It’s the day after Christmas, and everything is the same as it was before Christmas. The Christmas parties, presents, and performances didn’t change anything. The whirlwind of Christmas activities and preparations didn’t make our problems disappear. It didn’t even make them better. It just made us forget our issues for a few weeks while we got lost in Christmas busyness. But wasn't the magic of Christmas supposed to fix everything?
Merry Christmas to all of you! I hope you have a wonderful Christmas and a happy New Year! Remember that Christ is the reason we celebrate Christmas. He came to earth as a baby, lived a sinless life as a man, but died for all of our sins and rose again. He offers to come into our lives and save us from sin. All we need to do is ask Him.
When we fall into sinful habits, we usually respond in a number of negative ways: We become irritated and impatient, demanding that God remove temptations. We try to find ways to cope with it, stress-eating or overdosing on medication or isolating ourselves. We constantly worry about the situation, wondering if God is there and if He will even help us. The problem here is that we’re so quick to forget that God isn’t like us. He is so much greater and so much stronger than we are.
I feel unsure about my blogging future because I'm not sure if blogging will take me where I want to go. I don’t know if or when I will accomplish my writing goals. I can’t imagine blogging for five more years and not getting a book contract as a result. I worry that I’ll keep writing and blogging but will never become a well-known author. I fear that my efforts will be wasted. My blog is just one grain of sand on the vast seashore of the World Wide Web. So why do I keep blogging?