Confession: Some days, it pains me to look at other blogs.
All of my insecurities rise to the top. And I see my lack in so many areas.
Exactly how does she have 700+ readers? And that picture! She must have a nice camera. And creativity! Wow. My mind doesn’t think poetically. And that template. Beautiful. And she sews?! And cooks!? She’s so organized. And athletic. And pretty. She has an Etsy site, too?!
Sometimes I think, You know, I’m just an average girl, with an average blog, writing about my average life. Maybe I should just hang it up.
Confession: Some days, it pains me to look at others. Period.
You shall be careful therefore to do as the LORD your God has commanded you. You shall not turn aside to the right hand or to the left. You shall walk in all the way that the LORD your God has commanded you, that you may live, and that all may go well with you. Deuteronomy 5:32,33
Even God’s chosen people had to be warned: Stay Focused. Do not look to the right or to the left. Do as the Lord commanded YOU.
Each of us has a divine and different calling. On our life. On our home. And even our blog.
We are far beyond average in the sight of God.
Beloved, do not look to the right or to the left. Keep your eyes on Christ … and His calling on YOU.
Remember what happened to Peter?
“Lord, if it is you, command me to come to you on the water.” So Peter got out of the boat and walked on the water and came to Jesus. But when he saw the wind, he was afraid and started to sink. “Lord save me!”
Jesus immediately reached out his hand and took hold of him, saying “O you of little faith, why did you doubt?” – Matthew 14:28-31
I can relate.
Peter starts to doubt because he turns his head. He recognizes his lack.
He realizes that he is an average guy being called to an extraordinary thing.
And he begins to sink.
It is as if Jesus is saying, “Peter! Focus. Be confident. Do not turn to the right or to the left. Walk in the way that the LORD your God has commanded you. Keep your eyes on Me”.
When keeping my eyes on Christ and His calling on me, I find my confidence.
It is then that I can rest and enjoy the gifts I see in other people. And on other blogs.
Let us have faith that, in Christ, we are far beyond average.
Go on. Step out of the boat!
With your eyes on Jesus…you are extraordinary.
Becky Crenshaw, The Word of God and a Cup of JoeLeave a Comment