MUCH needed encouragement from the Lord…

So, I must confess… This week has had a few momentous occasions.  Eason turned ONE on Thursday & Jenny & I celebrated our 5th anniversary on Friday.  I know I probably should be writing about how important those two days are to me, but I’m not.  I’ll have to write about those later.  It is 12:25 am on Sunday ‘morning’ & here’s what’s been on my mind:

Do you ever get discouraged? Do you ever feel like one of those cartoon characters that start running & their feet are peeling out but they’re not moving?  Or like you’re peeling out with your tires burning rubber but you’re not gaining any ground?  That’s where I’ve been for a while now.  It just feels as though it doesn’t matter what I do, nothing seems to get done.  I must say that I’ve gotten really discouraged about this.  I start asking God what the deal is.  Is it just me?  Am I missing something?  When it feels as though walls are falling in from all sides, is it because I’ve screwed up, or is it just the situation you have me in?  All these things & MANY more have been perplexing me for sometime now & I haven’t had any real answer…  But I think God might be teaching me a few things through it.

Yesterday I was working at the local SnoCone shack, helping out the church member that owns it.  The first 30 minutes was really slow & the Lord led me to read in Revelation.  What stuck out to me was this:

“But I have this against you, that you have left your first love.  Therefore remmeber from where you have fallen, and repent and do the deeds you did at first; or else I am coming to you and will remove your lampstand out of its place — unless you repent.”                                 — Revelation 2:4-5

So here’s what I think the Lord may be trying to teach me… I need to check my relationship with Christ.  I have left my first love.  I’ve gotten to a point where I am letting situations & circumstance distract me from my walk.  The discouragement that I carry has weighed me down to a degree that it’s effected my service.  I’ve got to let go of all the distractions & commit to follow; however, that commitment to follow will never happen if I’m not following God out of a heart of LOVE.  So, I need to keep the main thing the main thing…

That’s my challenge to you as well…

What verses of Scripture has spoken to you this week?

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