There Has to Be More
I love God, and I believe the Bible. I know that scripture needs to be interpreted by scripture and not to be taken out of context. All this having been said, I believe that the Lord wants much more for me and my life than what I have “settled for” or produced on my own. Is it alright for me to say before Him “there has to be more?”
Psalm 37:4 (ESV) – Delight yourself in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart.
John 10:10 (ESV) – The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they (me) may have life and have it abundantly.
Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV) – “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Continue reading
Where I Have Been
I am one of those who has been living a life of quiet desperation (Thoreau?). From my mid-twenties on till now, I’ve felt that there should be more for me in life than just what I have had. To find a cure for that nagging itch, when the mood hit me, I would bounce from one self-help book or program to another, usually giving up without giving 100% or not putting in the work long enough to see (my) expected results. My first journey from here will be to cure that itch once and for all.
Looking back now at the time when I was exploring these methods, and trying to put into practice the methods they prescribed, I’ve been asking hard questions. Questions like: Is our success or failure predetermined? I want to find out why the people who say “yes” to this do so, and how they justify it. Some of the philosophies are darn right spooky. Where do they come from? Are the things I was taught to believe really all that different from what these “far-fetched” ideas profess? Continue reading