The world centers around me.
At least, that is the lie that I fell into two months ago.
It snuck in slow and steady, wrapping its way around my day to day, my thoughts and my dreams.
Everything began to revolve around me. My feelings, my worries, my perspective on things.
Dangerous things can happen when a lie like this darkens your life. Because it was all about how I was feeling in the moment I made myself vulnerable to old habits and mindsets. When life became about me, excuses like “I just don’t feel like it” or “I’m just not benefiting from ____” became my motivation which kept me from good works.
Fortunately, when it comes to God, my excuses cannot box in His faithfulness towards me. When I feel like I have lost my direction, God points me forward. When I feel like I have used up my supply of second chances, God shows me his never-ending reserve of grace.
Every time that I went to publish a blog post, I was overwhelmed with a feeling of purposelessness. I allowed my feelings to control my actions, even at the expense of my God-given dreams and passions.
I felt like I was shooting in the dark, that my blog posts had no clear purpose, and without a clear purpose my passion had become just idle words.
Here is the issue. When something that was intended to be created for God is distorted to center around something else or someone else, this is often the result.
I don’t want this post to be very long, but rather just a bit of pure honesty with you guys. God gives us dreams, directions and passions, but as soon as these cease to center around Him we’re in trouble.
Remember, Reset, Realign
These words are beautiful and grace-filled. Anytime you feel stuck or like you have lost your center, you can’t go wrong with them.
The past month I stopped writing for the blog completely. I needed to remember, reset, and realign.
Remember why I started in the first place.
Realign my vision, center and sights on Christ.
Reset and start afresh, have faith that His mercies really are new every morning.
Long story short, this is me saying that I am back: keeping God at the center, having a clear purpose for my blog, and striving for an end goal. I would love it if you continued to join me on this journey.
This years’ vision for the blog is so cool and I cannot wait to begin in the next post. Stay tuned!
Let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus. Hebrews 12:1b-2a
All the love!