It took me a long time to realize this important fact about faith, years actually. I prayed for so long that I would have the motivation to pursue God and be able to grow my relationship with Him. I truly wanted to have strong faith, but I wanted so many other things as well. I wanted to watch TV for a longer time, I wanted to hang out with friends and family, I wanted to spend some time on social media. These things aren’t bad, but none of them should come before God and that is exactly what I was doing.
You see, I would pray that prayer and then I would choose to watch a movie instead of reading my Bible. God was waiting on me to make that choice to choose Him. For the longest time, I chose worldly things above God and so I didn’t grow my relationship with Him. It seems so obvious to me now that I look back on it. I would pray and then just dump God for something else that wouldn’t give me fulfillment.
Earlier this week I was going about my day. I fully intended on leaving my Bible study until the end of the day as I usually did (destined to run out of time and cut it very short). For some reason, thank you Lord <3, I decided to do it earlier. I made that conscious decision to put Him over the other things that I was doing and that changed everything. I kid you not, I felt so joyful and hopeful the rest of the day! Like I said, this only happened a few days ago but I am already noticing a change in my faith. I feel closer to God and more interested in reading my Bible. I spent an hour reading my Bible the other day and it felt like nothing. I’m not saying that picking up your Bible instead of watching TikTok will solve all of your problems, but you are pursuing God! He has always pursued you, but maybe you haven’t been pursuing him.
What I want you to realize is that your focus is truly important. You can pray about something all day, but God may be waiting on you to make that step towards Him, that shift in focus in order to set your eyes on Him. I can honestly say that it changed me so much and I pray that it will change you.
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