Thursday, August 19, 2010

What is Your Obsession? - Part 2

(Yesterday, I shared a little history on things that were my obsession growing up. The following is where the idea for these posts came from.)

A few weeks ago, our pastors spoke on "What is Your Obsession?"

And it got me thinking about my life and my greatest desires, and I began to ask myself that question, "Lindsey, what is your obsession?"

Is my obesession being with my family?
--I have always been a close-t0-my-family-and-friends girl

Is my obsession being a mom?
--I have wanted to be a mom since I was 18

Is my obsession being healthy?
--When you have struggled physically for AWHILE, you suddenly realize how valuable good health is.

Is my obsession being famous? Being known? Being loved? Being lifted up?
--As I mentionned yesterday, I wanted to BE SOMETHING, CHANGE THE WORLD!!

With lots of prayer and pondering, I realized something -- "the things" in my life are not my obsession, nor are my relationships. But my greatest obesession is a fear of failure, of not making a difference in the world, of not measuring up to my PERFECTIONISTIC standards, of disappointing the people I love and respect, of making decisions that could be wrong.....

And, well....that's a problem!

If Jesus, His love for me, & sharing that love with other people isn't my TRUE obsession than all the other things are idols.....fluff.....extras.

So that is the cry of my heart, the help that I need from the Holy Spirit, the longing of my soul -- to truly have HIS heart, HIS will, HIS desires, HIS plan as my obsession. I don't have it right yet & I have A LOT to learn, but I am just so thankful that because HE LOVES ME -- HIS Spirit --The Master Teacher will show me how to obsess over Him daily!

Do you have something else or someone else that competes with making THE FATHER your BIGGEST obsession? What are some principles that you personally apply to your life to keep or to make Him your FIRST obsession daily?


3 comments:

Jay said... Best Blogger Tips

Lindsey, I am almost crying right now! I'm not even kidding.

Lindsey V said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow! Thanks! Wow!! I don't know what to say...but glad that God used this to speak to your heart.

Jay said... Best Blogger Tips

Lindsey, I am almost crying right now! I'm not even kidding.

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