Monday, February 2, 2009

Talk to - Not About

Tomorrow will be my one month blogging anniversary! Woooo-Hooooo!!!! Blogging has become such a blessing in my life. I enjoy sharing what God has been sharing with me, writing about my trials and triumphs, and just talking about my God!! I have enjoyed meeting so many women of faith who are out there - living the life - doing the thing - being Jesus with skin on. What an awesome privilege to be able leave an encouraging comment on the blog of someone who is struggling, someone I may never meet in person. Blogging has been a truly amazing experience!

With all of that said, how can something this wonderful not be a good thing? Well let me explain. Over the last several days God has been whispering in my ear the same thing over and over again. "You spend more time talking about me, than you do talking with me..." OUCH! In all of the excitement of something new, something wonderful, something fulfilling, I somehow took my eye off of the prize. I lost focus.

Somewhere along the way I got wrapped up in "How many hits did I get today?", "Where are they from?", "Did they leave a comment?" I feel so ashamed. I feel like Martha when Jesus said to her,
"Martha, Martha," the Lord answered, "you are worried and upset about many things, but only one thing is needed. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her." (Luke 10:41-42)

It's as if the Lord is saying to me, "Lisa, Lisa..., when did this become about you?" Man! I hate when that happens. Why do I do the things that I hate and not do do the things that I know I should do. Why am I so easily distracted? Like Martha, why do I still not choose chosen what is better.

I need to spend more time talking to the Father, not just about the Father. I need to crucify my competitive nature, my number counting, my insecurities, my flesh and follow the example of the Apostle Paul when he said, "I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me." (Galatians 2:20)

Thank You Father for loving me. Thank you for giving me a wonderful outlet of expression. A place where I can brag about you and share how amazing you truly are! Thank you for all of the new friends I have made. Forgive me for allowing it to somehow become about me. No more counting. I nail it to the cross and leave it there. Thank you for your forgiveness and grace! Thank You for missing our time together and reminding me of its importance. Thank You for drawing me closer. Oh how I love to sit at your feet and worship! I love you! -Lisa

4 comments:

Jamie said...

Lisa,

Happy Anniversary! I too am a Martha and I wish to be a Mary. Hopefully both of us can make that happen with a little bit of focus!

Jamie
http://learninghisbook.blogspot.com

Nana 2 four said...

Lisa, You can't imagine how that spoke to me. I have gone through that same thing and almost quit blogging because of it. Then the Lord spoke to my heart and said, "Beth, I am the one who told you to do it. You just do it and don't worry about the numbers." So, I am just being obedient. I love it so much and I just have to quit worrying about who is reading and so forth. God is in control and that's all that matters! Thank you Lisa, for being honest and saying what probably more than just us think.

Keep doing it!
Beth

joan said...

What a wonderful insight you have into the "addiction" of blogging! I am glad I stopped by--don't know how I got here, but it has to be the Lord.

Yolanda said...

Lisa, and Beth....I can so relate and tell you that I too, feel Him saying...I gave this to you, now give it back to Me.

I so want to brag on God, love on God, and share my God with each that comes to Higher Grounds. Because He alone is worthy, not yolanda, but Jesus Christ.

Thanks for keeping it real. I just last week let go of facebook as I knew that I knew it had become an idol. Not about God, and our (God and I) blog is.

Lovingly,
Yolanda