Spring break is a hard time for me. I am surrounded by my family, but I miss my community. Whenever I am home I am reminded of the importance of community. I NEED to be in the presence of women who love the Lord. I need that accountability. After talking to a few of my girls I realized something…
It is hard to desire God when you don’t have a schedule. At school I am reliant on God for everything, but when I am at home, my desire to get in the Word is lacking. After examining my heart, I’ve realized the reason for this is because I have no structure in my day. When I am bumming around and doing whatever I please, I get lazy!
Although a break from school is nice, I don’t like how it affects my relationship with God. I was thinking about why not having a schedule affects my relationship with God and I realized it’s because God created us to work! Genesis 1: 27-30 tells us some very important things about who we are and what our purpose is! First God tell us we are created in HIS image: “So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.” (V 27) Do you know what this means? It means that our very being reflects God! We were made to bare His image. We are to reflect God’s character. One aspect of God’s character is that He is the Creator. He is a hard worker! God created heavens and earth and every single thing in the world and beyond! He gets it done! So, what does this mean for us? We too, are to be hard workers. We were made for work! We were not made to sit around and watch Netflix all day, but rather to “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it, and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over every living thing that moves on the earth.” (v 28) God then said, “Behold, I have given you every plant yielding seed that is on the face of all the earth, and every tree with seed in its fruit. You shall have them for food. And to every beast of the earth and to every bird of the heavens and to everything that creeps on the earth, everything that has the breath of life, I have given every green plant for food.” And it was so. (v 29-30) So in the very beginning, God gave us a plan. He gave us a job! He told us, “Look what I made for you! Look how wonderful it is! Now, go take care of it!”
God gave us a plan. He gave us a job. We are made for work and this is a good thing.
After realizing this, everything made a lot more sense to me. I like being busy! I don’t like feeling stressed, but I like having a job. I like working and I like being productive. I am glorifying the Lord when I am productive. Sitting around and watching Netflix may be a nice break every once and awhile, but I bring the most glory to God when I am actively living for Him, which means having my mind and soul engaged in all that I do.
With all this being said,
I am ready to go back to Berry and I am very thankful for the work and community that awaits me.