Today I confess I am sad and have to apologize to my readers and followers for allowing the cares of the past ten months to enter in an rob me of joy and motivation. I’ve asked The Lord to forgive me for wandering away from my purpose.
We lose the essence of who we were made to be when we wander from God and His Word!Matthew 6.25-33
I wonder if anyone else has gone down the slippery slope that was the “rabbit hole” of 2020.
For me, as the time spent writing in my personal journals became less and less positive, more and more cynical–so did my public writing here on the blog and elsewhere. The temptation to wander away from God’s purpose and His Word grew stronger and stronger as the virus, the US election and its aftermath, and the overwhelming fear-mongering by the mass media grew more and more prominent in the world.
Dear Hearts, it is SO not the desire of my heart to lose the essence of who God made me to be and who you have come to expect. And, although I know none of us is going to perfect the rest of our life in a single day, I encourage every one of us to “just relax”. Do the best we can today, and then keep doing that every day going forward.
Here’s the Rx I received for 2021:
Don’t burn out; keep yourselves fueled and aflame. Be alert servants of the Master, cheerfully expectant. Don’t quit in hard times; pray all the harder. Help needy Christians; be inventive in hospitality.Romans 12:11-13 MSG
And, a couple of similar thoughts: “Maybe it’s not always about trying to fix something. Maybe it’s about starting over and creating something better.” In the Book of Deuteronomy 28:8 we learn God will send a blessing on everything we do, if we don’t wander off and slide down the rabbit hole! So, again, I ask His forgiveness [and yours] and promise to be more focused and alert going forward.