Prioritizing

Hello readers! I hope you all have been enjoying your summer! For myself it’s been pretty eventful. When I finished my classes in May, I was at several graduations, I got a brand new job that I’m in love with at New York and Co. I began an internship and I started summer school. Oh yeah and I’ve been traveling too. If you’ve seen my Snapchat you know I’ve been several places these past few months. I just left Vegas for Delta Sigma Thetas 53rd national convention, I recently traveled to Gainesville GA for a planning retreat with my regional leadership team, I’ve gone to Carrollton, and I’ve visited my parents back in Byron.

I know exactly what you all are thinking now. “Wow you sure are busy” or “You sure have a lot on your plate” or “Jeez how do I have all of this time to do this.” Well I’ll be honest, I ask myself the same thing! However, I like to stay busy the majority of the time,  if I am not normally busy I’m asleep or on Snapchat lol or I’ll blog. But I also keep a lot on my plate and i make time for what I believe is most important at that moment. Lately, my sorority has occupied a lot of my time because I now serve as the chapter president and I am still serving my region as a state facilitator. Now that school is back in session academics has to be a very large priority because I want all As this semester and I am also graduating in May.

When I tell you all my sorority and school alone are a lot of hard work. Then once you add a job or two, graduation, and a personal life to it, after a while I get forgetful, stuff gets done at the last last minute or I end up lacking in an area and don’t forget the stress and anxiety that I already deal with. Yet, one thing I’ve been reminding myself of is to continue to press into God and everything else will fall EXACTLY where it needs to be. In Matthew 6:33 it says ‘Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need (NLT).’

Since I have sacrificed my summer to work on sorority business, do an internship and take an additional class to ease up my school load for the following year, and attempted to make some money, I know I have sacrificed a lot of my time with Christ. I have been to church about 3 times this summer and when I’m home with idle time, I am not utilizing that time for Him instead, as I stated earlier you can catch me on snapchat or in the bed. But I do not want to continue to fall into that trap of over working myself so much that I won’t make time for God. Satan is at work and he CANNOT have me! So I am making a promise to myself that everyday, I when I wake up I am going to read a scripture/passage, I am going to pray, and I will speak life over my life.

As I was making this post I realized that as I am giving out encouragement to you all I am giving it to myself as well. I guess that’s what that song was talking about.  All I want for myself this year is to be successful, flourish, and be good example to others. I know I can accomplish those goals as well as others as long as I seek God first and make Him the biggest priority in my life.

Thank you for reading and enjoy your day!

Love

~Autrela

Put God in charge of your work, then what you’ve planned will take place.
~Proverbs 16:3 
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