I've found that I'm an analyzer.
I analyze the things that people do, the things that they say, and I try to understand what they mean. Not to say that I judge them; but I do find the human race to be fascinating. I've found that we are very much like animals. Bees busily buzz around. You never see them not working, do you? Aren't we like that? We have so many things going on in our lives and we never take the time to rest. How about owls or birds in general? Owls stay up all night. And birds are early to rise. Aren't we humans like these? We associate ourselves with being early birds or night owls. But do we think to recognize God when we awake in the morning, or before we lay down to rest? How about snakes? We as humans are prone to be sneaky, quiet, and ready to strike at any moment. We have the mentality of 'protecting our own' or seeking revenge on those who do bad to us.
We're not so different than the animal kingdom.
As I watch people walk by on the street, in airports, at school, or even my family at home, I can't help but wonder what goes on in their minds. Are they thinking about their crazy schedules? Are they worrying about tomorrow? Or are they thinking about the Creator of the heavens and the earth?
So much of our time is spent thinking about our own lives, that we forget that the reason that we are living, is up above. God created us. He knows our every thought, wish, desire and dream. But yet we feel the need to keep things hidden from Him. Like the early bird, we wake up ready to face the day, thinking that we can do it alone. Like the bees, we are busily going through the day, forgetting that God has it under control. Like the snake, we are prepared for fight or flight; ready to snap at someone who cuts in front of us, takes our seat, or looks at us with disgust, when we should be prepared to love those around us. Like the night owl, we stay alert in late hours of the night, happy to be with friends, but not thanking God for another day.
When is the last time that you spent time with the Almighty God?
Today? Yesterday? Last week? Last month? Last year?
We forget to wake up in the morning and give Him praise. We forget that He has our lives in His hands. We forget to love everyone we come in contact with, because we don't know what problems their lives hold. We forget to rest our heads at night with the assurance that God will be there watching over us, and to thank Him for giving us that day.
God deserves our time.
I know that I'm guilty of not giving Him enough of it. But when I think about it that way, I'm ashamed. I spend more of my time thinking about how I can advance in the world, and how I can get people to notice me, when all the while God is standing there saying, "Aysha, notice me."
My life was His before I was born, it is His now, and it will be His after I am gone from this earth.
He is always holding me in His hands, saying, "Aysha, I'm here. I'm holding you. Look up to me."
God deserves my time. My life. My praise to Him.
Because He is Lord.
Matthew 6:6 --But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.