This scripture is pretty amazing, especially if you want to take it completely out of context! “I love the Lord, therefore I will write a book to honor Him and it will be a bestseller and I will be able to buy a second home in Florida!”
There are a few things wrong. First, to “take delight” in the Lord means (in the Hebrew)to bend towards, to be inclined towards [an object or person],”to delight or take pleasure in.”
So we are pliable in His hands, we’re bending towards Him. And our desire is to totally have the Lord be our life. When we start looking outward, we lose it. In other words, our desires should line up with His desires. He is Life.
I have been a “performance based” person in the past. I felt like I had to perform a certain way, do tons of “good things” to gain His love. And unfortunately, when circumstances or insecure feelings surface, I can get right back in that mindset.
So, having written a book “finally” and publishing it “finally”…made me realize that the “finally” had not occurred because of my fear of rejection. I had to make sure my heart was truly “delighting in Him.” The desire of my heart truly is to encourage people, and I believe that is His heart as well.
I want to have no “earthly” expectations. I want to trust God, submit myself to Him and His desires, not my own. Would I be thrilled to sell tons of books? Yep. And yes, I love Florida. But I don’t want it be about me, I want it always to be about HIM.
He knew 25 years ago I was not comfortable resting in Christ and my identity was not in HIM. So now is the time.
Do you have a “finally?”
Be Encouraged Today~