By: Staci Stallings
As you may have noticed, I haven’t been around as much as I have been. Well, I’ve been working on some very special projects. One of those projects is something very close to my heart. It’s called, “Being God Positive in a Spirit Draining World.” The book is still evolving, and because I haven’t been pushed to publishing it just yet, I haven’t. However, I had tossed around how to get the concepts out to people who might be able to give me some feedback on it.
I considered several things, started and then slipped away from a second blog about new things I had learned since writing God Positive, then came back to the blog, and finally decided to present some if not all of the material from the book on the face of that blog. I have found in walking and talking with God that He often takes me the ’round about way. I used to get frustrated by that, but I have come to see His wisdom in doing so far too often. So I’m happy with the blog, and if that’s all this info ever becomes, I’m okay with that.
A little about the book “Being God Positive in a Spirit Draining World”… I lived many years on the performance platform, trying desperately to get God and everyone else to notice me and to applaud… or at least to not throw rotten tomatoes. That didn’t really work out all that great because most of the time it felt like everyone was simply ignoring me altogether. I wanted to be a “success,” but the harder I tried for that goal, the more empty and like a failure I felt. The understanding presented in God Positive are things I have learned since I got off the performance platform and stopped trying to do things FOR God (don’t try it, it’s a one-way street to a LOT of misery!).
It is my attempt to put into writing what God has done in my life in a way that might help others on the journey to find the place of peace and rest in Him… rather than running themselves empty trying to fill up with things that will never satisfy.
Is the book perfect? Uh. No. In writing it, God sent me on numerous tangents and out into the weeds. That’s okay. I don’t think you have to get something from all of it… just something from one part would be enough to start.
So, you’re more than welcome to check out the God Positive blog at: http://godpositive.wordpress.com/
Leave your comments or just enjoy. I truly hope and pray that God will speak to you through the words He had me write!