How’s life going, friend?
Are you thriving? Or is this a season of dry spells?
Are you in a funk?
Well this is the blog post for you.
Working night shifts and being on a nocturnal schedule can really be taxing on my body.
This month made it a year since I’ve officially been a registered nurse (*cheers!*). And truthfully, for this past year, it was a struggle to transition from student to nurse. From living a day schedule to switching to a night schedule. I found myself working all night, sleeping all day, and waking up to do it all over again.
I started to feel cranky, moody, and purposeless…
Have you ever felt that way before? Feel like your living a mundane life? A rushed life? No time to breathe?
I felt all I was doing was living to work.
And nothing else.
I was barely spending time with God and it really affected my spirit.
But something had to change because I hated how I was feeling inside.
When we don’t spend time with God, our life’s events really do take a toll on our bodies. We lose focus on why we are living and WHO we are living for. I’m not saying by being a Christian your life will be perfect, but what I am saying is when we spend time with God, our viewpoint on life is much more clearer. We feel purposeful, joyful, and at peace; no matter what comes our way.
And you know?
That’s what happened to me once I got back spending time with God.
But how did I do this when earlier I said I couldn’t make time?
I came up with an easy way to spend time with God on busy days or when we want to settle down before bed. It’s a quick resource that only takes five minutes at most.
This guide helped turn my days from purposeless to purposeful. I was able to get a clear vision for the next day while also reflecting on my day with God.
Here are the three steps:
“We know that our old sinful selves were crucified with Christ so that sin might lose its power in our lives. We are no longer slaves to sin. For when we died with Christ we were set free from the power of sin.”–Romans 6:6-7
The bible tells us to examine ourselves (2 Corinthians 13:5-6). It’s not good to wander from day to day without a plan or goal to strive towards; that’s dangerous and how you can end up lost in the world. So first step is to review your day.
“People may be pure in their own eyes, but the Lord examines their motives.”–Proverbs 16:2
The next step is to reflect on the motives behind your actions that day. What made you choose the things you did. Proverbs 16:2 states that God examines our hearts. We need to check our motives for the things we do. If we don’t do it out of love, then our actions were worth nothing. “Do everything in love” (1 Corinthians 16:14).
“Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind…”–Romans 12:2
The final step is to make a plan that leads to the Lord renewing your mind. Have your actions been okay today or should you switch things up?
Reflecting on our day with God helps keep Him close. It helps us keep Him as the center of our focus throughout the day. It helps us examine if we are growing our spiritual fruits in the Lord. This resource can be added to your quiet time with God or if you’re new and don’t know where to start, you can use this resource to help you.
This resource isn’t meant to replace your quiet time in the Lord’s Word, but to enhance your bible time. It’s also here to help you carve out time with God on your busy days.
Does this sound like something that may help you?
Click here for the download. I hope this resource will help you keep God at the center of your focus.