This past week I was given a blogging break. I didn’t ask for it. My computer choose to be obstinate. If I had been given any say about it, I would have chose to keep on happily as I was. Blogging and reading, reading, reading and spending way too much of my time on the computer.
I have been fighting it, but I know it is true, I have a blogging addiction.
The computer that hogs my desk space also hogs my time.
I have let it steal from me. It has stolen time I should have spent with my children. It has stolen time when I should be cleaning. It has stolen time when I should have been teaching. It has stolen time when I could have been relaxing, creating or reading.
It has become what the Lord says we should never let come before Him…an idol. I have let my blogging become more important than time spent with God. I didn’t consciously choose this path, it happened slowly over time. And I let it. One day at a time. One comment at a time. One blog at a time. Blogging became my passion.
The time has come for me to be intentional.
To make some changes.
I will still blog. I’m not ready to give it up yet. Writing about me, about my growth, my struggles, my thoughts, my feelings has been good for me. It has brought forward and put on “paper” all the years of carrying essays, stories and articles in my head. And it is creating a journal for my children and for future generations.
Time requirements and limits are being set so that I can spend more time seeking God instead of seeking acknowledgement for my own ego. More time will be spent playing with my children. More time will be spent cleaning, reading and crocheting.
And less will be spent with my face and mind glued to the computer screen.
It’s time to be intentional!
Seek ye first the kingdom of God and His righteousness and all these things shall be added unto you. Matthew 6:33
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst after righteousness, for they will be filled. Matthew 5:6