We all do it.
We set goals, we aim high. We create bucket lists and reach for the stars.
We attempt to set up our own little kingdoms with little ol’ me on the throne.
We may pin things to our Pinterest boards to build up our kingdom. Perhaps we cook and clean and decorate the “perfect” house.
We may work long hours, using a career, to create our kingdom.
It’s possible we’ve decided the kingdom must happen through our children and we bow to their every whim and desire to give them the perfect childhood we didn’t have.
In the quiet hours, late at night, when the house is still and you’re not able to sleep, that’s when you can be honest with yourself. Your attempts to build a kingdom are wimpy at best. If anything, you’ve created a sandcastle kingdom, but a strong wave will knock it down.
For the month of October, I will be joining a couple thousand bloggers in #write31days. Each day in October, we’ll look at why we set up our own kingdoms, which kingdoms needs to be crushed, and whose kingdom we should be building (hint: the Lord God).
You can come back to this page anytime to get links to all the posts in this series.
Is there a kingdom you immediately thought of while reading this? Let me know in the comments and it may make its way into the series. Also, if you’re visiting from #write31days, let me know so I can visit your blog!
Day 1: Wanting our own way
Day 2: Four lessons from a flood
Day 3: Before the Throne of God
Day 4: Counting blessings & revealing messes
Day 5: Sit in the hard places
Day 6: Stop building on sand
Day 7: Praying for grace
Day 8: Put on the new self
Day 9: Reflections on glory
Day 10: Idol Factories
Day 11: Appearance isn’t everything
Day 12: My best guess
Day 13: The Words of Others
Day 14: Hear our hearts cry out
Day 15: King me
Day 16: Theirs is the kingdom of heaven
Day 17: Let your light shine
Day 18: Even still
Day 19: Christ is king over Ebola
Day 20: Though you ruin me
Day 21: What others are saying
Day 22: You are here – a brief recap
Day 23: God’s grace is greater than my sin
Day 24: How dare you?
Day 25: Ears to hear and eyes to see
Day 26: Four kingdoms (root idols)
Day 27: Where your brokenness bring you
Day 28: When longing for approval
Day 29: How to crush your kingdoms
Day 30: Seeking the True Kingdom
Day 31: Continually crushing