Sunday, May 6, 2012

This is my last post [outdated]

I'm really really sorry this is just out of nowhere. But I need to make some changes.. and one of those is with my blog. 
See a while back, God told me to delete it. But I didn't. I didn't want to leave it. I was too attached and stuck on what I wanted to do for God, instead of what he wanted to do through me. So I kept the blog up and running. (this was like February/March-ish by the way)
Well, last Thursday night, May 3rd, I finally got myself to do my devo-book again. I hadn't done it in about a month and I realized I needed to get back to it. So I opened the book and it opened up to a half-finished section on faith. I highlighted all the verses and statements that really hit me, so you guys will know where the emphasis is. Anyway, the first thing I saw on that page was this: (the highlighted part)
This was pretty much like Jesus tapping me on the shoulder and saying "Hey bro, you're doing this wrong." See, that whole series I was doing on world religions, was built on me using my knowledge to build your faith, instead of relying on God's power to do that. I didn't know it, but through that series I was doing the opposite of what God wanted. I was having people rely on me and what I knew, instead of relying on God and his power. So at that point, I knew I was going to cancel the series. No question there. But God was finished yet.
I felt him saying that he wanted me, not to only stop the series, to leave my blog. Not delete like last time, but leave it. And I hesitated. I hesitated, because, I. did. not. want. to. leave.
I was concerned about what would happen if I just stopped writing posts, and how it would effect others, whether the viewing stats would plummet, what would happen to the blog, and, of course, what other people would say or think. I just had a lot of doubts about how it would work out.
But then, as I continued reading, this popped out at me.

Then I read this,
and then this.
So yeah, God was definitely speaking to me. I didn't want to lack faith, or be disobedient. So that motivated me to mentally take the steps that I didn't take last time to follow what God said. But I wasn't ready for action. My faith was strong enough to accept what I had to do, but not enough to take action, and carry it out.
Then I read this. (the first two paragraphs)

And that's what I did. For the first time I can remember, I prayed about my faith. I haven't realized it until now, but that's area I've been been lacking. I mean, I did have faith, but it was more faith that God would help me accomplish my plan, and what I wanted to do, instead of having faith that God accomplish his plan and what he wanted to do, through me.
So I prayed that God would increase my faith and show me what he wanted to do. He did both, which is why I'm writing this post. 
So yeah, I'm going to be leaving for a while. I still can't really imagine it, because I'm so used to writing posts and managing my blog. I'm really going to miss writing for you guys and just the whole blogging thing in general, because I really do have a passion for encouraging and inspiring my sisters and brothers in Christ.
But, God has something else in store for me. So I need to adjust, and unfortunately, that for now means leaving. But like stated above, our faith shouldn't be based on human wisdom. It should be based on God's power.
So God bless you guys, and have a great day, week, month, year, just have a great, God centered life.
I'll still be here, replying to comments, reading other blogs, occasionally checking stats, etc. I just wont be writing any posts for my blog, or be nearly as involved as I usually am.
But while I'm gone, try checking out some other (awesome) Jesus blogs, like Loving Christ With Your Mind, Life of a Radical Misfit, Agape, Joyful, This Journey of Life, Christaholic: The God Addiction, and We Are 3G-Giving the Glory to God.
They're all amazing, and God speaks through them just as much as he speaks through this blog. 
Also, I don't know if I'll be on Agape either. I'll pray about it, but when God was spoke, the focus was on my blog, not Agape. So I like I said, I'll pray about it.
(Front cover)

Too, if you ever have a chance, get this book. This is the devotional book I've been using. Experiencing God: Youth Edition. It's amazing, and God has serious used this book to help set me straight in my walk with him. Without it, I wouldn't be where I am now with God. It can do the same for you. :D
(Back cover)

But guys, that's it. I thank God for giving the opportunity to do this and for using me to touch and to help and to guide so many people, and even get to know a few of them. I just thank him for being able to use me this way and to reach you guys. I just thank him for everything. And I know he has greater things planned. Me leaving is just one small part in his massive plan. A plan that "no one can fathom... from beginning to end." (Eccles. 3:11)

And thank you for being awesome and actually reading this blog too. :D but hey, even though this blog won't be active, the ones I mentioned above will be, so check them out. But thank you for putting time aside to read my posts, and for supporting me and my blog too. It means a lot to me. It really does. And I pray that you show the other blogs the same love and support that you showed me.
Like I said earlier, the blog will still be up, and I'll still be here; I just won't be updating it, and will be on blogger a lot less.
Again, I really apologize for the out-of-nowhere-ness, this was just as sudden for me as it is for you. But we all have times where God tests our faith. Right now is that time for me, and I don't want to fail this test. Whatever God is doing, its bigger than Finding your way in Christ, bigger me, bigger than you, bigger than Blogger, bigger than the universe itself. It's a God-sized plan, with a God-sized purpose, where God does what only God can do. We just have to trust that.

So goodbye you guys, and God bless. This probably isn't the last time you'll hear from me, but I can't really guarantee that. All I can guarantee is that this is in God's hands now. And that's where it should be. I'm really going to miss doing this, and I hope I'll be back at some point, but we'll just have to wait and see.

But until then, God bless you guys, and have a great day. :)



Update: 
[as of November 1, 2012]

I'm back on now. 

Yes, yes I know, hold your applause. 
*crickets*

But yeah, I'm back now; so stop viewing this post so much! xP It has 512 views and counting! Read some of the new stuff! This is outdated!! XD

8 comments:

  1. bye Lang :( I was really looking forward to the Christianity vs. series. I hope you come back soon.

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  2. It's great that you are stepping out in faith. I will be praying for you, and of course I will miss reading your blogs. But God will use you in mighty ways! :) God Bless!

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  3. Praying that God will strengthen your faith. Trust in Him with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding but acknowledge Him and He will make your paths straight :) (Proverbs 3:5-6)

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  4. Aw goodbye! Powerful post by the way... But continue to be obedient brother. God has great plans for your life! I hope to see you on IG at least :) Take care, God bless you!! :)

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  5. Aww... I was sad to read this post and see that you're leaving. Your faith and passion for following God has been such an inspiration to me... more than you'll ever know. But I'm also really happy for you, Langston. God's ways are so much better than our human ways. Blogging isn't really that great compared to eternity. There are so many more things we can be doing to make a difference if we walk away from our computer screens.
    Lately, I've been feeling God convicting me of the same thing. I worry about how much time I devote to blogging, Facebook, etc. I want to make a difference, but I don't know how much I really can make on the net. What if God is calling me to do something entirely different?
    Sorry this is a really long comment. :) I'll be praying for you, brother in Christ. I know that God is going to use you to do something awesome! Please keep me in your prayers too.
    God Bless! Can't wait to meet you in heaven someday!

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    1. Thanks Gabrielle. :) that really means a lot. And I'll definitely be praying for you too! Just keep chasing God, and when he see's the time is right, he'll show you what he wants you to do. God bless you too, and see you then. :D

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  6. Thanks everyone. :) you guys are awesome xD but seriously, it has been a huge blessing to get to work with and for you guys. Keep abiding in Christ, and set an example for all who believe. (1 Tim 4:12)
    Build yourselves in your faith, keep in God's love, be merciful to the doubtful, snatch others from the fire, and 'to others show mercy, mixed with fear-hating even the clothing stained by corrupted flesh.' (Jude 20-23)
    Just do as Jesus would do. God bless all of you guys. :)

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