I owe him my everything. I am fully aware of how blessed a life I lead and how all I have comes from Him. I also have grown up with the knowledge that I need to be spending daily time in the Bible and learning more about God. Like with anything, I have been through seasons of amazing discipline, discipline that ebbs and flows, and no discipline at all. I can remember months where I was reading the Bible every single day and times when the cover was layered with dust.
Well, my Bible is looking pretty dusty right now.
*In full disclosure, I am about to list off a myriad of excuses. But bare with me, it is all in the spirit of being real.
I am struggling to find time to be with God. I go to church on Sunday and I pray before meals and I’ve always been good at giving God the glory for blessings in my life. But right now, that’s all I’ve got goin’ on.
I recently tried getting up thirty minutes earlier to go out into the living room and read the Bible before the tornado that is getting-ready at our house hits. That lasted two whole weeks until one night I just needed more sleep, so I stayed in bed those thirty minutes. And then, somehow, I never got up early again.
I have many times thought that I should just do it right before bed. Keep my Bible on my nightstand and read a bit, then go to sleep. But I cannot tell you how many nights I fall asleep on the couch or crash into bed, hours later than I really should be going to sleep.
The struggle is real ya’ll! And sadly this is not one of those posts where I tell you that I figured it all out and I am so happy to share with you my fix. This is a time where I am coming to you for advice. When I need to be real and raw and say that I don’t have it all figured out and I need others who can help!
Think about all that us moms have on our plates; getting yourself ready, getting the kids ready, making coffee, eating breakfast, getting the kids breakfast, loading the car, drop-off the kids, get to work on time, work hard all day, pick kids up, give kids a snack, get your own snack, make dinner, clean dinner up, put kids to bed, do laundry, clean house, do work from home, and then get to sleep at a decent hour. We do so much in a day, and fitting anything else in can seem impossible.
And because life runs us ragged and we have little ones and spouses to care for, we especially need that quiet time with God. So, moms, I need your advice. When do you find time to read the Bible or be with God? Do you have a brilliant way you achieve this? Are you like me and really struggling? Please share and let’s create a nice little community of advice for anyone who may need it! Go!