I like to think of myself as a writer because I have a passion…a passion to write words and spill my heart.
And I also have a fear, a fear that I might secretly want to be the center of attention when in my heart I know, that God is the hero in my story.
You see, we all want to be known.
We all want to be liked
and we are all curious to see just how many “likes” we can get.
I know that Jesus saved me. I know that he is writing my story and I know that he is the spectacular actor in this novel. But I also know that I have a human need for attention and recognition. And I quietly fear that my need for approval and accolades might out-weigh the importance of putting God at the center of my story.
So how do I bridge this gap?
I expose my heart by finding truth in scripture.
You see, the Word of God is our Guide, it is our manual and road-map. When we look to the Gospel for truth, we know all impostors(even my human need for fame), will be highlighted by God’s light.
We can’t deny our human desires and we shouldn’t feel shame for the temptations of our flesh.
But we can look to the Holy Book for truth and answers in all that we do. When we adopt this truth as our own, we nestle that message of goodness deep within our hearts and over time, we assimilate this into our lives.
All scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be competent, equipped for every good work. 2 Timothy 3:16-17 ESV
I am the vessel and God is the captain . He can steer my ship in a way that glorifies and shines light on his love, grace and power to heal.