My husband shared an ebook with me that he had received several years ago. The name caught my attention - “Winning the Fight Between You and Your Desk” by Jeffrey Mayer. Not only did this title catch my attention, it made me laugh. There is no fight between my desk and me. A fight implies that at least two people or entities are exchanging “blows.” I haven’t fought back in a long time. I’m simply being pounded! Hence, there is no “fight,” only a slaughter.
Have you ever felt like that in your Christian walk? Have you ever felt like you’re so far off the mark that there’s no point in trying to dig your way out of your mess? Do you ever feel like just giving up because the enemy is pounding you so hard? You’re not alone. As a body of believers, we are under attack, daily. And yes, sometimes it does feel like a losing battle. Here are some tips to help get the craziness and clutter under control in your spiritual life.
1. First things first - make sure you have a personal relationship with Christ so you can build on a solid foundation. Don’t try to fix everything in your life in a day.
2. If you haven’t already, establish a daily time with God. I know some of you are saying, “I don’t have time - that’s my problem.” Not to worry - let me help you be a bit more at ease. Daily time with God doesn’t have to be a formal two hours of prayer, Bible reading and memorization of entire books of the Bible (of course that’s great if you do that). Start small - 5 or 10 minutes of committed time with God and God alone. I have a devotional time with God before my feet touch the floor in the morning, but I’m not a morning person so I’m often half asleep. My real time with God is in the afternoon when I’m wide awake and looking forward to hearing from Him. If you think about it, surely a few minutes can be found each day. The point is to be consistently devoted. As time goes on, you’ll want to spend more and more time. You’ll find it from somewhere.
3. Focus, focus, focus on what God has called you to do. Get a handle on the busy work that keeps you from being about your Father’s business.
4. No matter how large or small the matter - trust God for the outcome.
Jeffrey Mayer’s book can help you with de-cluttering your desk, but only God’s Book can help you de-clutter your life. Arm yourself with the Word of God, get back in the ring, and win the good fight.
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