I Feel Lost

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I lived my life in isolation even though I lived in some of the biggest cities, Chicago, Atlanta and Jacksonville, but now that I’m getting older, I really realize that being alone just doesn’t cut it. However, Jesus seems to bring me back to the place where it’s just me and Him. I’m not saying that’s a bad thing, it just leaves me lonely a lot.

I’m finding that my beliefs are more radical and odd to most people around me. I find my friends’ list keeps getting shorter everyday. I’m not interested in a lot outside The Lord and what He wants me to do. The world has gone crazy and I find I pray more heavily. He’s drawing me closer but that means feeling lost when I had gotten used to having more social interaction. It’s something I have to get used to. Sometimes, Jesus has separated me from people or things that I held onto too close. And, if those things sway me away from Him, then that’s not good anyway.

But why I ask are more Christians not really Christ-like? It seems that what was thought to be biblical and not up for discussion is now optional. When I state that I still believe and live what the Bible says, it’s weird to someone else. However, I can’t embrace this world’s values. It pulls you away from the truth. And if I have to feel lost, better to feel that in the world than with Jesus. In the end, what He says only matters most.

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Kim McDougal

Kim is the founder and creator of Growing Up in Grace. By day, she's the Director of Interactive Communications for the Hispanic chamber located in Jax, FL. Kim also owns "Kim's Studio Art" where she creates and sells Wall Art Printables and "Kim's Handcrafted Cards" on eBay where she creates and sells handmade greeting cards.