Wasteland Kings

Tag: struggle

In a recent post, I talked about my thought life. One of the questions in my 12-step book made me realize my thoughts stood in stark contrast to the clean appearance of my life. While my actions seemed to worship God, my thoughts worshipped idols like dating and success. Thoughts are powerful. They can impact our hearts, emotions, and motivations. Some of my thoughts are filled with bitterness and the poison me. These thoughts have been making my heart sick…

Have you recently felt unsure of yourself, afraid, or anxious? I have. The circumstances of my personal life and the world around me have made me feel anxious and robbed me of my confidence. This combination of circumstances and feelings have at times made me feel like I’m grasping for straws or scrambling to keep up with everything. I desperately want answers to the questions which assail me and to assuage these difficult feelings. The answers still seem beyond my…

I was meeting with my small group from church the other day and made a revelation. As I unraveled the events of the past week, I said 90% of my problems come from attitude and not circumstances. This statement wasn’t meant to minimize the tough circumstances of life, I’ve been through a few, but instead point to the heart of all problems; our attitude towards them. I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace…

I lay flat on my back staring up at the ceiling. My breath came a little ragged and my head felt light. The recently finished workout had torn me down completely and left me beyond exhausted. I enjoy these experiences of being torn down, worn out, and exhausted because I’ve learned that God is the ultimate rebuilder. The past few weeks brought me a few of these experiences and not just in the gym. I attended a writer’s conference a…

This is the first blog of a weekly series called ‘The Life of a Wanderer’. I plan on continuing to write my usual blogs for Monday and then post a blog for this series on Thursdays. This series will focus on what God is teaching me in that week or season of my life. I chose the word wanderer for the title because I don’t know where God is going to take me. The only thing I’m certain of is that He…

‘We need weak men who in their weakness become strong’ – Matt Chandler This quote really hit home with me because when it comes to serving God or helping others I tend to focus on my strengths. I also tend to avoid my weaknesses; I don’t even like talking about them. As Chandler points out, I need to focus less on what I can do for God or others with my strengths and look more to what God can do…

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