After having spent a few months away from blogging, I can say that the break was good and necessary. Since becoming a stay-at-home-mom, I dove right into blogging to give me a creative outlet. Unfortunately, it began to take away from the purposes that God has for me in this season of my life.
If you aren't familiar with the story of Jacob and Esau in the bible, I'll give you a synopsis. Esau was the older brother who, after a day of hunting, was famished. His younger brother Jacob offered Esau a bowl of lentil soup in exchange for his birthright. Esau gave in without thinking about the future consequences.
From an outsider's perspective, Esau made a terribly rash and foolish choice. However, it should serve as a warning for anyone who chooses to satisfy their fleshly desires in place of what you know to be God's will for you. What is your bowl of soup? For some it's extramarital affairs. For others, it's drugs or alcohol. For me, it's procrastinating what I should be doing by being online. As in the words of Charles Stanley, "Some of the decisions we make today could rob us of the blessings God wants to give us. When you yield to temptation in a moment of weakness, you're actually sacrificing your future for momentary pleasure. We cannot afford to live thoughtlessly, basing our decisions on immediately desires or feelings...Are you contemplating anything that could have serious long-term ramifications if you yield to the yearning? A wise person evaluates choices by looking ahead to see what negative consequences could follow a course of action. Don't let a 'bowl of soup' hinder God's wonderful plans for you."
Blogging cannot be a daily activity for me. I should not be spending most of my day surfing the net, reading blogs, editing my own blog or pinning on Pinterest. There is work for me to do! Blogging can be part of my life but I must be careful that it doesn't become my life. With that said, I've missed you all! While I cannot commit to regular postings throughout the week like I used to, I am glad to be back :)