Growth is a sign of life, and in my case, well, I'm thankful for that. Often I get discouraged about things happening or not happening in my life and recently I realized that getting down about it really doesn't help the problem. Rolling up my sleeves and doing hard things is a start and one worth setting out on.
Also, is it really possible that I could once again lose sight of who God is? I mean, really… who and what he is?
Crazy! I amaze myself with my lack of memory. And pitiful complaining sessions.
Sometimes, I just don't feel it. What's "it?" Could be anything… reading the Bible, dancing, writing, creating, etc. Yet those are things I love to do and was made to do. Does it seem like there may be somebody else at work here, making things a little screwy? I think so.
So the good part? God has shown me mercy and granted me the courage to see past those low times. Sometimes it's just a choice. It starts in the mind and works it's way down to the heart.
Every day is full of choices.
To walk in truth, or listen to lies. To confess and repent, or sink deeper in sin. To watch TV, or start that project that's been mulling around in your creative mind for a good couple of weeks. To spend an hour social networking or spend that hour in the novel you've sworn to read for the past 3 nights. To write a note to someone you love, or smile at the thought as it floats out of your mind.
Some may be more important than others, but I believe every decision I make effects my life in a real way.
Here's to choosing the wise, creative, hard, love-filled, adventurous road…
here's to true life!
The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy;
I have come that they may have life,
and have it to the full.