My favorite time of year is finally coming around! September has flown by and October is almost finally here which means several things: 1) we will FINALLY be getting some cooler weather and beautiful fall colors here in Collegedale (no more 90+ degree days!), 2) mid-term break is coming up, and 3) the holidays are just around the corner!
With all these things coming up and hanging out with friends, I'll admit that it's sometimes difficult for me to keep focused on the priorities in my life such as spending time with God and keeping up with school. College life certainly keeps you busy and lately I've found myself losing track of homework and giving less and less of my time to God. I realized this past weekend that my priorities have fallen out of order. I need to start keeping track of my homework for each class in a more efficient way since I tend to be forgetful!
But more importantly than this, I need to make God the number one priority in my life. Its so easy to put Him at the end of my to-do list and then when I run out of time to say to myself, "I'll make up for time with God tomorrow." Do I? Should I even be pushing Him to second place? I've been reading a book called Crazy Love and one of the chapters in it is entitled "Serving Leftovers to a Holy God". How often do I give God the leftover pieces of my time, if there even is any leftovers? Why do I end up pushing the God of the universe who created me to last place in my time? And how can I even expect to maintain and grow a relationship with Him if I don't even give Him the time of day? When I realized this I felt ashamed. When I wake up in the morning the first thing I should do is take time for Him. Thankfully our God is loving and forgives me when I mess!
So as I continue to adjust to college life, the early mornings, the late nights, the easy and the hard classes, I know God will be there with me every step of the way, helping me to stay on track not only with school but taking time for Him.