I search in my life for His will and pleasure. I search for a thankful spirit this Thanksgiving Season.
My writing directs my focus to His glory, His work, and His love for all.
When you start your search with Him, you find your way through the darkest and most challenging times. All of this year of 2018 filled with trials, and I struggled to breakthrough.
At times, I whined and complained. I wanted to give up. My search and focus turned from His glory and finding a spirit of thanksgiving to trying to find my own way and searching for my own accomplishments and achievements. I left my thankful spirit in shreds. At times, I openly argued with the Holy Spirit. My whine crowded my mind with questions of “why me.”
Instead, I should have focused on Him and His will for my life; not my own selfish desires. Do you relate? Has your search taken you down wrong roads?
I turn my eyes back to Him and throw my problems, my whining, and my own desires on the altar. As it states in John 3: 30,
“He must increase and I must decrease.”
How do I achieve this when all I want to do is succeed for Him?
We walk through our faith relying on three main truths: Christ dwells in us and indwells us with power to succeed in doing His will. He loves us enough that He died on a cross for us. My salvation is complete. Now, I must bring all my requests to Him with Thanksgiving in my heart.
I wrote this post for the 31 Days of Five Minute Free Writes and the Write 31 Days 2018 challenge.
You can learn more about the 31 Days of of Five Minute Free Writes 2018 by clicking on the icon below:
You can see other blog posts by visiting my introductory page: 31 Days of Five Minute Free Writes: A Faith Journey. The word prompt was search.
This post also kicks off my Thanksgiving series on Living Out Thanksgiving.
Please note that I plan to contribute to blog hops listed on my Linkup Parties page. Be sure to check it out for amazing blogging communities!