I have decided that I am not longer going to be adding new posts to my blog. I am a Christian, and I am currently going through a bible study called “No Other Gods” by Kelly Minter. During the course of this study, God has revealed to me that my blogging and involvement with on-line discussion boards needed to take backseat for a while or indefinitely. I am spending too much time checking my blog stats, even though I don’t blog as much as I use to. This particular blog, “Bloggin’ About Babies,” became an “idol” to me, in the sense that it was robbing God of his glory. Instead, I was more concerned about receiving the glory and praise by other people who frequented and read my blog. I am glad that this blog has helped some people out, but I am not the only blogger out there blogging about these things. God also has humbled me and made me realize that having the “prefect” baby schedule and having the “appearance” of having it all together with children who are complaint, well behaved, and sleep well is not the goal here. My goal in life is the glorify my Heavenly Father, God. So please read all my suggestions for discipline, sleep training, feeding, and other baby and toddler advice and take away what might seem helpful, but just remember that in the end, the only thing that matters is that we spend our day trying to glorify God through our actions and thoughts. Anything inherently good in our lives can turn into an “idol” for us. For me, blogging robbed me of time with God, my family, and friends. Blogging stole the praise and glory from God and place it in my own lap. But anything can turn into an idol, for you it may be your iphone eating up your time, or maybe it is your unhealthy preoccupation with being fit, or having the perfect family. But I know that God will not tolerate other gods in my life. So I am laying this blog down so I can make room for God. Idols rob us of the life God has given us, which the bible says is “life to the full”. John 10:10 “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.” For me the thief is the internet, blogging, and chat boards. I thank God for showing me how negative these things have become in my life. My prayer is that if you are personally struggling with letting go of something holding you back from the life God has promised you, life to the full, that you would dare to let it go. I promise that God will not leave you empty handed!
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