We tend to get too busy for our own good. One thing after another is constantly pulling at us. Trying just to catch our breath because there is so much we “need” to do. What we really need is to simply be still.
It’s necessary to remove, shut down, turn off any other form of distraction. We need to sit and worship, to sit and pray in silence. By spending time allowing Him to mold and shape us into His likeness. Becoming who He calls us to be. Let Him fill us up with peace, clarity, and love. He always takes care of other tasks.
He is longing for us to choose Him first.
But I have calmed and quieted myself, I am like a weaned child with its mother; like a weaned child I am content.” – Psalm 131:2
Take it from someone that has trouble focusing. My entire life, I have dealt with being easily distracted. In fact, in my twenties, God told me, “Get rid of your tv, it’s ruining your relationship with me.” I remember thinking that I barely watch tv.
That day I shut off my cable and haven’t ever turned it back on. I didn’t even get a tv until recently. I’m not saying you need to get rid of yours, but maybe, if tv is the distraction keeping you from intimacy. Or it could be social media, it could be relationships. Whatever is pulling at you. His pull needs to be greater.
The enemy will do what he can to distract us and keep us mediocre. To keep us idle. It won’t always be easy to cultivate that intimacy but it’s what we need for our spiritual health.
Don’t look at time spent with Him as a task. Start out just by thanking Him, worshipping Him, and let Him draw you in close with His sweet love.
“Lord, help me to remove distractions. Tug on my heart. Stir in me a hunger and addiction to you alone. One that can only be quenched in that secret place. Amen.”