I am an eyelash lover. Like hardcore, to the end, forever and ever eyelash lover, I love them more than a person should love eyelashes.
But, the joy of my life, my beloved lash extensions, gave me an eye infection. Basically the ultimate betrayal.
For a few weeks, it's been an eyelash horror movie over here. I finally woke up the other day with my eyes swollen shut and I decided that is was maybe a good time to see a doctor so I could do things I enjoy doing again, like opening my eyes. It was a long day at the doctor's office, and it just turned into one of those days . I had work I needed to do, some prep for some upcoming events, and I had just gotten back the day before from a trip, so I was not a happy camper. Amidst Pinteresting [and worrying about the work I wasn't doing because I was on Pinterest], the thought occurred to me that maybe I should pray since I'm so stressed, Three seconds later I thought, "Whoa, whoa, whoa, I am way too busy. Too much on my brain. Seriously, there is so much going on and I need to pin these vegan cupcakes on my cupcake board, despite the fact I'm not vegan. No thanks Jesus, I don't have time in my stressful rage, thank you very much. The little boy in the next room just dropped his sucker and he sounds pretty upset, so, maybe you should go check up on him."
Let's rewind to two days before this when me, in all my wisdom about prayerfulness, had been giving one of my friends advice about prayer I whipped out all the fancy Christian vocabulary on her I included was how important fellowshipping with God was, how it's impactful to your Christian walk to have real time with Jesus, the whole nine Jesus-loving yards. So after I had a little reality check for Carl time, it made a bit more sense that God who holds the universe and the perfect will of all humanity in his hands, would probably be able to help me out with some swollen eyes and a big to-do list.
Prayer is one of those things needs to be everyone's first resort whenever anything happens, but it's usually the thing that we all save until the end when nothing else works out. And then we go through the, "well, I guess I'll pray then since you didn't give me what I want Jesus. And Pinterest-ing my future wedding didn't solve my problems so. Let's talk I guess." thing. But there never is really a "good" excuse for not praying. It's something you can literally do anytime anywhere at any point. It's talking directly to God. When you think about it, it's a no-brainer why we should do it all the day long, but it's a struggle for everyone. You can't be too busy to pray, and thank God He is so loving that He's never too busy to hear you.
Matthew 26:41, “Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.”
Mark 11:24, "Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours."
Luke 6:12, "One of those days Jesus went out to a mountainside to pray, and spent the night praying to God."