It’s been a flurry of activity throughout the last month.
Not necessarily on my blog, but most certainly in my life.
Sometimes life takes over, and sometimes that’s okay.
My friend, Betsy, wrote a powerful sentence not that long ago that has imprinted itself in this head of mine.
“Living life is more important than writing about it.”
This simple sentence has encouraged me to live out this incredible, blessed-by-God life, and to refuse the guilt of not having the time to write about it.
But, goodness, it feels great to be back with ya’ll!
I’ll share more in future posts, but for today, my desire is to return with encouragement based on Betsy’s words.
I love to write. I enjoy sharing my life and what I see God doing in and through it by means of my written words. If you’ve visited here for any length of time, you most likely already know that about me.
But, one thing you may not realize is I can let guilt have its way in my life. So much so, it can be like a massive weight that pulls me into the depths of discouragement.
Guilt of doing too much.
Guilt of doing too little.
Guilt of the past.
Guilt of thinking too far in the future.
Guilt of saying the wrong words, or the right words at the wrong time.
Guilt of not being organized enough.
Guilt about being too organized.
You name it, I’ve probably experienced guilt about it.
It’s actually quite ridiculous, and only recently did I become aware of how big of a role it has played in my day to day life.
In this recent flurry of activity, I began to experience–you guessed it–incredible guilt in not being able to keep up with my writing and blogging. Living under that personal condemnation made life nothing but miserable, and I realized if I didn’t get a grip quickly, what should be one of the most exciting times, would only be filled with misery.
I remembered Betsy’s words.
I decided to let go of the guilt, and I gave myself permission to live life without it.
Yes, I still missed writing, but I knew at some point life would return to its normal rhythm (maybe), and times of writing would again open up in my schedule.
Friend, does this kind of condemning guilt plague you today? It may not have to do with writing, but entirely something different. No matter what it is centered on, guilt is not our friend. It does nothing but pull us down and rob us of our joy. We aren’t called to live in guilt, but in freedom, and because of Jesus, you and I can do just that.
Let go of the guilt today, my friend. Don’t allow it to have its way in your life one second longer. Give the circumstances to God, and go about living in the freedom Jesus offers you.
Take it from me, it’s a whole lot more fun to live in joy than in misery.
God bless you, wonderful, guilt-free friend!
You are loved.
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