Sunday mornings at my house are not exactly what the Lord intends a Sunday morning to be. We are slow moving on Sundays. The busy week has finally caught up with us and we all like to take some time and chill. And then, just like that, time as gotten away from us and the race to get ready for church begins.
Then it’s time for the excuses.
Me: “Brady get up” Brady: “I’m just too tired”
Me: ” Eli find your shoes” Eli: “Why do I need shoes for church?”
And finally my favorite from this morning…
Me: “Brady brush your teeth” Brady: “Can’t. Have gum in my mouth already.”
There’s always an excuse with my little ones. Whether it’s Sunday mornings or weekday mornings or Sunday nights or weekday nights. They always have a reason for why they simply can’t do something.
And I can be the exact same way.
I hate exercising. I don’t want to do it. Ever. And trust me, I will come up with all sorts of excuses to not do it. I have too many other things on my plate. I need my rest. I don’t feel well. Any old excuse will do.
But you know what the funny thing is? When I do manage to exercise (and I have been pretty on the ball with it lately) I feel so much better. I have more energy and I don’t drag through my day. It’s worth every minute.
Lately, I’ve been coming up with all sorts of excuses for my time with God too. I need to sleep in longer, have too much going on, have to get the boy’s things together. I always seem to turn my mornings into Martha moments, scurrying around, worrying about the things of this world. I can come up with a million different reasons for not sitting down with Him.
And just like with exercising, when I do manage to start my mornings with my Lord, when I become a Mary and not a Martha, I always feel so much better.
We all come up with excuses to spend time away from God. We are running a million miles an hour on a treadmill that won’t stop. Whether it’s with our children, our jobs, housework, or all of the above (and then some) we all have loaded plates.
But regardless of how busy we feel, we should always make time for Him. He should be on the forefront of our minds when we rise each morning.
Think about the excuses you make for your time away from Him. Are other things really more important than God? Then the one who created us and blessed us with these lives that we have?
Nope. He outdoes everything else on my To Do List.
It’s time for Him to have the number one spot.