None of us lives to himself alone. Romans 14:7
We always find time to do the things we want to do, but are quick to fins excuses for kinda skipping the things we don't want to do or that we should be doing. Let's face it..we as a human being are a self-gratifing creature. It feels good to do those fun things but laborious to do things that we ought to do.
This happens in our spiritual lives as well for many reasons.
It's so easy to make excuses as to why we don't take time to pray. And reading the Bible? That's even longer yet. What about attending a 12 step meeting for our recovery? Instead of beating ourselves up over it, it's time to ask why.
Why do we want to have a relationship with Christ but not put in the time? Why is our faith a burden rather than something that shines? Why should taking care of ourselves and our spiritual needs come last?
This happens when we no longer reach out to God. And that often happens when we feel we are no longer in crisis. True time spent with God and in spiritual self-care will deepen our relationship with our Savior creating the desire to live as He wants us to. Our sobriety will continue and our desire to remain sober will increase.
This is a short devotional on purpose today. Stop and take time to say a prayer. I am.