We all have things in life that we can’t do without, well I’ve been thinking about what I can’t do without. I can’t do without time with God, music and time alone. I need to spend time with God because it keeps my mind clear and keeps me focused on things that matter. I love music, I always have. I love lyrics and the words of songs, if I feel connected to a song I will sing it for day, weeks even. I can drive myself mad doing this but I’m always singing, humming or whistling. I’m not one of those people that get energized when I’m around people it takes a lot out of me and I recharge when I’m alone. I’m not saying I’m not a social person or friendly but I just find if I spend to much time giving out and I don’t fill myself up I get grumpy, and that’s not good.
My time with God is first, this is because I’ve come to realize how important He is in my life. I’ve been spending a lot of time looking back over my past and I can see God in it all, well before I knew Him. This is why He’s first, because He never let me down. I’ve gone through some things in life that have made me who I am, and I got through everything by the grace of God. I will one day share but I’m not ready yet, but I survived a lot and I wasn’t defeated or defined by these things. I’m victorious and redeemed by Jesus, what He sacrificed for me on the cross. This is why He’s first! I read the gospel account of what Jesus went through, He was beaten, tormented and died a slow excruciating death so I can be free, so we can all be free. I’ve had experience with pain, bruises and torment, no where near like this but how can I turn from someone who went through this for me. This is why He’s first, because He promised to never leave me to always love me and guide me.
Music or worship is second, this is because God deserves to be worshipped every second of my life. I’ve found that music and worship can change my mood, change my mind and give me strength. Worship breaks through where prayer can’t, worship is a powerful prayer! When I didn’t know Jesus I had song that got me through times of hardship, songs that were anthems for my pain. They gave me strength and courage to face the day. I now have courage because of Jesus and the Holy Spirit, but worship still helps. It’s the thing that makes me tick, I always have earphones in my handbag so I can listen to music. But, worship isn’t about music it’s a lifestyle. It’s about giving your whole heart to Jesus and surrendering it all to Him. It’s about what makes you tick, what set your heart on fire and giving it all to God. Doing those things for Him. Music and singing is mine, I can put Spotify on and I can be gone for hours just relaxing with God. Reconnecting to something so much bigger than myself or my problems.
My alone time is last, it’s something I need but I put it last because I can cope without if for a while. I love being alone. I don’t know if it’s to do with the fact that I’ve never felt like I fit in anywhere, or because I haven’t had many friends to occupy my time but I am happy to spent the night on my own. Yes, it’s with God and music. I also read lots of books and enjoy peace and quite when I can get it. I’m a true introvert, who needs space to recharge my batteries. I find I have the most fun in my comfortable clothes, chilling out reading and listening to music. I would take that any day over a party or socializing.
This is kind of my list that if I was stranded on a desert island what would you need to survive. Here’s the three things I need, but I would add one more for a desert island. I would want Bear Grylls with me, I know I would survive till help arrived. I might not like eating bugs and living rough but I would survive! Plus, and a fellow brother in Christ so I would have fellowship!
Why have I done this, well I’m coming to an end of a season and I’m about to open a very big door. Yes, I’m scared. It’s made me stop and think about the tools I have that I don’t want to give away, and things I can take with me wherever I go. I have great friends and family, I’m truest blessed but I can’t take them with me in the new adventure which doesn’t mean they aren’t important but I need to learn to adjust. Which is why I’ve done this blog to help me adjust but also something for me to read when I’m scared.
I hope this has encouraged you and given you reason to look at the things you could do without in life. God bless you.