Saturday, December 08, 2007

Staying Mum

Lately I’ve been very discouraged about my blogging (as evidenced by my lack of posting anything!). There are countless times when I’ve sat down to try and write something and can’t find the words. Anyone who takes a look at my laptop contents will see easily thirty half-written attempts at posting something.
As I spoke about in my last post, my relationship with Christ has been going well- I’m lacking in zeal no more! My devotions have been great and I really feel like I’m creating a deeper relationship with God. (I still haven’t found a new church yet, but I’ve been praying and I’m optimistic that God will lead me to the right one). So what have I found so discouraging? I feel like I have nothing of value to share. I’ll read all my regular blogs and get so much out of them. Verses or sentiments that people write about really touch me, and there are so many times when something I read will prompt me to study my Bible even more. I’ll sit down to write something and feel like I have absolutely nothing to say back. Somehow it just grew easier to say nothing at all then something boring and irrelevant.
Last week-end I had brunch with a friend who is also a recent university grad. Our topic of conversation was how this is a very uncertain time in our lives, with so many decisions to make and no idea what path our decisions would lead us down. My friend made the comment “I wish you could predict life”. I couldn’t help but think of my favourite verse. Even though we can’t predict life, as Christians we DO know that God has a plan for our lives- a plan to prosper us and not harm us, a plan to give us hope and a future. That’s something to be thankful for and carry in our hearts, especially with so many of us facing uncertainties.

In His Love-


1 comment:

Ruth Leah said...

Dear Lauren:
You don't know me but I somehow stumbled across your blog about a month ago.
I never commented or anything because I'm not really sure how this whole blogging thing works and if that'd be weird or not.
But I have to tell you that it has been SO ENCOURAGING for me to read from the life of someone near to my age who has similar struggles, worries and joys.
Regardless of what you are writing about it always made me happy to read your posts because I totally felt like I could relate.
I have no close Christian friends and sometimes I feel like I must be the only one going through certain situations.
Please keep it up and know that I am praying for you.

Your sister in Christ,