As I mulled over this week's prompt from Holley, I thought ofall the things that occupy my days. The things of the world that take up my time. The have to do things like jobs, housework, caring for family and friends. Then there are the want to things like hobbies,TV, Facebook, and Twitter. Where does God and my God-Sized Dream fit in. Do they belong under the 'have to' title of the 'want to'. Years ago I would have told you that since worshiping, praising and following God is something I chose to do it would have to be sat aside in my want to column. However as I have learned to depend on Him more, I realize that God can not be placed in either of my columns. He is everything, He is the reason I do my have to's. He has given my the desire to follow after my want to's. The easy answer would be to say I need to decrease the time spent on my want to list. Less post to Facebook. Cut out the minutes devoted to Twitter. Limit the number of shows watched. Those would be the easy answers. Those are the expected answers. But I no longer desire to take the broad easy way. God has called me to walk down the narrow path. So what am I to say “no” or “not now” or “not so much” to so my dream can thrive? After a week of reading and re-reading Holley's words I have only one answer:
"He must increase, but I must decrease."
What steps can you take to allow Him to increase in your life? How will those steps move you closer to the dream He has given you ?