Wednesday, June 9, 2010

The Spirit is Willing but the Body is Weak

The Spirit is WILLING but the body is weak!!

That one sentence has been in my head all week. The spirit wants me to spend more time with God. My brain sometimes chimes in and says, no I have so much to clean or organize. I can't do that right now.

I think many people face these same struggles. Life has become so busy we forget how important it is to sit down and relax and think. Instead our schedules won't allow us to clear a space for the Lord.

Lately, I've been setting goals for myself. I can clean and cook and organize until 12pm. Then it's time for God. I feel so much better not just because I get to spend some great time with God but I always react to situations better and with more love.

With all the things going on in our lives it can be hard to spend a time of reflection with ourselves. A time to be truly honest with ourselves, about ourselves.

I'm sure many addictive personalities people know they that are making bad decisions but they do it anyway because it's what they know. We are creatures of habit. When it feels right it must be the way right???

Life won't always feel "right". Sometimes you have to go against the grain to get past a hurt or addiction and it won't feel right at first. You have to create a new healthy habit. The Spirit is always willing. We just have to tell the body what to do.