, everything else will fall in place.

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12 Bible Verses For Faith In Hard Times

Remind yourself that God is always with you.
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Lately, I have felt lost at what God wants for my life. Ever since I've come back to UWG everything has been horrible. It seems that I can't catch a break. I'm trying my best to focus on school, work, and extracurricular activities. But it's hard when I'm having issues with my apartment/roommates and knowing my family back home is struggling and needs many prayers. All, I keep thinking is maybe Carrollton isn't where I belong anymore. I've asked God if He can guide me in the right direction. Below, I have found Bible verses that have helped get me through these rough, past couple of weeks.

1. Isaiah 43:2

"When you go through deep waters, I will be with you."

2. Psalm 37:5

"Commit your way to the Lord. Trust in Him, and He will act."

3. Romans 8:18

"The pain that you've been feeling, can't compare to the joy that's coming."

4. Proverbs 31:25

"She is clothed in strength, and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future."

5. Joshua 1:9

"Be bold. Be brave. Be courageous."

6. Ecclesiastes 3:1

"There is a time for everything and a reason for every activity under the heavens."

7. Isaiah 41:10

"Don't be afraid, for I am with you. Don't be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand."

8. Isaiah 66:9

"I will not cause pain without allowing something new to be born, says the Lord."

9. Psalm 91:4

"He will cover you with His feathers, and under His wings, you will find refuge; His faithfulness will be your shield and rampart."

10. Psalm 62:1-2

"My soul finds rest in God alone, my salvation comes from Him, He alone is my rock and my salvation."

11. Philippians 4:13

"I can do everything through Christ who gives me strength."

12. Jeremiah 29:11

"For I know the plans I have for you, plans to prosper you and not harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."

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You May Be In A Rush, But God Isn't

It's okay to be still.

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In the world we live in today it seems like being still isn't a thing. Everyone is always on go with slam packed schedules and planners. You go from one thing to the next all day, all week even with little to no break in between all the chaos. We live in a time where if your life isn't like this if you're not constantly doing something from sun up to sun down then you're lazy, unambitious, and not going to make anything of yourself. Okay, I could be slightly over-exaggerating, but people seriously look down on others when they don't fit into the hustle and bustle scheme of life.

It might seem like you always need to be on the go and getting from one thing to the next, but it's okay to take breaks, it's okay to take time to be still. In fact, many times in the Bible God tells us, "be still." In Psalm 46:10 specifically, we're told that God says this, "Be still, and know that I am God." This is short and sweet, but it is a very powerful command that requires trust and a heart for the Lord.

It is so easy to caught up in family and home life situations and financial situations and work or school situations that can cause an unbelievable amount of stress. When you're feeling stressed, exhausted and overworked that's the perfect time for you to be still. Sit in God's presence and remember who He says He is and know that He is exactly that. Bring all that stress and that exhaustion and that worry and frustration and lay it all down in front of Him and be still. Let him carry your burdens like He says He will do for you, his child. It takes trust to just stop and abandon the norm of being a go-getter but the peace of mind and heart that only the Lord can provide is unlike anything in this world and entirely worth it.

When you are always on the go it's so easy to get in a rush because you become so eager to check everything off of your to-do list. Now, I know you just HAVE to get everything done. Don't rush though. Sometimes being still looks like just taking a step back and being completely present in your current moment. Be fully there. Don't constantly be thinking about what's next or what you've missed already. Be still and know that God has gone before you in each and every day. Be still and know that God will fulfill all of his promises to you, even if your to-do list doesn't get completed. Be still and know that there is nothing you can do to sabotage the plan He has set for you.

It's okay to be a busy person. It's okay to get everything on your long to-do list done. It's okay to have late nights and early mornings. It is. But, don't let that consume you. Don't let that be who you are. Be still in God's presence every day, this is our temporary home after all our eternal home is with Him. So trust His plan for you and his timing, know who He says He is, and trust that He will always be that.

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