Welcome to Riveted! My name is Jack Anderson. I love God. Yet I've noticed lately that I haven't noticed Him lately. I don't want to live distracted from the one most worthy of my attention. What has my attention most has my heart. And I want God to have mine. I want to give Him what He gives me: the kindness of my undivided attention. Writing helps me do that. I pray it helps you. Let's stay 'riveted'.
What's it like to be paralyzed from the neck up? To be 'stuck'?
I preoccupy myself with lesser things. To avoid crucial things I can't face.
Doubts or fears hold me hostage. I feel I have no choice so I don't choose.
Waiting for confirmation. I can’t decide until I’m certain. And I never am.
I overthink until I can’t think. I over-analyze decisions until I can't decide.
I put off decisions to avoid regret. Yet that’s the decision I'll regret most.
If I stop trying, I can avoid failure. To try and fail means I'm incompetent.
With so many choices, I can't choose. I have too many goals to reach any.
If I can’t do it right, I won’t do it at all. Failure isn't failing. It's not trying.
I’d rather have a dream than pursue it. It's more fun. Less hassle. No risk.
My life goal is to not have one. I can't reach goals. Why try? Read More
Prayer is a conversation. An honest heart to heart conversation between friends. He speaks His heart. I speak mine. The only problem: I don't know my own heart. But God does. And in His Word, not only do I find words that express His heart. I find words that help me express mine.
NEW Prayers Post: "I lost my hunger and want it back!"
My fire’s going out! Once there was nothing I wanted more than you.
Like a young man in love, there was a pull on my heart I couldn’t resist.
I just wanted to know you. Be near you. Hear from you. See your glory.
Now I'm numb from over-familiarity. Nothing affects me. Not even you. But it isn't you that changed. It's the heart I see you with. Read More.