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Here I am, again. Impatient for a relationship & totally overthinking my desires.

Lord, forgive me.

I’ve been greedy lately. I went Black Friday shopping, & even though I didn’t buy anything for myself, I was consumed by materialism & the want of earthly things. It took over me & I left wanting when I really left with over $200 worth of gifts.

Lord, forgive me.

On Thanksgiving I spent the day cooking with my mama & was extremely grateful for my family, friends, & my life. The next day that wasn’t even a thought. I was stressed about money & how I can get more.

I come from a good family. I’ve never needed & not received. I could ask for anything & my parents (with reason) would get it.

But ladies, it’s too much. It’s just too much. And it’s certainly not worth it.

“For what shall it profit man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own s
oul?” Mark 8:36

Lord, forgive me.

And the whole time I’m being greedy with material things, I can’t stop thinking about my crush & wondering if he’s thinking about texting me as much as I’m thinking about texting him.

This Thanksgiving, I felt lonely because I didn’t have that special someone to brag about to my relatives. It’s been awhile since I’ve felt like this & it scares me how much I can like someone in such a short time span.

So, what’s the solution?

Jesus.

Well, obviously.

But, more than Him: revolving my life around Him. Every time I stray I realize that I’m trying to fit Jesus into my life when I should be revolving my life around my relationship with Jesus.

Lord, forgive me.

Abba, oh Abba, please forgive me. I’m coming home. I’m running back to You. Thank you for waiting for me. I’m so sorry.

We’re surrounded by greed in our world & it’s terrifying what it can do to people. I’ve been greedy not only with material things, but with my dreams. I’m like a child who won’t let go of my plastic Ken Doll when God has the real, & way better, thing for me if only I’d come & follow Him.

I’m going to be honest, the last thing that was on my mind today was Jesus.

Unfortunately, I’m not the only one with this problem. We need to step it up ladies because this world—this life here on planet earth—is NOTHING compared to the glory of Jesus Christ & His Kingdom. WE are His PRINCESSES. We already have it all!!

“Keep your life free from the love of money, and be content with what you have, 
for He said, ‘I will never leave you nor forsake you.” Hebrews 13:15

Oh God, help us to turn our eyes from worthless things and give us life in Your ways (Psalm 119:37).

Wanting gifts and buying things is not a sin, but when the desire to do so takes over our lives and the fear of not having enough money to buy things we don’t need overwhelms us, that’s when we have a problem.

Loving fashion or playing video games are not sins, but if they distract us from spending time with God, or even consume our the majority of our time, that’s when we need to take a step back.

Lord, forgive us.

Same thing goes with the desire to be in a relationship. We can want to be in a relationship all we want, and we can pray for a guy to ask us out all we want, but if we aren’t pursuing the Lord first, there’s no point in chasing after a relationship with someone else.

Lord, forgive us.

I challenge all of us this week to find out what triggers us into avoiding our relationship with God and acting on it. I know that spending time with my friends or on my phone looking at things I can buy before I go to bed each night. I’ve found myself on my phone instead of praying before bed like I used to do.

It’s time for me to step back and put a limit to how much time I can spend with friends or on my phone each evening before I go to bed. We need to hold ourselves accountable.

Heavenly Father,

Thank You that You make all things new. Thank You for loving us even when we turn away and love other things more than we love you. Thank You for Your patience and grace. Help us keep each other and ourselves accountable. Thank You for Your forgiveness. We love You.
Amen.

God bless,

M.A.

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