July 12, 2009

Frusterated with myself

I am frustrated with myself. I spent a few hours with friends today(before and after church) and I 'wasted' a lot of time. I seriously was planning on having very intentional conversations with several people, but it just sort of slipped my mind. Instead I spent time talking about things that do not matter. I love it when a friend challenges me in a particular area of my life...I love being challenged to grow my character or in Godliness, etc... But if I want people to do that for me, I need to be doing that for others as well...a relationship takes two people ;-) Bottom line, I should have invested my conversations more wisely. Sitting here now, I think of several times when I could have been encouraging someone, praying for them or challenging them in some way.

And, to think I stand in church and wholeheartedly worship Christ, sit and listen to a fantastic message and then I come out of service and talks about material things or just have some little small talk. And no, what I was talking about was not wrong or sinful, it just wasn't the best and wisest use of my time. It really goes to show how Biblical fellowship is so uplifting and is so worth it. I am gifted to have so many friends that are an amazing example to me. There is so much wisdom and so much for me to learn from, how silly am I sometimes to not pursue these opportunities to grow in what really matters. =\

Oh gosh, I love you people. Don't know what I'd do without you in my life. =) Have a fantastic Sunday afternoon....


Emily S. said...

Sadly, I do the same thing. I really need to work on using my conversations wisely. Hey, we can pray for each other. :)

Emily said...

Sure! I'll be praying for you :)