The Thing To Do When You Feel Lost at Sea While Still on Land

I wonder how many others feel the way I do. Adrift. Like I’m walking in a fog. A bit uncertain of the direction I am to go.

I’m tempted to give into doing what I’ve been doing. Running on the crazy wheel. Hoping purpose and clarity bursts in sometime, somehow.

But I know God has a plan for me. He’s not befuddled or lost in a sea of murkiness.

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Walking on water is only possible when we're abiding in Christ. Click To Tweet

Abiding

So I keep abiding in Him.

Although my mind says get on with it; you’re losing readers. Quit stalling. Keep plugging away.

My heart says,

slow and easy girl. Rest a bit. Center yourself on God and His Word. Let Him infiltrate your whole being, so your whole being can serve Him.

Rest in Him, so He can fill you with that purpose and direction.

Follow Him. Reach out and take His hand, so in His timing and by His strength, you too can walk on water.

It sounds so easy, but it is so difficult for this Type A girl.

Where is my focus? On getting and retaining readers and followers or on glorifying my Lord and Savior?

If it’s the latter, nothing is impossible, but it’s only through His strength and when and where He leads.

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Oh, I expect God’ll have me back at this writing thing in earnest again soon. But for now, I’m doing a tiny bit more resting, and a good deal more abiding.

After all, how cool is it to walk on water? And it’s only possible when your focus is on Him. 

“Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself unless it abides in the vine, so neither can you unless you abide in Me.” John 15:4 

Reflections: Are you preparing to walk on water? In other words, are you abiding in the only One who can make that impossibility possible? 

I am always thrilled to link up with Suzie Eller for #livefreeThursday and this week’s prompt, “walk on water.” Click on the image to check out the wonderful encouragement.

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Julie

I am a blessed wife, mother of four, and follower of Jesus Christ, celebrating each messy day through His grace. I write, edit, and speak as God leads.

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  • Cecelia Lester

    Julie; Since I was ill starting on Thanksgiving Day, I first found myself not really wanting to do anything. Since my ears have seemed to clear up, as much as they can, I went back to abiding by a schedule for my days. So far so good. I have time to read, time to research, and time to rest and relax. This is how I have accomplished the ‘rest in me’ issue. Take your time and spend quantity and quality time with the Lord and with your family.

  • Nicole

    OH! this SOOOO resonates with me right now in this season!! The things your heart says… yes, yes, and so much more yes! Our December was pretty rocky (blogged about it at nicolebeholds.com) …but we’ve vowed that 2017 is and will be what we make of it… so much more so because we will be abiding in Him. Thank you!!

    • I do believe abiding is key, Nicole, to successfully handling all the ups and downs of life. So grateful you popped in. Blessings.

  • I’ve definitely been thinking about abiding a lot lately. It’s not an easy thing to do when everything around us says to hurry, hurry, hurry! Life can be so demanding, and yet God wants us to rest and enjoy this life he has given us. Great post!

    • “It’s not an easy thing to do when everything around us says to hurry, hurry, hurry!” Oh, sister, I so hear you! Life is a precious gift. Thank you!

  • Laura

    Thanks Julie. Though I am not serving in a big way.. I believe God wants us to abide in Him, stay close to Him sometimes, and not do too many things.
    Maybe, sometimes, we just listen to His voice.

    • Yes, yes, and yes, Laura! You nailed it. Our serving may look small, but our faithful abiding, listening, and acting in obedience is always big.

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