“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 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 in 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 what seems to be 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. There is nothing 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 intentionally should expand as well.

Each of us have 24 hours in a day. We choose when we wake up, what we want to focus on, and where we want 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

Let’s take a look at the story about Mary and Martha found in Luke 10:38–42:
“As Jesus and the disciples continued on their way to Jerusalem, they came to a certain village where a woman named Martha welcomed him into her home. Her sister, Mary, sat at the Lord’s feet, listening to what he taught. But Martha was distracted by the big dinner she was preparing. She came to Jesus and said, “Lord, doesn’t it seem unfair to you that my sister just sits here while I do all the work? Tell her to come and help me.” But the Lord said to her, “My dear Martha, you are worried and upset over all these details! There is only one thing worth being concerned about. Mary has discovered it, and it will not be taken away from her.”

Let us be like Mary in this story and discover what is best for us and delight in sitting at the feet of Jesus. “Delight yourself in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart” Psalms 37:4. 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 the feet of 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 connect to the one who created me and I hope you will too!

Big Hug,
Charlena

It’s natural for us to feel guilt and shame when we are not consistent with our quiet time with God, but instead of falling into those emotions let’s make a commitment today to fight. What’s one thing you can do this week that will help you get back on track? Leave a comment below telling us what you’ll be focused on this week. I would love to hear from you!

Charlena Ortiz
Charlena Ortiz

An accredited life & business coach, writer, and founder of Grit & Virtue. My passion is found in helping you on your journey of becoming who you were created to be, while living out your mission with clarity, conviction and confidence.

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