I have a profound sense that the Lord is telling me and has been for about a month or two that I MUST look up to my heavenly home and quit being distracted by earthly things. We have had a four-week sermon series at my church about being distracted from heaven and I just KNOW that God is calling me in a big way to quit worrying, stressing and having anxiety about my earthly circumstances. I have talked to a few other Christian friends who are feeling the same way.
Here is where the guilt comes in and I feel terrible about even confessing this, but I feel safe in doing so because you are my Christian brothers and sisters..... In my heart of hearts, I am wondering about my motivations. Part of me is wondering if I just want to escape this earthly mess that gets worse and worse by the day. I want Christ to cleanse my heart and to help me to fully and completely be longing for only HIM, not wanting to just escape. I feel I have a sense of that, but am really in need of him giving me grace in this area and helping me to have a deep and profound longing for HIM alone and not an escape from the world. Thank you so much for allowing me to unburden myself and I would appreciate your prayers for this struggle. I really appreciate all my Doves friends. I have been a daily lurker for about 10 years and post very infrequently, but felt impressed to post this. Blessings in Him, Deb
10 years? Wow!
I understand how you feel.