So lately I have been feeling burnt out. Whether it is working all week, nursing myself back to health after an illness, or my car deciding to die on me, there is always something going on! But today I was thinking that with everything happening, I probably couldn’t stay sane without the support of my friends. More specifically, my Christian fellowship.
With all the hectic, and sometimes frustrating situations, I always have something to look forward to during the week. I’m a single twenty-something woman, so I spend a lot of time by myself. But on Wednesday nights, I make it a point to go to my small group Bible study where we sit and chat, read God’s word, discuss it, and pray for each other. On Saturday evenings, I go out to fun dinners with my gal pals where we talk about our weeks and make plans for the future. And on Sunday mornings, I go to church. I play with the babies sitting near me, participate in the Lord’s Supper, and commune with my fellow Christians! These “outings” are necessary to keeping me fueled for the week.
I could choose to spend my time doing other things with plenty of other people my age. But these are not always constructive activities that build up my faith. Of course, there is a time in all our lives when we choose to participate in worldly activities, but do they ever fuel us to move in the right directions? I know I’ve been there! But Paul writes in Romans 12:2, “Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.”
By finding the time to recharge with Christian fellowship, you are allowing your own mind to be transformed for God’s will. Now some of you are probably reading this and thinking, I do not have the time or energy for any of this! I was the same way. I thought, “I deserve a Sunday off. It was a long 40 hour work week, and God will forgive me if I sleep in and watch an online service later.” But at the end of that 40 hour work week when I didn’t physically go to church, and I didn’t take the time for Christian fellowship, I felt less and less likely to do good, or even care about seeking out God’s will for me. In fact, I was completely drained.
Solomon writes in Proverbs 27:17, “As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.” Sometimes this verse is used to talk about sin and being a good person, but today, I want you to think about your energy and your well-being. If you take a hard look at your life, do you really feel more energized and fulfilled when you skip that Bible study or church service? How about when you skip your wholesome girl’s night out?
I want to challenge you to wake up on Sunday morning and physically go to church. I want to challenge you to find a Bible study to participate in. Are you single and scared to go alone? Find a friend who feels the same way! You can go together. Make it a point to participate in Christian fellowship.
Do you have any tips or tricks to staying “sane” during the week? Comment below! Share your personal experiences with Christian fellowship and its impact on your daily life. I’d love to hear your thoughts!
Hey, y’all! My name is Hannah and I want you to join me on my personal journey to seeking Christ daily! Together we will laugh, cry, and learn to have a little fun while bringing glory to God! Like it says in Romans 12:2, “Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.”