There are times when we all feel overwhelmed. Overwhelmed with the events that consume our lives as we scurry to get out the door in effort to beat the morning rush hour, and still find enough time to stop by the bank make a deposit in the ATM, make our way through the drive through for a cup of coffee after dropping the kids at school and then it’s a mad dash to arrive at work on time! We’re often exhausted before our day at work actually begins! I found myself in this exact situation a few years ago. As I sat behind my desk with my lunch before me feeling overwhelmed, tired, and just trying to find a moment of solitude so I could prioritize the remainder of my day with post it notes, calendars and my trusty cell phone/organizer…when suddenly I realized that something was missing. What had I forgotten?
Guilt slowly engulfed my heart as I came to terms with the reality that I had become so wrapped up with the rituals and grind of daily living, that I had neglected a vital element of life. An element necessary for a healthy life physically, emotionally and spiritually…I was neglecting my time with God!
Then and there I came to a decision that helped me face those daily tasks that often times turned into mountains that overwhelmed me, mountains that seemed too high to climb. I would take back my time with God, even when the enemy tried to persuade me otherwise! I rediscovered the power of morning prayer! As the days passed and turned to weeks, and even months I begin to feel rejuvenated within my spirit, heart, thoughts and views of life. The daily tasks that I was once bound by, no longer held me captive and when I faced the true trials and tragedies of life, that in reality we all must face, I found that through my continued early morning prayers and quality time with God…I was much stronger emotionally and spiritually and better prepared to face trials with faith, strength, and an assurance that I would be able to climb that mountain…I was not alone.
Isaiah 57:13 When thou criest, let thy companies deliver thee; but the wind shall carry them all away; vanity shall take [them]: but he that putteth his trust in me shall possess the land, and shall inherit my holy mountain;