I have started writing. Writing is the beginning of a new season not to attract attention, earn money, gain respect, or get fame. I don’t want to do this. I am writing to increase discipline through accountability. Some time ago, I believe God told me to start writing. I started a blog and wrote once. Two years later here I am. This time I am paying to host a site, with the goal of writing every day for a year. I want to see what happens when I put faith into action.
Who am I? My name is Caleb, and I am 23 years old. I live in Adelaide while studying at UniSA. I am also working casual hours as a Junior Software Engineer at a small company. I have a gym membership and regularly visit. I attend a local church.
I want to share my experience this past week, but to do that we need to go back a bit further. When I was young, I found pleasure in other people acknowledging me. Through achieving great results, I found respect, honour, and most importantly, acceptance from others. I have seen that everyone needs love. I needed it more than anyone else. The only way I thought I could find love was to succeed. This drive to succeed caused me to strive hard and be the best at everything I could. I trained hard and grew extremely competitive.
This week God has spoken in many ways, directing me to focus my attention to Him rather than a future career. The change from a world’s perspective to God’s is tough! However, after spending a week focusing on spending time reading the bible, praying and worshipping at every spare moment, I started feeling different. Rather than desiring to succeed at all costs, I started wanting God. I was hungry for the presence of God, but I couldn’t get enough.