I want to admit something.
I have struggled the last little while with writing on this blog. Part of that is because it is summer and we have been busy doing fun summer things; no time to sit down and write. However, the biggest part of the struggle is because I have been battling with the adversary in my mind.
He has been telling me lies (which is what he always does), and unfortunately, I have been listening. Here are some of the lies he has been telling me:
"No one wants to read what you write."
"You are writing too much about Christ and churchy things.
People are sick of it."
"You have become a nuisance. Maybe you should stop writing for a while."
Have I mentioned that Satan is not one of my favorite people?
Now, let me make something perfectly clear about Satan. He...does...not...love...us. Period. He does not care about us at all. He wants us to be miserable because he is miserable. Is that someone we should ever listen to? No. But we do. Time and time again we listen to the lies he tells us.
Here's the fun part of this post; the part where I get to follow in my Savior's footsteps and say, "Get thee hence, Satan." (Matthew 4:10) You are no longer welcome to leave those thoughts in my brain and don't let the door hit you on the way out.
Here's what I know...
I have to continue writing. Mostly because it consistently helps me to learn things about myself that I need to work on, things that I need to improve. If it helps others as well, then that is the icing on the cake.
So, I make no apologies for including my Savior in pretty much every post. I tried to think of other things I could write about, but if I am trying to center my life on Him and His teachings then doesn't it make sense that I would write about Him? It makes perfect sense to me.
"For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth..." Romans 1:16
I choose to follow Christ.
He is my Savior and my Redeemer and He will never tell me lies or drag me down. He will only build me up and through the Holy Spirit will speak nothing but truth to my troubled heart and mind.
I am loving my second chance at life.
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