My Confession

If conviction follows intention, then confession must follow both.

This is my confession.

Before I chicken out; I am taking the rest of the year off from speaking and writing my fourth book.

The past few years I have been furiously working, writing, researching, and speaking towards 20-somethings.

This girl needs a break.

I finished the work, the race, and I sped my little heart out.

My third book is done, minus edits.

My second book is launched.

Now it’s time to rest and wait on God to show me His glory.

Exodus 33:3, NIV84 says, “Go up to the land flowing with milk and honey. But I will not go with you, because you are a stiff-necked people and I might destroy you on the way.”

I refuse to go anywhere without God. The blessings of the Lord are not enough. His presence alone is worth more to me than the calf. I have made my blessings into an idol and for that, I confess.

Everything I write and speak must be from personal conviction. My intentions are not good enough. I must leave room for faith.

Hebrews 11:1, NIV84 says, “Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.”

The guest pastor at North Coast Calvary last night said, “Religion is not just memorizing it and doing your best.” I want the thrill of sin to repel me. I refuse to go anywhere unless God goes with me.

This is not an emotional high.

This is about me instantly obeying the voice and command of God to remain intentional.

I wouldn’t have written Faithbook of Jesus, Not Another Dating Book, and especially not my third book without intense years of suffering in prayer for God to restore me so I could publish His deeds across the nations.

With that said, I find myself overcoming self–to once again be led by God. I’m excited to honor two words for the year, “Remain” and “Intentional.” My blogs will still continue, but other than that who knows. God?

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7 comments on “My Confession”

  1. Sarah says:

    Good luck with #4 🙂

  2. renee says:

    Thanks Sarah!

  3. Heather says:

    Good for you! May God use this time to strengthen you and bring you rest.

  4. Shauna says:

    Yes! Rest is a wonderful thing. There is nothing better than being in His presence. You are such an inspiration to me and many others. May this year be a sweet time with our Father!

  5. renee says:

    Thanks Heather and Shauna 🙂

  6. Beautiful post, Renee. Reminds me of Ps. 127:1 –

    Unless the LORD builds the house,
    the builders labor in vain.
    Unless the LORD watches over the city,
    the guards stand watch in vain.

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