Procrastination is so ingrained into the fabric of my being that sometimes I do it without even thinking! For example, I start an email with one hand and then reach for my phone with the other. Video content is so accessible. Ten of the apps on my phone can provide me with hours of entertainment in less than two taps.
The ability to interact and enjoy time with one another is a God-given gift that I often take for granted.
I had started Lent this year with the mentality of becoming a better person, kind of like a New Year’s Resolution. But, it is a time to stop relying on these things for entertainment and experience God more deeply.
This Lent helped me gain a new perspective, put my phone down, and spend more time with God.
For the past two weeks, I have consistently written in my journal. Lifting up my burdens to God by writing them down has been far more rewarding than keeping my emotions bottled in or talking to my friends about it because the support that God gives us is far greater than anything this world can offer.
I decided that I wanted to keep my promise to myself and God by thinking about Him. I am going to use this experience to try to get myself more disciplined in my faith.
As much as I may know the power and purpose of prayer, this has been my biggest obstacle in knowing God more fully and deeply. I read about prayer and speak about prayer, but have such a hard time actually praying. So I asked myself, “How can I know God without speaking to Him and spending time with Him in prayer?”
So I asked myself, how can I truly enjoy God and experience His incomparable love? The answer is the gospel.
I think God is trying to tell me that I was missing something in my life and that was…. God.
When I agreed to kick off this year’s Lent reflections, I took a deep look into what might be preventing me from a more fruitful relationship with God.