Hey people, really glad to see the community on here is still going strong :D
Well, I started uni this year, and its a big experience and there's independence and all of that, but I've just seem to run out of time when it comes to my spiritual time. I'm working around the clock, on essays and assignments and study, and the time seems to pass so quickly. I sleep late, and so end up being tired in the morning. I usually force myself to pray at least Compline before going to bed from the Agpeya, but I have been getting lazy recently and end up neglecting this. I'm tired in the mornings, and have no time to pray more than a few words, if that, before heading off to my lectures. It's not something I'm proud of, I feel severely lacking.
And being locked up in my room a lot of the time, I feel that the temptation I face is of a much higher magnitude than anything I've experienced before. So, the enemy strikes at me in when I feel weak, and often I fall.
At the end of every day, I am aware that I am sinking deeper and deeper into the mire. And I know that I cannot pull myself out alone. So I pray, but come the next storm I am back in the mud.
While typing this, I've realised that the solution to my problem lies in praying more, putting more effort into living a holier life, trying to increase my exposure and time spent in the church to stop myself from feeling that I'm alone. And reading more of the Bible.
I'm not really sure if I should post this now or not...
pray for me