As I sit here tonight typing this post, there is so much running through my mind. Life feels like it is going a million miles an hour, and there seems to be no room to breathe. Maybe you feel the same way, and if you do, you definitely are not alone.

As I entered into my senior year, I wasn’t expecting to be as busy I as I have been. From high school classes, extra curricular activities, college, and so much more, it is easy to just go with the flow and get by with where you are at. We exhaust ourselves so much to the point that we don’t want to go any further with a challenge or something even greater. I’ve been there, and I am in that situation right now.

When the busyness of life hits, it is so easy to crowd God out of the equation instead of clinging to Him more and more for strength and guidance to get through each day. The more I find myself getting caught up in the every-day routine of life, the more I tend to drift from my origins. It is so easy to fit in with the crowd and flow with the current that everyone else is drifting on, but that is Satan whispering lies of weakness into our hearts and minds. The thing is, the devil does not want you to have time to spend with the Lord daily, and because of that, he will do everything in his power to get you to exhaust yourself so much that you make excuses as to why you can’t make time to spend with God anymore.

Even exceeding our spiritual lives, it is so easy to forget the little things. We take life for granted. When you wake up in the morning, do you just routinely do what you have to do and go about your day, or do you realize that God just gave you another breath and another chance to even be alive on this earth? With all of the chaos going on in other countries and here in the U.S., it’s so easy to forget where we have come from and how we got to where we are today. Life didn’t just happen on its own. God put you here for a reason, and nothing in life should be wasted.

Maybe you are reading this, and you realize that you have drifted away from where you are supposed to be in this very moment. Maybe you need to start praying more and relying on God for your busyness, and while you are at it, maybe you need to even thank Him for the little things. We often look to significant events and the big things that happen in life in order to keep us motivated, but in reality, there are so many more little things than big that actually keep you going daily than you even realize. Nothing is skipped over by the Lord. He even knows the very number of little hair follicles on your head. Nothing is too big for Him.

So, whatever you are facing today, whether it be stress, worry, doubt, busyness, loss, pain, uncertainty of the future, etc., give it to the Lord, and ask Him to show you the little things that matter most which ultimately lead to bigger things in life. A tree doesn’t start out strong and big. It starts out as a little seed that grows over time into a massive plant that lives on for a great amount of time. The only way it can continue to stay healthy is through nurture and care with water and sunlight. The same goes for us. We cannot grow our little seed of life into a big tree unless we make time to spend with the Lord daily, pray, worship, and engage with others.

Psalm 1:1-3 “Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. But his delight is in the law of the Lord; and in his law doth he meditate day and night. And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.”

Luke 12:7 “But even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not therefore: ye are of more value than many sparrows.”

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