Oct 1, 2009

Got Frustration? It may be God's chisel!

So college is going great. There are amazing professors, the student body as a whole seems driven to serve the Lord. I'm learning alot, & also meeting some really great friends. So why am I frustrated? It's simple: I am a silly human. Lol!

Ok, so it is a little bit more complicated than that, but I'm not going to go into detail. God is definitely challenging me in some specific areas of my life. Extremely specific areas, & I didn't really recognize the significance of the way He is challenging me, until I started thinking about it.

Psalm 37:4 says: Delight yourself in the LORD; And He will give you the desires of your heart.

My desire is for God to change me to be more like Him. I compare myself to others. There are areas of pride, doubt, fear. I see myself as 'junk' sometimes. I'm sure you all have been there. But God is 'chiseling' away all of these un-Christlike characteristics. Let me tell you though, it has been downrite painful at times. There have been days where I just want to throw in the towel & stop trying to 'Grow in Grace.' That is my pride & my flesh, fighting against the Holy Spirit. But I am excited to see what God is making me into, & what He is preparing me for. The Lord disciplines those that He loves. I found this video & I thought it was such a great example of our inner-struggle against God's discipline.
Love you all!!


  1. The skit was so convicting to me. I find myself struggling with those same things and believing those lies. I really need to allow God to use the chisel of His truth on my heart and life.
    I'm praying for you Alicia. Romans 8:28

  2. Thanks Steph! I really appreciate the prayers. God has definitely been showing me a lot lately, but it has been so good! I'm praying for you too! I hope we can hang out soon. Love ya!!

  3. Wow! How convicting. I am so guilty of hanging on to the things in my life, because truth be told, I am comfortable with them. Hopefully, I will let God chisel away at the things in my life thet don't lok like Him. Thanks for sharing! Love you!

  4. I know. I have been so convicted by this too! Growing isn't so comfortable when it comes right down to it. Lol. Love you tons!!

  5. Those guys are great. This skit gets me everytime. Thanks so much for stopping in =)