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Thursday, January 22, 2015

The Way It Is

Are you "wavering between two opinions" right now with regard to obeying God's will? Which one will you follow and why? (Serendipity Bible Fourth Edition, page 512).

For over a month I have been working towards compiling a collection of my blog essays for book publication.  In fact I have already contracted with Lulu publishing for the project.  The plans are to make the book available in the following formats: ebook,  paperback, and hardback.

The last several days my steady work towards completion of the project has been stymied by self-doubt.  The troubling question:  Is this primarily a self-aggrandizing ego trip?  If it is, I don't think this can possibly be in God's will as I have come to understand it.  There is, however, an alternative way of seeing it.

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”  --Joshua 1:9 New International Version (NIV).

William Blake's Glad Day
I can assess the situation as follows:

I am not on an egotistical joyride, but this simply comprises who I am--I can be no other. God created me to make a contribution to his world, and I intend to make it.  By the grace of God I have been set free from self-loathing and its rending curse of self-doubt supine before compensational egotistical idols.

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