Thursday, December 8, 2016

A Relationship Worth Fighting For

Beloved, I love you and I see you. I am waiting patiently for you. I watch over you while you are asleep. I am with you as you go about your day. I am here waiting patiently for you with my arms out stretched ready to embrace you, to fill you up and give you everything you need. Beloved, I have so much more for you. I have so much I want to show you, tell you and reveal to you. I am waiting patiently for you my Child." 

Those are expressions I live for. Words of truth. Over the last couple of weeks, I’ve experienced some powerful moments during my time with God; in both worship and journaling. The excerpt above comes directly from my personal journal. However, over the past few weeks I’ve been sensing the Lord saying, 

“Fight for your time with me. Fight and watch what I’ll do.” 

So I couldn’t resist diving into the depths of what it truly means to fight for our time with God, especially in a world full of busyness.

“Okay, listen, Linda, listen, honey listen..” (Don’t get it? watch this then come back.)

If you only walk away with one point from this article let it be this, fight to be committed, consistent and connected to God. 

Nothing is more important in life than the time we spend with God. Spending time with God is not about an item to check off our to-do list, and it isn’t about how much time we spend during our quiet time. Rather, it’s all about authentically connecting with our creator on a heart level.

As women on a mission, if we want God to entrust us with more and expand our capacity, we must do our part and protect our sacred time with the Him. The Bible says in Luke 12:48, “To whom much is given much is required.” As our territories expand and God gives us more responsibilities and influence, our intentionality should expand as well.

Each of us has 24 hours in a day. We choose when we wake up, what we want to focus on, and where we want to go. In the grand scheme of things, we have little to no control over what happens in our world, however, there is one thing that we have complete control over —how we choose to spend our time. It’s too easy for us to feel stressed and become burnt out along the way. We are constantly bombarded with notifications, emails, home chores and business obligations and that’s just to name a few (Girl, I feel a little stress coming on after listing these things out). We need guidance on this journey. We were not designed to do it alone, but with the ONE who created us, the ONE who cares about every detail of our lives. Yes, community with one another is important but we need to make sure our priorities are in order first. 

Sometimes we spend way too much time talking about our problems with one another instead of taking it to God first. #guiltyofthat #toughlove

In certain seasons of life, we will have more responsibilities than others but one thing must remain the same, our fight to be committed, consistent and connected to the ONE we can’t live without. Don’t allow responsibilities, opportunities or even gifts from God take you away from connecting with Jesus.
We don’t have time to live a life overwhelmed with confusion and anxiety. We have direct access to the ONE in charge over every detail of our lives. You can have communion with the ONE who formed you in your mother’s womb, the ONE who delights over you, the ONE who calls you beloved, the ONE who will never leave you, the ONE who sees every tear that you cry, the ONE who chose you and the ONE who has absolutely everything that you need.
I will fight to be committed, consistent and to connected to the one who created me and I hope you will too!
  • What’s one thing you can do this week that will help you get back on track in connecting with God during this especially busy season? (Leave a comment below telling us what you’ll be focused on this week. We would love to hear from you!)

Charlena loves Jesus, her husband, and coffee—in that order. She is the Founder of Grit & Virtue. She believes that pursuing your passion, your purpose, and your dream is hard enough. Trying to do it alone is nearly impossible. Which is why Grit & Virtue exist, to walk alongside the ones that have said YES to the pursuit. Charlena and her husband recently relocated Grit & Virtue to Boulder, Colorado after spending years working in the Silicon Valley. Together they’re dreaming about starting a family while leading the big vision behind Grit & Virtue.

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