Today is a new day, and if I can be honest, today I’m feeling a bit weary and tired! Woke up this morning to some not so good news and although I know it will work out (I’m sure it will, but I’m not so sure in the details of how) but I do know it will, not because I say it will, but because God says it will. (Today I'm being reminded of this scripture Proverbs 3:5-6) I don’t know what to say in this situation and I’m not even sure what to do, all I know is that I must keep my faith and trust in God.
Recently I encouraged others to trust in the Lord through a post on Instagram and Facebook so today I must remind myself to take my own advice. I’m just so tired and all I want to do is sleep but I must get up and keep moving, keep moving forward in the direction God wants to lead me. Sleeping past my normal time is just going to be a waste of this new day that's in front of me. Here’s thought number 1- (I have so much to do but I struggle with doing it) Hey familiar thought, didn’t I conquer you the other day? Thought number 2- “Sometimes I feel like there is so much in front of me, so much that I want to accomplish, but then I remember I am just me, and God did not place me right here at this moment to THINK that I needed to do this on my own! Thought number 3- “How can I encourage someone else when I don’t know what to do myself? Ok truth is, that these thoughts try to keep coming and make me feel discouraged more than encouraged. Ok, so now I see where this is going, I see where my thoughts are trying to take me. They are trying to lead me down a path of anxiousness, worry, panic and distracting my mind into thinking that I cannot depend on and trust God through this circumstance.
That’s it though, why does my thoughts try to do that? It's like my thoughts want me distracted into thinking that God does not have this situation and every situation under control! (Because He Does) and this is the reason why God tells us to put our faith and trust in Him. Nowhere has he shown us in his word that we were placed here to figure life out on our own. So why do we try?
I can’t do this on my own, I don’t want to, I shouldn’t think that I must. I need you every second of the day Lord. Today I need you more than I needed you yesterday and every new day I discover that I need you more and more each day. Lord I’m tired and I don’t want to be tired, sometimes I just want to stop what I’m doing and just give up. But I won't, you are my strength, you are my help, and you are my rescue so why should I feel discouraged now or ever.
Ok, so now I’m going to STOPPPPPPPPPPPPP the thoughts, now that I have gotten that out, I will stop it right here, because we are not going to sit, sulk, have a pity party or allow the thoughts to consume us. I’m going to choose to have faith, to trust God and believe it all will work out for good.
There is greater in me than he who is in this world and everything I need is already on the inside of me. As my flesh tries to focus on how I feel, I'm going to change my mindset today and focus on my strong and mighty spirit that’s reminding me that even in my weakness I am strong. So contrary to what I feel I must face my feelings with what I know. I do know that things will come up every day that are out of my control, but I am in control of how I feel. So even when I want to feel doubt, anxious, questionable, worried, and tired. Even as I'm tempted to grumble and complain it doesn’t even sit well with my spirit because I am no longer the person who sits around and allows my feelings and my emotions to tell me what to do. In Isaiah 41:10 it says Do not fear (anything), for I am with you; Do not be afraid, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, be assured I will help you; I will certainly take hold of you with my right hand (a hand of justice, of power, of victory, of salvation). So….there it goes, there is my answer to my situation. Yes, I need you Lord and you have helped me so why should I fear or worry that it will not work out as you planned. Your word Lord is really refreshing. It just helped me to restart my morning and to change my mindset. Yes, the task and circumstances are still in front of me but here you are taking hold of me and my situation and letting me know that it will be ok. Thank You Lord, I needed this. Thank you that you are a firm foundation in which I can stand and depend on through anything. You just refreshed my day and gave me a reason to keep moving forward. May you continue to strengthen and guide me down the right path and as I learned through a message from a church sermon from Bishop Jim Mclver, that we should not focus on our feelings but focus on our faith, and when they ask how I feel I will say it's not how I feel but what my faith is” and that my friend is all that matters because my faith is in God and in God alone, not based on my day or my circumstances.
Thank you lovely one, for allowing me to share my journey of faith with you today. My hope is that you will be strengthened and encouraged in your journey in life knowing that tough situations may come but they do not have to overcome you. Make a choice to not allow your feelings and emotions to control you but to push you in the direction of Faith and depending on God and his word to navigate you through the tough times into a place where you get to experience the victory of overcoming every battle that was meant to destroy you. Remember we are Victorious and God will never leave us to fight any battle alone! We always win (shout Thank you Jesus) Thanks for reading and remember to #StayBold #StayBeyoutiful #StayBlessed and #LuvLife
with love always, Luv4Life Fashion.
Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your path straight.
Psalms 46:10 He says, "Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth."
1 John 4:4 You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in this world.
Isaiah 41:10 So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.