MISSED APPOINTMENT and other downward spirals...

So we are posting blogs on Mondays and Thursdays.

Yes I know today is Friday … I missed my appointment to post.

As I was beating myself up for failing to post, a few things went through my mind:

         I’m never going to finish this book if I can’t keep up with a simple blog.

         What’s the difference – there probably isn’t anyone reading anyway.

         I’m hopeless.

And then a little voice said:


“The blog is ready – just post it a day late. It isn’t the end of the world.”

“If one person reads it and feels drawn to think about God or give their life to Christ … it’s a good day.”

I decided to shelve the original post for today (well for yesterday) and watch this argument with myself. As I backed up to observe my alternately beating myself down and trying to prop myself up, I realized I was involved in a downward spiral.


Have you ever done that?

One mistake … one failed appointment … a relationship that didn’t work …

Do you allow yourself to be caught up in a whirlpool of doubt about your purpose? Do you ever begin to doubt your life is going to be used by God?

It happens to all of us. We are imperfect. But we serve a perfect God. And He has given us a few tidbits to get back on track. Let’s listen to His conversation rather than ours.

         James 1:5 “If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him.”

         Matthew 11:28 “Come to Me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.”

         Philippians 4:6 and 7 “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”


I feel better already.

I finished the blog. I presented to God a request to finish the book. I thanked God for helping me.

I’m a day late – but there you are reading (at least I know a few are) – thank you.

And God just gave me peace. May you be blessed and comforted by the verses above. Bible verses work best when they are lived not just read.

See you Monday!