Making Room for What Really Matters

I want to thank the Lord and give glory to HIM for am on the mend. Survived yet another Asthama attack. This time it was massive. My mother’s sister, a chest physician, prescribed medicines. God has given her wisdom and i thank God for Blessing her in abundance with HIS knowledge and wisdom and in turn being a blessing to many, as a doctor, for HIS glory.

Most of us lead pretty full lives, yes? We are always on the go. Our to do lists are never ending and the activities never ceasing. But yet, in those still quiet moments, we get that gnawing feeling that somehow we are unfulfilled – something needs to change. Ever feel that way?

It happens to most of us from time to time. It’s kind of like when our closets are bulging with clothes or the attic or tool shed is so packed we can’t find anything. We stand there in confusion wondering how to find what it is we’re looking for. Do we really know?

If the rooms of our lives are so full with stuff i.e activities, how can we possibly know and then make room for what truly matters to us? Begin by throwing out what is no longer useful. Every 6 months or so, I ask myself this question “What am I holding on to that I no longer need?” and then I begin an inventory of my life. I start with the easy and mundane like my kitchen drawers and cabinets. Then I move on to the house and closets. Then it’s time to analyze the deeper things like my priorities, my lifestyle, my habits.Which of these are no longer useful or bearing fruit?

Many times as a Christian i say i have faith but it is not demonstrated in my actions and the bible says that without faith, it is IMPOSSIBLE to please God. I always think and it made me realize that faith without works is really not faith at all. It is simply a wish. So praying and praying and praying for healing without adjusting my diet or my lifestyle or failing to make time to exercise will have little to no positive effects. Now don’t get me wrong. I am not saying that prayer is useless. Far from it. What I am saying is that praying alone is not enough if it is not backed up with faith demonstrated through works. During my illness i have been meditating on the book of Hebrews chapter 11 and i see true faith is always being backed up by actions. The entire chapter speaks about faith through actions. It says that by faith Abel ‘offered’, by faith Noah ‘moved with fear’, by faith Abraham ‘obeyed’, by faith Sara ‘received strength to conceive a child’.

The key is to realize that i am doing something that is non-productive sooner rather than later, and then – let it go! When I make room for what really matters in my life, then I make room for something better to come along.

Pray and adjust my diet, my work-life balance, my life style, most important, make time to exercise a bit.

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