Walk Away, and Get With God


Jenna Bartlett

Jenna Bartlett encourages you to define yourself.

I’ve heard a multitude of people say that they waste away their entire Sunday, and then, around 8 p.m., they feel sad and their productivity level was at an all time low for the day. This can be the instance for days during the week, as well, where we are constantly caught up in the struggles of everyday life and we find ourselves asking, around 8 p.m.: “where did the day go?”

If you’ve found yourself at this point, well, Houston, we have a problem. The problem is you are not putting God first. We are giving into the day’s troubles and forgetting to spend time with our Creator. We are forgetting to put Him first and foremost. Even when we wake up in the morning, we hop in the shower, not even second guessing the fact that we haven’t even acknowledged God first thing. He should be our first thought, our first everything, everyday. Joyce Meyer, who inspired me to write this, said to get full of God in the morning, before you get full of something else. Something else would be the horrible new haircut Belinda got at work, the teenage drama in the locker room, or the latest shooting on the news. Fill yourself with the presence of God FIRST AND FOREMOST in the morning, then, you’ll have the inner strength to take on the pressures in the outside world. A quick way I say good morning to the Lord is, “thank You for this day You have made, I will rejoice and be glad in it.” Your relationship with God is the most important one, and the relationship you build with Him is something no one else should be in on. Everything you do, all the decisions you make, should be between you and God, and that’s it.

He should be your main squeeze, and your main squeeze did a pretty awesome thing for you. God died on the cross for You! And yes, He loves us absolutely unconditionally, but it is of the upmost importance that we spend quality time with Him. Give God the time He deserves. To spend some super awesome time with the Lord, find a cozy spot in your house, somewhere that can be a special spot for just you and God. Surround yourself with your Bible, some coffee or any other hot beverage, a pencil/pen, a devotional—anything that will help you feel God’s presence around you. Walk away from the day’s troubles and get with God.

One of the principles today is quite simple: nothing else will work in your life if you don’t spend time with God. Walk away from the uncertainties of everyday life and get stable through the Lord. When you fill up on strength with God, no devil in hell can get you. The devil hates to see you spending quality time with God. It makes the devil soooooo mad, lemme tell ya.

Some people say they don’t have time to give God time. Well, when you give God time, you don’t lose a minute of your time. 1 hr/a day with God—it’s all you need. Every one of us can find at least 1 hour of our day to soak up God’s presence. And I’m not saying that everyday I’m on the ball and I do this, but it’s about sectioning out a portion of your day, however much time it is, to spend with the One who loves you most. There is no formula to spending time with Him, so whatever you’re feeling, make it happen. Sometimes, no words at all are perfect. Sometimes, when you sit in silence, that’s when you can feel His presence the most. Sometimes, words just spill out in prayer and that’s okay, too. The point is, you’re making time for your Creator, and that’s what matters.

A couple tips when sitting down and getting all spiritual: you get out what you put it. If you can only read a proverb a day, shovel that into your mind. Joyce Meyer also says that when you can’t remember what you read, it doesn’t matter. If you put it in you, when you need it, God will bring it out of you. Try writing scriptures in long hand, and reading them aloud. But, I gotta tell ya, stop being super religious when spending time with Him. Stop making this complicated! Praying is just talking to God, like talking to a colleague at work or a friend at school. Set yourself free and just enjoy God! Journal, if you’re into writing. Find a prayer box, and when those prayers have been answered, write them down. I’ve started to write my prayers answered and I have them taped on notebook paper on the wall of my room—so I can see His victories!

Spending time with God isn’t supposed to be a drag. It’s supposed to create a sense of overwhelming peace in your mind. Let God in—let Him in! Shove the devil back down to hell where he came from! There isn’t anything God can’t do, so shut off the phone, the TV, and any other distractions, walk away, and get with God.


1 Chronicles 22:19 — “Now seek the Lord your God with all your heart and soul. Build the sanctuary of the Lord God so that you can bring the Ark of the Lord’s Covenant and the holy vessels of God into the Temple built to honor the Lord’s name.”