I feel mighty misplaced some days. Not lost, mind you; God always knows where I am! But the world’s pollution sometimes distracts me so until I am doing nothing of any significance. Admittedly, I allow myself to get caught up in the schemes of the enemy to interrupt, and he doesn’t have to do too much work to sidetrack me.
I’ve learned to say “No” to others when needed for the most part. It is to my own self I have a hard time saying, “Nope, you aren’t going to do that today.” Things like overeating, complaining, judging others (usually mentally, but God still hears it), and wasting time.
I do know how to waste precious time! Did you ever sit down at the computer or pick up your phone to do a quick glance at Social Media, and two hours and seven videos later, you’ve heard things you shouldn’t have heard, read things you shouldn’t have read, commented things you shouldn’t have typed, shared silly memes, and gotten irritated at a friend’s political post that bordered on insanity. Then you realize how much time has gotten away…again…
Or is that just me?
After working all day and doing the other things that life and the day demands of us, it’s easy to lose our place. It’s a lot easier to do mindless things like scroll through social media or watch television instead of finding quiet time to be alone with God to commune heart to heart, spirit to spirit. When we don’t make the sacrifice of time, we’ll find ourselves misplaced.
God’s plan is infinitely better than any idea I can conjure up, and His place for me has real purpose. If I want His will fulfilled in my life…and I do…then I simply must remember that my part is important, and I need to do what I need to do to get in place.