Yesterday, I successfully completed the first full week of my 31-day writing challenge. Let me tell you something, they don’t call it a challenge for nothing! (But that’s a story for another day.) As I was reviewing and thinking about the things I wrote this week, and especially yesterday’s post, I realized that there seems to be a recurring theme.
I started writing in my final year of High School. It started as a way for me to work out some of the questions I had about life, for which I hadn’t found any solid answers. As I wrote things out, I found that I would come to a revelation of a greater truth than I was expecting. Naturally, I felt the need to share the things I was learning in hope that others who may have the same questions would find the answers they were seeking. Over the years, the purpose of my writing hasn’t changed very much.
Back to my recurring theme; I noticed this morning that most of the pieces I’ve written through out this past week have had the underlying (sometimes not so underlying) premise of hoping, believing and/or having faith in God. I got saved when I was about five years old. Believing in God was like second nature to me. The phrase “there’s nothing too hard for God” was such a relevant and strong truth in my life. Enter adulting: I’ve started to notice that my faith has been, somewhat, misdirected. When I say things like, “God is in control “, I find that there’s a part of me that doesn’t really believe it. Or maybe, it’s that I am not allowing God to be in control?
One of the hardest things to do as a human adult, is to relinquish control. But this is what Christs asks of us. I’ve realized that I need to evaluate the areas in my life where I have not yet relinquished control, and lay it all at Christ’s feet. I’ll let you know how that goes.
Matthew 11:28-30 (NKJV): Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.