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Monday, April 4, 2011

Is it my life to live ... or His?

I let worry and stress consume me. What I too often forget is that these are all sins. Why am I so quick to forget God? These sins imply that I don't fully trust that God is BIG enough, POWERFUL enough, or LOVING enough to take care of what is happening in my life.

I have thoroughly enjoyed taking some much-needed time to read an awesome book that is helping me grow in my relationship with God. In doing so, I was recently reminded that this is not my life to live! I don't think I have ever really stopped and taken that in fully until now. This is HIS life. I am here, able to enjoy so many pure moments -- Godly moments with my children, amazing sunsets, answered prayers, a life of love and happiness here on earth -- only because GOD has given me this life to live. And when I let these sins -- worry, stress, negativity, discontentment, anger, fear -- consume me, I am not living my life the way HE wants me to.

Ephesians 2:8 says, "For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith -- and this not from yourselves, it is a gift from God..."

By letting these sins consume me, as I too often do, I am not shining for Him, and glorifying Him in the way that I am living my life. I am not to live the life that I want. This is not the life He wants for me.

1 Corinthians 10:31 says, "So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God."

That is what my life should be. It should be about Him. Not my stress, not my worries, not my fears.

Although it is extremely hard at times, I realize that as long as I put my trust in God and make my life His, then I have no need for these things that are bringing me down because I know that God loves me so very much, more than I love my very own children, and He will take care of me, protect me, and guide me down His path to life Eternal -- a life where there is no pain, no fear, no worries, no sadness, no sickness.

I can let go and just be happy.

"I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me."
Galatians 2:20


  1. This is a beautiful post. Thank you for pouring out your heart. Of all the blogs I've read today, this one really touched me. While I don't know the specifics of your concerns, fears, or worries, I do understand what you're feeling. I've written many blog posts the past few weeks that are similar in nature. Sometimes it's so hard to hand our heart, our life, the control...over to God. But we need to trust Him to know what's best and to provide everything we need, exactly when we need it. He's really GREAT that way.


  2. These are some very precious thoughts that you are sharing. I think about faith often and trusting in God.

  3. Hi Britton, you write so beautifully. Such a humbling post about trusting in God's word.

    I also wanted to let you know that I posted today on how to make a blog button. I believe you asked me about this a few weeks ago and wanted to let you know that I finally got around to creating the tutorial. I hope you find it very helpful, please let me know if you have any questions!




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