Have you been too busy for God? I recall a few months ago how I chose to selfishly give into my sleep. I would think, "Lord, I'm so tired that I don't know if the words that will come from my mouth will form a complete sentence when I pray."

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Sometimes, I am left doing some cleaning up throughout the living room and kitchen from dinner and I strive to have some alone time with my husband after he gets home from work. I find myself feeling guilty for not praying before heading off to bed some nights. I even tried to reassure myself that God knew my heart and my intentions. He knew I was tired. But God would still bless me by opening my eyes the next morning. He would bless me with the opportunity to get it right and sometimes I would start again with the procrastination.

If you are not like me and love your day time naps so much you may feel unaccomplished in

Proverbs 20:13 KJV says, 

“Love not sleep, lest thou come to poverty; open thine eyes, and thou shalt be satisfied with bread.”

In no way, I am saying don’t get your rest. Sleep is necessary for humans to live. Just be mindful of how much you tend to sleep. Is sleeping a form of escape for you from reality? Procationasting with making time for God can up becoming a distasteful trend lies.

 You can then start purposely avoiding talking to God because you feel so unworthy. You may even desire a closer relationship with God but are your actions and thoughts are not aligned towards His will?  Imagine if we treated someone who we love deeply in our lives the way that some of us can treat God. There are people who are treating God like an ex-lover who's still seeking communication from them.

If God was to text your phone now would you leave Him on read? There would probably be some people rolling their eyes, some thinking it's a joke, others ready to ask God to grant wishes, and even those who would be in disbelief. In life, God knows your intentions before you even consider them.

 Many prayers go unanswered and not prayed because of the heart and mind of the individual. We must be willing to humble ourselves before Christ daily. We must be giving and selfless with our time for God. Our lives are not our own and in order to fuel the purpose intended for our lives, we must seek Him. Our God is an intentional God. We are His children and we also need to be intentional. We need to devise a plan of how we will express His love to others in concrete, specific, intentional ways.

Jeremiah 29:11 KJV reads

For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.

I wrote this prayer while struggling with my avoidance of God.

Dear Heavenly Father, I need you. I believe that you are my savior. I believe that you will deliver me from the constant procrastination, excuses, and lies that keep me away from seeking You wholeheartedly. I pray that I become stronger within my spirit. I declare that any negative trait within me that is withholding my progress in life to die in the Name of Jesus. I am willing to submit all of myself to you. In your name, I pray, Amen.

Give yourself grace while allowing yourself to draw into building your relationship with God. If you need to schedule the time out for Him within your digital calendar, physical calendar, on sticky notes, or just, in general, I want to encourage you to do it. Be serious about growing your relationship closer to Him. Put in the work and be dedicated to the cause. Reflect each day on why you are willing to be selfless with your time for God.

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