Once a summers breeze, now Autumn leaves and pumpkins please
In the U.S., this weekend is the last weekend of the year for summer. With the transition of an end, a new beginning awaits. As the summer season is shifting from sunny days, bright beautiful colors emerge, inheriting the cold that gives way to serene morning breezes. This fall season is just the very thing that allures peace and warmth. Now is more than ever such an important time to embrace the ones you love and be thankful for what you have and hopeful for all desired.
With a new beginning there is sometimes uncertainty. We live in a day and time where lots of things are not certain but there is one thing that is true and that’s the word of God and in his word it says, trust in the Lord with all thine heart and lean not unto thine own understanding. Trust in the Lord. Trust with all your Heart. Do not depend on your carnal knowledge. Acknowledge the Lord. He will Direct your Path.
13 years later…..
Reading back over some of my work from 2008, I came across a note that I asked God, and it says, “God what is my mission for you?” As I begin to look back over those 13 years of my life, I realized that through every storm, every victory, every hurtful moment, every proud moment I was then, already blazing through the mission God had in store for me. I reflected on where I am now and where I was then and it materialized to me how he was preparing me for the next great thing through each and every past occurrence. So it didn’t matter if I didn’t have what I thought I should have or that I wasn’t executing on the goals that I thought I should have finished; it was all a stage or preparedness. As I echoed back over my life from 2008 when I asked God that question to now, I noticed one important thing. I purposely and irrevocably placed my trust in the Lord to carry me from each phase in my life, to carry me through each season, regardless if it was a good ending or a bad one. Regardless if it was a fast start or a slow one. I didn’t comprehend then what I have come to unravel from over 13 years ago, that my trust in God has carried me this far not because of victories or hurt or even loss but because I chose not to give up on a mission that I didn’t have any of the answers to. I chose to purely lean, not in my own understanding but in the Lord’s, believing that whatever the mission he has for me is in-fact not for me but instead, for his glory. And that sits well with my soul.
Does what God have planned to work through you but not necessarily for you sit well with your soul?
How has your trust in God led you to where you are now? Think about where you came from in your life. We have all struggled with something.
How has your faith in God delivered you?
A need to know basis
It is so easy to fall into eagerness of wanting to know ahead of time what the end result will be. How nerve wrecking can it be to want to know so badly. You may even feel like by knowing you can control the outcome. I spent a lot of my years unconsciously thinking that. I spent a lot of my years thinking if I knew, I could counter my emotions. Ever been there? Praise God for deliverance because that’s not the way that God wants us to live. It’s altogether impossible to live a life of peace if you are concerned about how the next outcome is going to be. For me especially, when I feel myself going into a mode of ‘what’s it gonna be’, I know that’s not of God and I’m failing to put my trust in him. For he said unto them, it is not for you to know the times or the seasons, which the Father hath put in his own power. It is not for us to always know the next step or the plan. It is not meant for us to be in control. God is in control. If you unconsciously tried to take control over the situations of your life, now you know. Just confess that God is in control and the head of your life. Say it with conviction and feel the burden be lifted from your shoulders. He will give you rest. What is meant to be shown to you is given by discernment and your trust that God will. So even if you are short some funds and need to pay a bill, you simply say God will. If you are needing to mend a relationship, you simply say, God will. If you need to be made whole in your body, simply say, God will. What will God do? He will supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus. He will do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us.
Your life is being shaped by your faith. Trust in the Lord. He continues to fight your battles known and unknown. He continues to honor you with his love each day by gracing you to see another day to make a better change. There is a turning point in your life. As you continue to trust and believe that God loves you and has you on his mind and in his heart, you not only will see him fulfilling his promises to meet your needs but you will also receive an overabundant increase to not only be blessed but be a blessing to someone else.
Biblical References: Proverbs 3:5, Acts 1:7, Philippians 4:19, Isaiah 40:8, Ephesians 3:20
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The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: but the word of our God shall stand forever.
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