Dear God, Keep Me Grounded In You

Dear God,

I don’t want to be just constantly flowing with the world just to fit in with everyone else. Frankly, it gets tiring and draining. I’m sure you know this. Chasing after worldly things will always leave you drained and wanting more until you lose parts of yourself that comprises who you are.

Take me away from everything that isn’t from you, God. I’m tired of constantly conforming to the rest of the world, only to end up empty. I’m tired of being surrounded by people that don’t fuel me and inspire me to be better. I’m tired of trying to fix everything and everyone that is broken around me. I know I shouldn’t even try to fix what’s broken, because only You are capable of that. Every time I try to fix things, it ends with more frustration on my part, and I’m tired of it. I’m tired of trying to save the broken, heal the brokenhearted, and restore everything to the way it was, when clearly other people aren’t my responsibility to fix, save, or change. I know I should know better. The only thing I can do at this point is love them, pray for them, and inspire them through having You in me.

Keep me grounded in my morals and my values, God. Without these things, I don’t know who I am. If I don’t stand for anything, then I am nothing. If I don’t become the representation of what it’s like to have such a good and all-powerful God in my life, then I have no purpose in this world. I want to be grounded in Your word more than anything. The world should never have been my standard, because the world will leave me constantly drained, empty, and broken. Other people will never complete me the way You do. Alcohol, sex, drugs, and addictions will never satisfy me. All it does is temporarily fill up the void in my empty heart.

Be my light amidst all the darkness in this world, God. It’s the only way to become whole once again. Keep me grounded in Your truth, Your love, and Your grace, because I wouldn’t have it any other way. Thought Catalog Logo Mark

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