Romans 7:18-25 .“18 And I know that nothing good lives in me, that is, in my sinful nature. I want to so what is right , but I can’t. 19 I want to do what is good, but I don’t. I don’t want to do what is wrong, but I do it anyway. 20But if I do what I don’t want to do, I am not really the one doing wrong; it is the sin living in me that does it. 21 I have discovered this principle of life-that when I want to do what is right , I inevitably do what is wrong. 22 I love God’s law with all my heart. 23 But there is another power within me that is at war with my mind. This power makes me a slave to the sin that is still within me. 24Oh, what a miserable person I am! Who will free me from this life that is dominated by sin and death? 25 Thank God! The answer is in Jesus Christ our Lord. So you see how it is: In my mind I really want to obey God’s law, but because of my sinful nature I am a slave to sin.” ….. Paul is very frustrated with himself because of his sinful nature.

I can relate to Paul’s frustration. Lately, I have been so busy with my life that I have lost my focus. Things have come my way and I take on more responsibility than I should. I am tired when I go to sleep and when I wake up, I am just as tired and drained. I have lost my focus. I have put my busy before my Lord. I am like a hamster in a wheel, running and running and never getting any where. My busy life has become an idol and I have worshipped that before I worship my Lord. Don’t get me wrong, I know better, but like Paul, I am very frustrated with what I am doing with my life. I am paving a path of good intentions and that is it. I have suffered and so has my family, because I have lost my focus. So how did this happen, when I know better? Little by little. I may have been to busy to seek my Lord today. Before you know it, it’s a two days, a week and now a month. This has left me frustrated, tired, and heavy hearted. Any thing that is put above God is an idol, so I have been worshipping a busy life without Jesus as my focus. A life without Jesus is pointless. I am wrong and I repent to the Lord for my sinful nature. I have been a slave to a busy lifestyle with no inner peace. Oppressed with no rest. I apologize to Sara and all the beautiful Lilies. I am sorry that I have not been focused and I humble myself before you and ask for your forgiveness. I know if one person is not doing their part and obedient to God’s will, that the entire body of Christ suffers. This was not my intention and I’m sorry for letting you down. I am wrong, but I know how to make it right. I have been down, but I know how to get up. I have been in battle, but I know where to get peace. Refocusing is a process. Paul tells us in Philippians 3: 13-14 “13 No, dear brothers and sisters, I have not achieved it, but I focus on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead, 14 I press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us.”…. Paul tells us to focus and refocus and refocus on Christ Jesus until the end of the race. As for me I will get up early and make sure I have my time with my Lord, I will be obedient to His will, and I will share this with my friends on theDailylily. Thank you for your prayers. May God Bless the writers and readers of this beautiful website..

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