Saturday, August 18, 2012

Weekly Impressions - Distraction

Matthew 6:1
“Beware of practicing your righteousness before men to be noticed by them; otherwise you have no reward with your Father who is in heaven.”

Finding something to be thankful for has become more about having something to say than about seeking God and being thankful to Him.  God revealed this heart issue to me just before I wrote Prayer.  I need to focus on my relationship with Him, not yours.  So I wrote what I would have written were I simply journaling.

It is God’s decision whether to use what I have written or not, and how He wants to use it.  Sometimes it helps me to write out my prayers.  When I’m in a place where I can’t seem to bring my focus around to Him, I can place that at His feet in prayer and let Him pick up the reins.  That’s what I should have been doing in the first place.

I’m sure I will still post blogs that have “something to say.”  God often teaches us through us teaching others.  But teaching others shouldn’t be my goal.  I find that journaling helps bring my focus to bear on God.  As a result, my blog format will likely vary a little in the future.  I may very well write poems, prayers, or do something a little different as the Lord leads me in this journey.  I hope that it blesses you, but my main aim will be improving my relationship with God.

What is distracting you from God?

1 comment:

  1. Life distracts me from God! And I totally hear what you're saying. It's so easy to start writing to an audience, which is O.K., but then lose sight of really writing down what God is revealing to me. I sometimes try too hard to make something I write a "lesson".