You know what convicts me more than anything else? Parenting. And this blog.
I can also take two minutes to lift my heart to God in prayer and say things like, “Lord, I want my entire life – including my blog, the way I parent, and my marriage – to be an offering to you.”
Actually following through on those prayers, however, and showing that I’m willing to surrender it all to Christ? Much harder. Instead of fully living out my faith, I often want my life to be what I want it to be. Whether it’s spiritually, financially, blogging, family, or friendships, I usually want to live the most comfortable way that I can.
But aren’t God’s ways higher than mine?
“For My thoughts are not your thoughts, Nor are your ways My ways,” says the Lord. “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, So are My ways higher than your ways, And My thoughts than your thoughts.” Isaiah 55:8-9
Every single time I actually live out the words that I pray, God’s ways for me become my ways. I realize that His plans for my life are better than anything I could concur on my own.
Time on earth is so short and I have two choices: I can live for myself, in a small bubble of what I can imagine on my own. Or, I can live for Christ by stepping out of my comfort zone and allowing Him to bless my life in a way that wouldn’t be possible otherwise.
It’s time to step out and act in faith. No more holding back.
It’s time to live.
PS One way I’m stepping out of my own comfort zone is by joining the 31 Days blogging challenge this October! My topic is “31 Days of Simple Organization.”