I have identified a thief in my life.
This thief steals from my dream of being a writer and photographer.
This thief steals from the time I should spend with my children.
This thief robs me of precious sleep.
It destroys productivity.
It kills forward progress.
Do you have a thief in your life? Can you identify something that is taking time away from the truly important people, dreams and goals in your life?
Mine: Facebook. I know, that sounds cliché. But it is true.
So, I am going to be working on limiting my time on FB. Yet, in identifying this, I’ve discovered that I am allowing theft in other areas of my life.
I have allowed my dream to steal time from my children. I have allowed my dream to steal time from my home. I have excused it by convincing myself that my dream is such a priority it is worth it. Yet, my children will be grown before I know it, and all I’ll be left with is a dream. I don’t want them to say, “Well, our mom has a great dream, but we sure didn’t get much time with her when we were growing up.” I’d rather have a lousy dream, or no dream at all, than to disappoint my kids by my inattentiveness.
So, to take on the battle toward victory, I will be doing a few things. I will get off the computer at 7am to wake my kids and be intentional about our day/time together. I will not spend an hour of my 4-7am writing time on FB. I may even put my phone on silent and put it in the other room so I’m not tempted to use FB from it. My kids are worth limiting my dream, my dream is worth limiting FB, and in the end I believe we will all be more satisfied!
So what thieves in your life need to be stopped? How will you stop them?
1 thought on “Thief.”
Some time ago after praying the Lord for something He revealed the following to me and said “you are in Idolatry” Lord I said I am not an Idolater! He said no you are not an idolater but you are in idolatry. How so Lord, I pray for something which I think is part of the abundant life, you said in your word you will give me life more abundantly!
The Lord said to me, this is true I will give you life more abundantly. I am confused Lord! He said when you seek that which you do not have in the flesh, you are in the flesh for I said “the flesh profit nothing, it is the spirit that gives life” All you need He said is to keep your eyes on Jesus. He must be your all in all. It was at that moment I remembered Mat 6:33. But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. And Heb 11:6 But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.
It was then by revelation I realized that I was putting God in a box. That He would add all these things to me and will give me greater things beyond what I desire. It’s like praying for 100 bucks when He wants to give a million. 1Co 2:9, But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.