Faith

Call me back…

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Life has been really busy. I love my job and the people I work with. I love my family and the time we spend together. Wedding planning is a blast. So why do I feel so… Blah?

Do you have that long time friend that you only see or talk to once every few months, but the second you’re back together it’s like no time has gone by at all? You’re genuinely happy when they’re around. When they’re not, you feel like something is missing. You can probably think of someone. I think we all can. Why do we let this happen? This is obviously someone that is very special to us. Why don’t you speak? “Well, I’m busy. I work full time. I have a lot going on. I have no time at night and I’m too tired to go out when the weekend comes around. Time just gets away from me. Besides, she’s busy too. ” So what is it that sparks that first conversation after a few weeks or months of not talking? A birthday or special event? Do you need or want something from them? Do you miss them? I have a person in mind. I was thinking about her the other day and how we never see each other anymore. The wheels in the blogger section of my brain began to turn.

Sometimes I just like to sit outside, not doing or listening to anything in particular. My mind just wanders. “Huh, It’s the same thing…” I said to myself. I can totally relate these feelings to my friend, but also to God. I could replace the word friend with God and everything would still make complete sense. I’ve been so busy. You guys know, I didn’t write a blog post for more than a freaking month. You can bet that if I’m not posting it’s because life is insane. Wonderfully insane, but still insane. I’m not necessarily a “pray-er”, I’m more of a conversationalist. I don’t get on my knees or close my eyes, I’m usually washing the dishes or on the elliptical. When I “pray” I just talk like I would talk (out loud or in my head, depending where I am) to any of my friends. Heck, He probably looks at me just like my friends do (raised eyebrow, scrunched up face… you get the idea… I say a lot of strange things.)

I lost touch with my friend, just like I’ve (AGAIN) lost touch with God. I’m so self absorbed and concerned with my own issues and accomplishments that I just, forget. I get “too busy”. A relationship with God requires just as much (if not more) attention as any other relationship. When it comes to human relationships, both people have to work at it. God never stops trying. He’s always there. That makes me feel like a pretty bad friend. Can you imagine someone sticking around when all you do is blow them off? You only remember to call them when you need something and then when they do it for you, no questions asked, you can’t even be bothered to say thank you. Think about that. God is like the greatest friend ever. All he wants is my love and attention a little each day, but nahhh, I’m too busy. It’s seriously repulsive. I get disgusted with myself.

It’s funny though. I welcome that nagging feeling. I love that it’s there. You know what it is? It’s Him. It’s my best friend that still, after all of the abuse I’ve put Him through is dialing my number. He’s being that loyal friend telling me that I need to straighten out. That nagging, it’s my phone ringing. I love it, it literally gives me goosebumps. How special am I that the King of the universe is thinking about me. He wants a relationship STILL. You know what? He wants it with you, too.

Don’t be like me. I’m selfish, vulgar, and mildly psychotic at times. Be like Him. Loving, kind, forgiving and loyal. Don’t be like this world, it’s grotesque and temporary. God is forever, eternal. Embrace that nagging feeling you’re getting. It’s the best phone call you’ll ever receive, so answer the phone.  

If you ever have any questions or want to chat I’d love to hear from you. I’m no biblical scholar but I know a thing or two!

Until Next time…

 

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5 Comments

  1. Marty

    April 10, 2016 at 9:04 am

    Nicely done Erin. Proud my son is marrying you…

    • Chinups_and_Cupcakes

      April 10, 2016 at 1:05 pm

      Thank you! So… When should I start calling you dad? 😉

    • Dave Pitruzzello

      April 10, 2016 at 7:38 pm

      And we’re blessed to have Mike and all of the Millers as part of our family!

  2. Pete Mauger

    April 11, 2016 at 3:02 pm

    Very well said, Erin! And very true!

    • Chinups_and_Cupcakes

      April 11, 2016 at 3:20 pm

      Thanks for reading, Pete!

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