Hello blog readers. Man oh man, nobody told me how challenging it would be to create *and maintain* a blog. I love God’s word, and this blog is a huge blessing to me. But it’s also very easy to neglect. Life, hobbies, excuses, and insecurities often get in the way.
During this morning’s prayer time, I tried to understand what’s getting in the way of my obedience. One of the things is ‘focus‘. For me, focus has to be fought for… or it fades. So, when it comes to my life, hobbies, excuses, and insecurities — I asked myself, “What do I want to be known for?” The answer is God’s child *first*. Any other hobbies, talents, & abilities are extra.
Ephesians 2:10 For we are God’s masterpiece, created to do good works which God prepared in advance for us to do.
Two other things getting in the way of my obedience are ‘image‘ and ‘success‘. Who doesn’t want to be successful? Of course, success is measured differently for every person… But, according to God’s word, chasing success isn’t the way to gain success:
Psalm 1:2-3 But his delight is in the law of the LORD, And in His law he meditates day and night. He will be like a tree firmly planted by streams of water, Which yields its fruit in its season And its leaf does not wither; And in whatever he does, he prospers.
That scripture is like a prescription from the Doctor right now for me!
I’m learning there will always be something vying for my attention. The enemy’s goal is to take the focus off God. I’m thankful that God gives us a written guide. I’m praying to keep Ephesians 2:10 close to my heart, through meditation day & night. Focus.
My life is not about me. It’s not my own. I am God’s masterpiece, created to do good works which He prepared in advance for me to do. Amen.