I was reading a friends blog this morning and was very encouraged. When I started this blog and down my life changing path I was fired up about the changes in me spiritually, physically, and mentally. The first 2 months went great. Then it happened, Spring Break and the inevitable road blocks that Satan will always use against us. I have now learned a few things about myself that I probably already new but have never said out loud because that would mean that they were real.
I thought about listing all the things that I feel like I have failed at since I started on this journey but then decided that it doesn’t matter. God is using this as yet another way to teach me that it’s ALL about Him. I overextended myself on several different things which caused me to loose time with Him as well as my focus. The whole point of this life change for me was to center my life around him. But when you try to do too many things that all seem to pertain to getting closer to Him you actually get pushed further from him somehow. Does that make sense?
My existence is solely to serve God, in order to do that I have to be able to focus on Him and his teachings. Everything else is just another page or lesson from his book for my life. If I can learn to take those lessons and apply them to my life then I will be a better servant for that.
So here is what my plan is, it may not be great but at least I have a plan and I can do my best every day to let God be in control of it for me.
I will do my best daily to spend more time in God's word and with him.
I will do my best daily to be more prepared and organized.
I will do my best daily to avoid temptation.
I will do my best daily to write down everything that goes in my mouth (this worked great the first 2 months)
I will do my best daily to look to others for encouragement that is on the same path with me.
Do you notice the pattern here; I will do my best daily! I don’t want to put the label of "I will" on my goals anymore because that gives Satan an opportunity to kick me when I am down and I don’t want him having that control over me.
"But those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint." Isaiah 40:31