Day 25 – Stop wasting my time!


Day 25 300x350 Day 25   Stop wasting my time!We can all get a little off track sometimes, can’t we? It’s just in the nature of everyday living. Stuff happens, thoughts come and actions follow – often without us stopping to check that they’re going according to the plan we had for the day or indeed, for our lives.

An airplane intends to go to New York but ends up in Michigan – all because it wandered a degree or two off course at the beginning and wasn’t corrected. We too can find ourselves in a totally different place from where we intended to be, because we don’t make the little vitally necessary course corrections in our thinking along the way.

One of the ones that I have a particular challenge with is the thought pattern of ‘wasting time’. I am so excited by the vision that God has shown me of what I am here to do, that I try really hard to stay focused on it. There are times though when I let an old mindset creep in or I get tired and discouraged and, before I know it, I’m way off course. When I ‘wake up’ to what’s happening I get really mad at myself for the time I’ve wasted. Time that has been taken away from doing what God has called me to do.

Lately, I’ve just got tired of ending up in a place in my thinking where I no longer want to be. I know that condemnation and getting so mad at myself is NOT from God. So, if it’s not from Him, then it must be from the enemy…and I’m tired of listening to the wrong voice.

I have a mentor. If you don’t have someone that you can trust to speak into your life then you need to ask God for one. Surrounding yourself with people who will encourage you, challenge you and love on you is vitally important.

During our chat the other day I brought this subject up and these are some of the points that came out of us both asking God what to do about the situation:

  • God is big enough to help me overcome this problem and see that, as long as my heart is right with Him, everything He has planned for my life will happen just right.
  • As I ask the Holy Spirit what to do every day – and do it – then I’m doing exactly the right thing that is in God’s plan to do and therefore, it WILL be successful.
  • He’s capable of nudging me back onto the right path when I get side-tracked.
  • When the thought of condemnation comes up I need to immediately counter it with the Truth and the thought will go. (So let God work his will in you. Yell a loud no to the Devil and watch him scamper. Say a quiet yes to God and he’ll be there in no time – James 4:7-8 MSG)
  • Ask ‘who is in control here? Who is reigning in this circumstance?’ and if it’s not you then get back in control.

The results have been amazing. I start to feel bad about ‘wasting time’ and the moment I stop and ask myself ‘Who is in control here?”, I take the situation back, speak the Truth and I’m right back on track. Amazing!

Quickly realize, quickly repent (change thought direction), quickly speak God’s Truth and quickly back on track. All done in less than 30 seconds!

I’m going to keep on holding onto the Holy Spirit and let Him help me to change this mindset – once and for al!

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