I was crushin' the Christian life

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  1. “It had all been about me and my accomplishments, instead of about God and His glory.” I think all of us do this, getting distracted by the doing rather than in abiding. But it sounds like you had a really productive beginning to your year!

    1. I definitly did. Sadly, once I realized what I was doing, the pendulum swung the other way. Wouldn’t it be nice if there was a nice middle ground?

  2. I seriously believe that God will not allow my blog to become popular, because I wouldn’t be able to handle it. That sounds weird, but I do believe that. I would get a “big head” and start thinking more of myself than I should. But I do want my blog to be read by as many Christians as possible, so perhaps He has to teach me more humility, first. God bless you!

    1. Sometimes God just has us wait for the right timing because He’s not done teaching us what we need to know. And sometimes we need to learn the same lesson over and over again (and yes, I’m talking to myself).

  3. Ahh, yes… checking off that to-do list instead of relying on grace. I totally get it and I am glad to see I am not alone in this. Thank you for this reminder on who we should lean on.

  4. It’s tough to be Mary in a Martha world, but we have to resist the urge and sit at our Master’s feet. While plans can help us stay focused, we need to make sure we are not turning into hearers but doers of His word. Great reminder!

  5. I get you, girlfriend. I get you. This walk with Jesus really is simple, yet we manage to make it something quite hard and self-fulfilling. Hand raising here! Lord, forgive us. Have Your way and gather every ounce of the glory.

  6. I am an achiever and it’s hard for me to receive God’s grace. When I do, it’s overwhelming. Thank you for the reminder of how important it is to live out of that love.

  7. Those times can come in so subtlety. It’s easy to start focusing on accomplishing tasks and it feels good to do that!! God is so very good to gently remind us when our focus needs adjusting. Isn’t it wonderful that we get those new mercies every morning!!! This blessed my heart to read. #saltnlightlinkup

  8. Thank you for this post! It’s easy to fall into that trap of self reliance and then be crushed when we inevitably fail. Prayer is definitely key to relying on God and his grace to sustain us and enable us to take care of our temples!

  9. Oh my goodness what a post to read today. I have been doing super good at scaling back and putting God first this year. It is my goal to “let go and take hold of God.” However, as I am reading your post this morning I am realizing I have back slipped the last few days(3 to be exact) and I already feel it. Thank you for setting me straight heading to God now.

    1. So glad you found this at just the right time! I’m coming back to it today after failing to get my checklist done. It’s a great reminder that it’s not about our to do list, it’s about Jesus. A reminder I need whether I’m crushing it or not.

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