MIA

MIA

It’s been a crazy summer.

I know you haven’t been holding your breath waiting for yet another (insert sarcasm) mind-blowing, earth-shattering, life-altering Considering Eternity post, but I feel the need to address the fact that I’ve been MIA. I could tell you that it’s because of a variety of life changes (bought a house + minor reno projects. Selling a house = argh! Lots of travel for FCBH – in the States but also 10 days in Peru with 6 amazing ladies. Family. Just…family.), but remember how I like to try to be honest…even with myself…even when it hurts? Well, mostly I’ve been MIA because I’ve been distracted. It’s been one of those “good distractions” but still…

I don’t know about you, but sometimes it’s hard for me to find balance and maybe even force myself to have boundaries. I can easily get sucked in to doing what I want, when I want, how I want. And the scary thing is…WE CAN! Especially as a Singleton, there is (typically) no one standing over us giving “life feedback.” Paul talks about it this way,

For what I am doing, I do not understand; for I am not practicing what I would like to do,
but I am doing the very thing I hate.

Romans 7: 8 (NASB)

Not that I hate what I have been doing this summer, you understand, I just hate that sinful, selfish part of myself that so easily defaults to “if it feels good, do it” rather than the call of Christ to take up my cross and follow Him (Matthew 16:24). I struggle with balancing those things that God gave us to enjoy in this life and the daily death to self for the sake of eternity.

Do You?

Would you help a girl out and share some perspective?

2 thoughts on “MIA

  1. Well I literally did miss your posts and I totally understand where you’re coming from. Balancing a Christian life is one our most difficult challenges and it takes effort. Jesus perfected the balanced life and the demands on him were huge. He always looked to God in everything. I think we think to be a good Christian we can’t ever say no. But like Jesus we have to learn to say no to some things in order to say yes to the right things. Sometimes God calls us to do things for ourselves that may feel selfish so that we can refresh, regroup, restart and bring Christ back to the center. I think our God understands our needs so we don’t have to punish ourselves. Glad you are back.

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