I went to college, got busy, and somehow God got put on the back burner. I see college students today who do a great job of staying focused on God, but without excuse, I can truthfully say, I did not. Oh, I never denied Him, always knew He was there, but I also took it for granted and forgot to seek Him.
This began to be a pattern in my life. I was really busy~family, career, home, extended family ~~~there was more to do than there were hours in the day. I rose early and fell in the bed exhausted late. Always sleep deprived and busier than a hive of bees making honey, I carved out a couple of hours a week while in church to pause and remember. As soon as I walked out that door and got in the car, I was off to the races once again. THAT is a sad story, My Friends!
How much easier would my life have been had I kept God first always? I lost my sense of priorities and fell into the "busy" trap today's world affords. It took a lot of heartbreak and a sharp jerk back to reality for me to realize how messed up my priories were. God never turned from me, but I got busy and put Him on hold. Life consumed my time and energy and I didn't realize how much more difficult I was making my trek by forgetting or postponing time with Him.
Today, I still fight my "busy" addiction. Never have I been one to sit around, so I tend to overload, over commit, and under communicate with the One who created me if I am not careful. Many of you begin your day with your quiet time. My days start very early and I tend to have quiet time mid morning many days or in the afternoon. When I am sitting writing, I am also spending time with The Father. Seeking His wisdom as I write these blogs, studying my small group lesson, and searching The Word for answers. My thoughts now tend to be a conversation with The Father. He is the One I bounce ideas off of, share my struggles, recount blessings, and confess my needs off of. I look to Him and seek His advice and counsel. I have finally learned and now practice Seeking The Presence of God is more important than any other thing in my life. He is faithfully by my side and constantly present--He is never too busy for me---and I should never be too busy to seek His face.
Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take.