Being single (and without a roommate), I tend to have a lot of time to reflect once I go home for the evening.
I think about a lot of things, but lately, my thoughts seem to revolve around finding someone special to put into my life. I don’t intend to stay single forever, so a decent portion of my evening goes towards trying to meet new people and making new friendships.
Lent is also a time of reflection, but to me, it’s different from my regular reflection; it is a time to reflect on other things that I should be working on.
The church challenges us to find something in our lives that would take us out of our comfort zone. For me, it is changing something I know I should change but never do because I always find excuses, reasons that the time isn’t right.
Reading the Bible has been on my to-do list for quite some time. I know I don’t need to read it in one sitting – or even over the course of several months. But for whatever reason, I can’t even seem to find 15-30 minutes a few times a week to read it.
The current excuse is that I’m trying to find that special person and that the time reading would be better spent searching.
This Lenten season, that cycle has changed. I’m making it a priority to read the Bible a few nights a week. I need to have faith that God will continue to help me in my search, even as I partake in other activities.
Reflection question: What’s your excuse?