I never know how to start a blog when I come back from a long hiatus. There’s always this big part of me that feels like such a failure when I “let the blog go” for a while. And I don’t like that feeling… so then I avoid the blog and end up staying away even longer! And when I finally crack and decide that I really need to just write a blog already, I hem and haw over how to start it. Do I acknowledge the fact that I’ve been avoiding this thing for several months? Do I explain how I’ve been busy and adjusting to a new season of life? Do I make promises that I’m not going to be able to keep about how I’m getting things back on track and going to do better of sticking with it this time? Or do I just dive right into the content and pretend like I was never missing?
Today I have decided that I just need to stop overthinking it and write about what’s on my mind. So that’s what I’m going to do.
I’m working through a reading plan right now called “Soul Detox”. It’s been awesome and it has given me a ton of great things to think about and work on. Today’s reading posed the question, “How different could your life be if you put your full trust in God and strove to seek Him daily?”
My initial response to this question was, “well, I think I’m really trying to do that.”
But when I dig a little deeper and really think about it, I realize that I’m no where close to putting my full trust in God. And sure, I pray every day. But do I really seek Him daily? Do I really lean in and invite Him to show me what He wants for me that day? Or do I just talk to Him about what I want and think I need?
I think that if I really, truly put my full trust in God and strove to seek Him daily, my life would look radically different. For one, I would experience a whole lot less stress and anxiety. Why? Because when things got overwhelming, my default wouldn’t be to worry that life is about to fall apart. My default would be to immediately turn to God and confidently rest in the fact that He is in control.
This phrase jumped off the page to me as I journaled through my thoughts this afternoon. It sounds like such a wonderful sensation. And I think these two words are a perfect way to sum up what life would be like if I could truly put my full trust in God and strive to seek Him daily. I would experience confident rest.
I don’t think this is something that is easy to achieve. In fact, I think it is impossible to achieve without God’s help. But I want it. It sounds amazing! And so today I am asking God to start me on the path to getting there. I may not make it in this lifetime, but I’ll make it as far as God will take me.
And that’s good enough for me.
So what about you? How different could your life be if you put your full trust in God and strove to seek Him daily?