In the past 2 hours, I have stared at a blank word document page… and now I have 150 words written down… I have an article that is due tonight, and while I’m excited to be writing this article, my mind is so cluttered that I can’t seem to focus. In the past 2 hours while I’m suppose to be writing, I’ve thought about my grocery list, my plants, my upcoming trip to the east coast with my dad, my upcoming trip up north, my business, my finances, my future plans, my future plans, and my future plans. No wonder I’ve only managed to write down 150 words (one paragraph) in the past 2 hours.
I realize that I’m self-absorbed. I keep thinking about me, me, me, me, and more me. I need to clear my head. I had started the day by opening my computer. I decided to go back and catch up on my devotional.
Spending time alone with Me is essential for your well-being. It is not a luxury or an option; it is a necessity.
Instead of scanning the horizon of your life, looking for things that need to be done, concentrate on the task before you and the One who never leaves your side. Let everything else fade into the background. This will unclutter your mind, allowing Me to occupy more and more of your consciousness. Trust Me to show you what to do when you have finished what you are doing now. I will guide you step by step, as you bend your will to Mine.
“You can make many plans, but the Lord’s purpose will prevail.” (Proverbs 19:21)
This is like a vicious cycle in my life. I clutter my mind with a lot of “what-if’s” and thoughts of the past and future rather than focusing on what’s here and now (especially nowadays). We’ve all heard that “today is a gift.” How often do we really live in the present? How often do we go through the day with cluttered minds? I, for one, need to de-clutter and focus on what’s in front of me. Alright, time to go back to writing!