Wow, I can’t believe it’s March already! You’ve probably been wondering where I’ve been. It’s been two weeks since I last posted but a lot has been going on in those two weeks for sure.
If you’ve learned anything about me from reading this blog, following me on social media, or know me personally you will know I love pouring into others and encouraging them. Well, the truth is if I am completely honest I sorta have been ignoring myself.
It is so much easier to take care of others than yourself.
The thing is I am in a season where I feel like I am empty or dried up. I keep pouring out and out but in reality, I need to be filled up and poured into myself.
- Yes, I have a mentor.
- Yes, I go to church.
- Yes, I have a prayer life.
- Yes, I spend time in worship.
- Yes, I have friends that encourage me.
But even with that, I have been feeling disconnected. I want to really dig into my Bible and grow closer to God.
The key is consistency. I haven’t been very good at being consistent and I’m not ashamed to admit it.
With Easter coming up next month and Lent starting tomorrow I really thought and prayed long and hard about what I was going to give up and fast from during Lent. I’ve given up social media before, I’ve given up games, and I’ve given up food. But this year I wanted to give up something completely different.
So this year I chose to give up music. Yes, you read that right. Now before you freak out and start yelling at the computer at me and calling me crazy let me explain. I’m not giving up all music, just country, pop, and whatever other music there is except for worship and Christian.
You see while I love my country music I love my relationship with JESUS more. I want to really take the next 40 days to seek Him and let Him speak to me. I want a deeper connection. There’s no better way than to fill my head with worship and praise to Him. Worship and prayer are vital parts of my faith journey.
The other thing that I will give up is Pinterest. I did this last year and it was super hard but I spend so much time on there scrolling and pinning that I figured I could use that time to read my Bible or pray instead of mindlessly looking every little thing up on Pinterest.
Next, I picked up a book at Lifeway today that is exactly 40 days long. It’s the new book by Jennie Allen called: Made for This – 40 Days to Living Your Purpose. I’m really excited to read it and dig in. She is one of my all-time favorite authors and speakers. She is the founder of the IF GATHERING women’s conference.
The book will help you answer the question: “WHY AM I HERE?” It basically helps you learn how to let God control your life and use you and your story of where you are at now for His purpose.
I will keep you updated as I read. I’ll probably post periodically on Instagram so be sure to follow me over there @onegirlonelifeonegod
So please join me in praying as I take the next 40 days to strengthen my relationship with God and fast from worldly music. I will be praying for you as well. Maybe you give soemthing up for Lent. If so I’d love to hear about it if you want to share. You can leave a comment or reach out on any of my social media accounts.
The bottom line to this post is this.
My relationship with JESUS is more important than the world.