Lately, I’ve been going through a bit of transformation in my spiritual life. I’ve been a Christian all my life and followed the Lord faithfully. I’ve learned many lessons throughout my life that has made me only trust Him more and more each time. However, I have always had trouble doing daily devotions. I’ve always found excuses as to why I can’t whether it’s not enough time or not knowing where to start. God has been working in my heart over the last few weeks and I am starting to see a change for the better. I’m excited about where He is leading me in life. It’s critical that I really align myself with His will in my life, and to do that, I must begin devotions on a daily basis.
This is where the transformation in my spiritual life has been taking place. He has given me a desire to know Him more. I recently picked up a small devotional book from Diego Mesa that sparked my interest. For me, it’s serving as “somewhere to start.” There is no right place to start as long as it brings you into the bible and closer to God.
The turning point came the other day. I became fed up with constantly seeing roadblocks and failures in my career. My project hasn’t been going well, I’m not getting any new clients, things just aren’t going my way in general. I said enough is enough. I realized that these issues were not a blessing from God. They were a direct result of the absence of God in my life. I said to my wife when she asking me why I had suddenly started getting up early and doing my devotions. I simply said, “Why would God even try to bless me if I’m not even trying to get to know Him?”
So far it’s been going well. I feel just more in line with God’s will for my life. I’ve already seen blessings begin to form in my project at work. In fact, a huge turning point just occurred the other day – one which was a complete God thing. Nothing I could have done on my own power. I remembering praying a few weeks ago that He save this project with His power, not of my own. Within days of beginning my devotion, the project made a turning point.
“Why would God even try to bless me if I’m not even trying to get to know Him?”
So are you stuck in a spiritual rut? Do you need to transform your spiritual life? Try doing a devotion. I know it’s hard – believe me, I know the excuses. However, you will begin to see the benefits and changes in your spiritual life, your career, and your relationships.