Do you find yourself not practicing what you preach? Sometimes, I do. While I do not criticize others for not practicing what I preach, it is hypocrisy to not practice what I teach or preach. Hypocrites do not practice what they preach. Before writing the blog post- What being a student and mom looks like , I had a difficult time finding balance. In my quest to support other families and do good things for God’s kingdom, the little one was not getting the attention he needed and I was not taking care of myself. Life was overwhelming. I repented, asked God for wisdom, practiced self-reflection, prioritized my responsibilities and made necessary changes. One of the verses that inspired the change was 1 Corinthians 9:27
But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway.
I believe we all can learn from this verse. Our lives must reflect what we read and preach. Let’s take a moment each week and reflect on our lives. Do we practice what we preach? Are we busy doing things for God without spending quality time with God? Am I a hypocrite? Do I study the Bible with the sole intention of having something to teach, preach, or post online? Am I usually in haste to share something God revealed to me, instead of taking the time to meditate on it, experience it and worship? Has Working For God become more important than Walking With God? Let’s do a heart check!
God help us.
Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity. ~Matthew 7:21-23
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Say this: Heavenly Father,
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