Honestly distracted right now. It's kind of the nature of taking on a 365 day blogging project...some days I'm going to be really reflective and have a lot to say, some days I won't feel like talking, some days I'll feel really busy, some days I'll just be in a funky space, and some days I will stay up late catching up on "This is Us" and leave my blogging for almost midnight.
I have always been someone who connects emotionally with movies and TV shows...because I'm a very empathetic person in real life situations and sometimes my very empathetic tendencies can't distinguish I guess? I don't know, but it's very characteristic of my Myer Briggs personality type, INFJ. And something makes me feel like that's so pathetic to admit, but it's true. I know that I'll wake up tomorrow and the episodes I just watched will stick with me, I won't be able to shake the feelings for at least 24 hours, especially because "This is Us" is SUCH an emotional show. I don't mind any of that.
But there's this weird adjustment that happens when I get up from watching a movie or something that has so pulled me in...I remember my real life...it's almost like I'm more comfortable living in other people's stories, or fictional stories, than my own...I'm going to work tomorrow, I have plans this weekend, I don't know what my future looks like, I'm starting to feel dissatisfied, I need to get some perspective...
So tonight, let's just read some Matthew. Last night I prayed that God would renew my strength at work this morning, and He totally did. My work day flew by. And I want to pray that again tonight, because I want to live my life worshipping and serving Jesus. What else is there?
"Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world."
This is my real life.
"For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me."
Lord, teach me that heart.
"Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me."