Since participating in Pride and Prejudice, my mind has been having trouble leaving the time period. Last week I started reading Emma, and, the surprising thing is, I'm actually understanding it! (I have discovered that Jane Austen isn't really that hard to read, you know, after you've been practically living in the early 1800's for several months)
I found this ^ quote when I was finding quotes on Goodreads (there is no way I'm that far yet. I just started the book last week, and it ain't thin) and I liked it. Probably because I can't (cough) relate to it. Just a little bit. But I guess we all can, if we think really hard. We have all had one person who was so strongly on our minds that you didn't want to do anything in the world but think of them.
It could be anyone or anything, really. In Emma's case, someone who she was totally and completely in love with. But, if I'm honest, I've gone through stages of LOTR, OUT, and even (dare I say it) 1D (die hard fangirl here), being things that linger on my mind.
The annoying thing about thinking of things to the point you would do anything and everything for that thing, you don't really get anything done during these... obsession?
Please tell me I'm not alone here.
Whether it be a book idea you are absolutely enthralled in, or, like Emma, a love interest. This blog even, I'll admit, has been one.
It's a hard pill to swallow, but this thinking of something so hard can be a form of worship. (I think it's safe to say Directioners worship 1D. If you've ever met a die hard Directioner, you will know that I don't lie. I will never regret leaving that fandom.)
Think about it. I've tried to tell myself it couldn't possibly be worshiping the thing, but i couldn't deny it. What is worship?
Worship - the object of adoring, reverence, or regard.
Thank you Dictionary.com.
Look at the definition, what is the difference between worship and what you're doing with that thing?
Like I said, it is a hard pill to swallow, and i know it's difficult to think you have to completely give up the thing you love so much for the sake of not worshiping the thing.
There's nothing you can do but pray about it. To ask God to help you. He knows what you are struggling with, and he can help take that burden off of you.