Switching Off Autopilot

It’s been a while since you and I have connected. I’m not sure why. I think I’ve been on autopilot for the last few months– just coasting along. Yes, I’ve had longer lists due to the home study that we’ve been preparing but what’s been my deal? I have no reason to offer.

     I’ve considered how time blurs, fades, and how people like me can glide away from simple priorities. For myself, my relationship to God, my husband, my family, my health, my writing– they are all top priorities in my life. So why is it, that I’ve found it so easy to wander? I suppose that I took one slow step at a time. One minute of neglect turned into a day, then a month, then… What bothers me most, is that I didn’t realize I was slipping away. Have you ever felt like that?

This week, I’ve decided to turn around and tiptoe towards the priorities I once held so dear to my
heart. To make one prayerful footprint at a time towards the things in life I once said I valued most. I confess, I cannot do this on my own. I’m asking my best friend to tow me home. I know he will guide me faithfully because he’s done it before. What amazes me, is that he’s willing to do this for all of us who are wandering in places of aimlessness and numbness. All we need to do is ask him for help. I did that and I will continue doing so this week. Won’t you join the me and the masses returning home right now? We don’t need to be on autopilot, numb, or alone any longer…

“That is why the LORD says, “Turn to me now, while there is time. Give me your hearts. Come with fasting, weeping, and mourning. Don’t tear your clothing in your grief, but tear your hearts instead.” Return to the LORD your God, for he is merciful and compassionate, slow to get angry and filled with unfailing love. He is eager to relent and not punish.” Joel 2:12 & 13 NLT

Colton Dixon- “Jesus Paid It All”

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