Monday, April 28, 2008

What is life all about, anyway?

1 Peter 2:21
For God called you to do good, even if it means suffering, just as Christ suffered for you.

This verse stuck out to me when I read the Word this morning. I am currently struggling with the suffering I am encountering trying to do something God wants me to do. Its not a huge thing or anything. Just a small thing I feel the Lord is leading me to step out and do. Deep in my soul I know it is going to bless me, but then there is this other part that is leaving doubts in my mind. Of course, the doubts are not from God, but it is hard to shake them.
But according to this verse, God is calling me to do good, EVEN if it means I will suffer while doing it. For some weird reason that verse comforted me.
I am also reading Don't Waste Your Life by John Piper, and I found some inspiring words in there as well- " [Life] is about the greatness of God, not the significance of man." Wow. John Piper's words there just showed me that stepping out and doing things for the Lord that are uncomfortable is to bring glory to God. It gave me a new perspective. No longer am I going to step out and doing this thing that is going to bring me uncomfort, but I am stepping out and doing this thing that will bring God glory. Its really cool how my attitude changes once I take ME out of the picture. Once I take ME out of the picture and focus on GOD, I feel like I can do anything. It's like having a superpower. Oddly enough, I just realized those last two sentences as I wrote them. God is great. I feel if I keep focusing on Him, it will make me feel at least a little less uncomfortable about my situation.

I don't know what I would do without Him.

Saturday, April 26, 2008


I haven't really made any new posts because I don't know what to post. God of course has been and always will be awesome to me. I guess I am getting frustrated with the people I work with. So many of them are many of them don't have the hope I am blessed to have. Even the ones who say they are Christians don't seem like they do. I am not in the least saying I am better than them, because I am not. We are all sinners. I'm not perfect, just forgiven.

I just feel saddened that they have let sin take over their lives. I don't understand how they can live life as if THIS life is all there is. What hope is there in that? What is just as sad if not sadder is that the so called "Christians" at work are living their lives as if they were not Christians. I feel frustrated that they are not letting God take over their lives fully and completely. I am not saying they aren't saved...only God knows that, but it just saddens me.

So that is kind of my struggle of this week. More to come hopefully.