I will be turning the big 3-0 in a couple of months and to be honest I’m at a point in my life where I’m not sure as to whether or not I’m living up to my full potential. Sometimes I’m proud of myself beyond measure and it shows in how I carry myself. Other times I speculate the real purpose of my existence. There are so many things happening on this earth that as an individual you are tasked with the duty of devising a plan to either be sucked into the vortex that is life and be lost or stand upright and soldier on until all else makes sense. But does it ever make sense? Any of it?
Last night after so many months of not touching the television I finally saw fit to put on a movie and the list went from one movie to about 6 at the end of the night. The earlier movies are a haze, the only movie I remember is the final movie of the night “War Room” not all our readers are Christian and some may not even believe in God with all of that in mind, I feel I as a Christian and a believer in God I need to share my experience after watching that movie. I realized that as was portrayed in the movie, we are always trying to fight the battle on our own and we sometimes unconsciously rely on our human strength and abilities, when God is standing right by you encouraging you to let him carry that heavy load, that burdensome issue on your behalf and to fight the battle for you. You on the other hand need to just PRAY!!!
I must admit that during the recent 40 days of Lent where the rule of thumb for the season is Prayer, Fasting and alms giving I have failed miserably in all 3 areas. If I did one the other 2 would suffer, after watching the War Room I have identified that my problem was and is not that I do not wish to pray, I have just used my time up doing other unnecessary things. These things have taken up my time and therefore the time I should have been giving the Lord in prayer is given elsewhere. My time is given to watching TV Series, listening to my music on my playlist, constantly updating my Facebook, Twitter and Instagram account. I realize with much embarrassment that I have become that person. the person who checks to see how many people liked her profile picture, how many people liked or commented on my status update. It’s atrocious and disgusting I know, but it is my reality. I think that had I not realized this earlier I would be spiraling down a road to a slow and agonizing demise. Kinda reminds me of the story of the frog, put that frog into a pot filled with water and turn on the heat, as the pot heats up the frog stays on unsuspecting of the end result until it is too late.
With so much noise and distraction around us in this day and age we need to take the time to reconnect with our inner core and also our spiritual links. We are of course more than just our physical selves, there are so many aspects to the human being that we so unconsciously close off because we allow ourselves to drown in the problems and issues of the world. I urge you call on God in prayer, let him fight and carry our battles and trials for us.
At the end of the day the battle isn’t exaclty ours to fight, it is ours to pass on to God to take care of for us. Take for instance a child trying to open a bottle of candy, the child does not possess the ability to open the bottle, the child will look for an adult (most of the time it is Mom or Dad) they will request the adult to open this bottle for them. We are the child and God is the adult (Mom or Dad), let us take our closed bottle of candy (our problems) and request God to open this bottle for us. Let us also pray for the ability to accept that also the answer may be”NO” because the cany might
disrupt your appetite since the dinner feast is close at hand 🙂