Recently, God has been revealing to me just how busy I am. I spend so much time on school, work, and volunteering that I often have very little time in my day. All of those are good things. But what I'm learning is that when we fill our days to the brim, there's no room for God to speak.
This past Sunday, I was playing piano for my church's worship team. We were singing a song that we had played at church many times before, and I was singing along. But while I was singing, I came to a realization: My worship had become a routine.
This past month, I've learned one of the hardest lessons I've ever had to learn. It's something I've been struggling with for a while now. I've been stressed and frustrated and it sucked. But as always, God came through, and he showed me exactly what I needed to see.
Another posting lull. Ugh. Like I've mentioned before, I feel that blogging is a way that I connect with God, because my writing is a way to slow down my thoughts and think about the things that I've been learning lately. I know that, so I know I need to be doing this, but I just haven't been doing it, again. I need to get better, and I will. But anyways, today I just want to give you guys a short recap of what happened this week.
I've known this whole week what I'd be writing about today. God has really been making this clear to me... it's cool how he can make an issue that's been hidden for so long, and reveal it right when you're ready to deal with it. Here's my problem: I have had a really selfish attitude.
Another new year is here! Last year, my blog started off with a post about my goals for the year. This year, I'm going to start by seeing how I did with last year's goals. Then, next week, I'll list my goals for this year. So let's get started!
Hey guys. I haven't posted in a long time... It's been a busy past few months. That isn't a very good excuse for not writing, because I have had free time, but I'll get into that. Anyways, a lot has been happening. So, here is a quick update on what has been going on in my life since I stopped reguarly writing.
At the beginning of the fall, I was asked to join the Campus Life leadership team. Basically, what that means is that I will help out at one of their weekly programs (TNT for middle schoolers, or Adventure Club for 3rd-5th graders). Campus Life wanted me to start with Adventure Club, as they do for the other students on the team. But Adventure Club is on Thursday nights, and I am busy every Thursday night. So I got bumped up to TNT, on Tuesday nights, right away.
A few times lately, I have had friends who have been going through troubling things. Naturally, I want to help them, so I ask them how I can. Sometimes, they'll tell me that all I can do is pray. I think about how I wish I could help them more. I always just did it and didn't think twice about it. But recently, I couldn't help but wonder, why do we say "All you can do is pray" as if that isn't that much? Prayer is one of the most powerful things we can do!
Holy cow. I did not realize quite how long it has been since my last blog post. Officially, I haven't posted one since July 18th, which even THAT is a long time. But when I looked back, I haven't made a "normal" post since June!! Today, I want to explain why my blog has been on a break, and why I'm going to bring it back.