Sunday, March 20, 2011


I think it's going to take me a little while to get back into the swing of blogging again. It's such a great discipline to write regularly. When I used to post regularly, I began to see life through "blog-colored glasses." I guess people still think like that but with Facebook instead.

Personally, I have to be careful with both blogs and Facebook. I feel like I'm the only one who struggles with this - but envy knocks at my door pretty regularly if I'm not careful. I've written about that struggle a couple times before. Pastor Matt has preached about how envy is the need to be special. Or was it the need to be needed? Now I don't remember. Anyway, they both resonate with me.

My friend is writing a book on abiding in Christ. I've been able to read one chapter, and it's amazing. Just that one chapter has stuck with me and has encouraged me to set my eyes on Christ in various situations. Usually those situations have to do with envy, since that's such a big weakness.

In her book, she talks about Jeremiah 17. Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord. He will be like a tree planted by the stream. I won't go into everything she teaches about, but one thing has to do with where we send our roots for nourisment. So on a good day, I'm asking myself, "Where am I sending my roots? To God or to man?" I still have a lot of growth to do in this process, but I do think I'm moving forward rather than backwards.


Blogger Shanalea Atchison said...

I have the same problem hence my lack of blogging as well. I often times get down on myself for not being like _________. Not a good place, but again like you said who am I trying to please, God or man?

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