I’ve been struggling lately. I’ve been choosing to hit snooze and then hit snooze again. And Repeat. Or turn the alarm off altogether. This results in me missing my Bible study time and having to find time during the day to work it in. It also results in me feeling guilty because I just didn’t “love Jesus enough” to get myself up out of bed to spend time with him.
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So now to the update. After writing that post, I submitted the issue to the Lord in prayer and continued to sleep in. Not on purpose per se…I’d set my alarm but continue to either turn it off in the night when Thomas woke up or just hit snooze repeatedly. Then I’d spend all day apologizing and asking the Lord to give me the desire to study His Word.
This is when I realized I already desired to study His Word. I was simply trying to force myself into a pattern of personal study that wasn’t working for me. So I felt the freedom to move forward with a new plan. Now, every night at 10:00 PM I get in bed and have my Bible study time. As of this writing, I’ve only just begun…but I’ve felt so much freer. No guilt AND I’ve studied God’s Word.
Now, what was that issue you were thinking of earlier? The one you were struggling with? Do you need to give yourself permission to attack it from a different angle or method?
There is freedom in Christ. Enjoy it.
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This post is linked with thanks to:
Works for Me Wednesday
Women in the Word Wednesday
Living Well Wednesday
Unwrapping His Promises
God Bumps and God-Incidences
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