God has your best interest!
By Susan Gahan
I don't have a spare minute, and I blame it on everyone but myself. God is working on me in different areas, and this is one of them. I am a giving person, which is not bad unless you give so much you are exhausted. If you ask me to help you with something, I will be there. It doesn't matter if I have worked a long day and I am worn out. I have always believed in doing the right thing. If someone needs me, I am there because it is the right thing to do. I wonder, does God want me worn out? How can He use me for His kingdom if I am so tired that I cannot keep my eyes open? Those times when I don't have a spare minute, I blame it on everyone but myself. Finger-pointing, judging? Nah!
Recently, I have been pressed to get my priorities straight. I need to be kind but learn to say no more often. Should I be on the computer (social media, cruising the net), or should I be reading my Bible, which can help transform my thinking? Should I be out with friends or at home talking to God? If it is not in your best interest, then the answer is no.
This world is going through some tough times. Marriages are falling apart. Businesses are closing. Money is tight, but you can rise above it all with God. It is time to say no to anything that is coming between you and God. To repair marriages and money issues, you need to put aside everything stealing your time, and pray. God (always) wants what is best for you. Before you make big plans, pray about it first, not second or third, and be willing to accept the answer and outcome.
There have been times in my life when it has just been easier to say yes. Still, I am finding out that when I put on the brakes, if possible, and wait to pray about doing anything (everything!), it all goes much smoother. I feel more confident that I am doing the right thing.
Matthew 7:7 “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened.”