Monday, April 7, 2014
Crossroads Part 1
I have been looking for a certain book about a particular issue/s. I have looked and checked all my favorite Christian Authors and beyond and have found nothing. All the secular articles and book excerpts I've read about the subject leave me feeling empty and doesn't seem to me that they are the way that God would want me handle the issues. God is number one in my life. At the same time, I still believe in common sense and believe God wants me to have it while I think about decisions and choices that have to be made.
This all being said, I wonder if this is the book that God wants me to write? About a year or so ago I gave all my hopes and dreams to God. My reasoning for that, my prayer to God was that I wanted my dreams, my passions to line up with His plans for my life. In the meantime since then, I learned more about Him in His Word. I learned and continue to learn tonnes of new things in counseling. There is no end to what we can study in the Bible about God. In fact, I get overwhelmed and when that happens I step back too far so I've been learning to keep it simple.
I call myself a writer though I haven't written much lately. The last few weeks I have had several instances of hints that perhaps it is time to write my story. I think about it and it scares me to death but maybe it's time for me to take down the wall of fear that is surrounding my heart and surrender my fears to God. Yes, I know what I'm supposed to do but for some reason acceptance is hard for me. Acceptance in any area really. To me, acceptance isn't just acknowledging something, but it has to change your life. Even for those of us who have been dealing with things a certain way ( that doesn't work ) the whole idea of accepting something new ( and the fact that it just might work) is the hardest and scariest thing to do. It's easy to be in our comfort zone of just accepting things for what they have become. Change is hard, but it necessary especially if you want to be in God's will for your life. I want my life to reflect Christ in everything I say and do.
I'm at a crossroad right now and it's time to make some decisions. It's time to write.
Posted by Alexis Plett at 11:30 AM