I see my Bible lying beside my bed.
I see the homeless man on the side of the road with a sign, asking for simple things, I could easily give.
I hear a voice in my head assuring me that I shouldn't speak the words on my mind, for they are unkind.
I ignore the Bible (again).
I act as if I don't see the man and drive right past.
I speak critical, harsh words.
There's things I do on a daily basis that aren't Christ-like. Those are just a few things I can think of, but I know there are many more I could list, but I also am aware that there are many more I couldn't list. I'm wondering about time... theres so many seconds in the day, in which I am sure I ignore God. No, I'm not sure...I KNOW that I ignore Him.
How many seconds...
in a day
in a week
in a month
in a year
in a decade
....in a lifetime...
do we ignore God and what He is telling us?
How many times do we walk away from Christ in a lifetime?
I know I ignore things He wants me to do for many reasons.
I don't pick up my Bible because honestly sometimes I get bored.
I drive past the homeless man because I'm fearful.
I say critical, harsh things because sometimes I just don't know how to shut my mouth.
The list of reasons why go on and on, but really can be summed up simply by one word...
I want to be less selfish. I want to follow Christ and do what He asks of me.
I want to stop blaming my lack of relationship and following Him on things like I don't have enough time and other people, but it will take it effort. It will take a lot of praying, obedience, putting aside myself, listening, and encouragement.
God, again I come to you asking for some motivation because I seriously lack it. I don't know whats wrong really, but something is. I know I need to not only read the Bible, but follow You in the other ways You tell me to. Help me to have open eyes and an open heart. Amen.
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