I don’t want to be someone who tries to make my words sound fancy or to be someone that I’m not. I struggle with things just like we all do, but I want to use my struggles to help others. Maybe you’ll be able to relate to this post, and be encouraged that you’re not alone.
For the past couple of weeks, I have been getting obsessed with a certain YouTube channel. There’s nothing wrong with the channel, it’s not bad. What’s bad is when I make it an idol. I found myself trying to be like the youtuber and I started comparing my life to hers.
God spoke to my heart, and has been convicting me about this. When we spend countless minutes seeing how we can be like someone, and criticize ourselves in the areas that we aren’t, it’s not only idolatry; but we become unhappy with the life God has given to us. He wants us to use our time much more wisely than using it to chase after the world. He created us to be unique. We aren’t supposed to look like or live the lifestyle of people living for selfish pleasures.
The easiest thing in the world is not learning how to live a balanced life. It takes work, mess ups, and practice. God doesn’t leave us to take on these things alone though. He offers a loving and helping hand. We just have to reach out and grab it. He knows we will fail Him so much, but He already tells us that He will give grace and forgiveness.
Let’s be more adventurous in our relationships with God. I want a “fresh fire” to stir in my heart and revive me. We never have to settle or be satisfied with where we are in our relationship with Him. He desires for us to thirst for more. He has so much in store for our lives. We just have to keep pursuing Him each day. Keep your head up today and allow Him to take over every aspect of your life.