It is absolutely amazing to me how I can get so sidetracked and still think I’m on the right path. Over the last couple of months and especially the past week, I’ve had to do some serious soul searching and life re-evaluations. I became enamored with the promises of God for my life that I completely overlooked the process and His timeline. Lets just JUMP head first into the situation and not even seek Him for the full meaning or time frame.
Last week I really had a major meltdown. I was ready to jump off the cliff and soar (so I thought) but it would have been a major life disaster leading to what I feel like would have turned into an abyss. Needless to say, God in His loving and sometimes not so subtle way spoke to my mind and heart through people that love me….and I finally heard!!
Now that I’m able to reflect back on the situation I can see my flaws…yes I have flaws. Pride, stubbornness, slack in my time reading God’s Word, not seeking and valuing wise counsel sooner than expected. If you know for a certainty God has placed wise people in your life, GO TO THEM! It’s not a selective situation relationship and should be valued. Most importantly I didn’t apply Matthew 6:33 to my situation. It’s a dangerous place to be in when you know to seek God but don’t fully heed to the time it takes to STOP and LISTEN. When we get to a place where we think we have all the answers, the rebuke can show up in so many areas of our lives: mind, body and heart.
I’ve learned some valuable lessons this past week, like slap you in the face type lessons. God is love. He provides clarity. He is not the author of lack, confusion, stress, fear or doubt. Although He gives directions and plans (not always step by step) but He does give complete instructions for the right now (that makes sense in my mind so I hope you follow what I’m saying). I shouldn’t have more “I don’t knows” versus “I knows” if I’ve sought God and waited for His response…NOT MINES.
My spiritual Mom had this prayer for me and I have taken it to heart…again:
Ephesians 1:17-19 “I pray that the Father of glory, the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, would impart to you the riches of the Spirit of wisdom and the Spirit of revelation to know him through your deepening intimacy with him. I pray that the light of God will illuminate the eyes of your imagination, flooding you with light, until you experience the full revelation of the hope of his calling –that is, the wealth of God’s glorious inheritances that he finds in us, his holy one! I pray that you will continually experience the immeasurable greatness of God’s power made available to you through faith. Then your lives will be an advertisement of this immense power as it works through you! This is the mighty power (of God)…. (The Passion Translation)
Be Blessed…. #purposeREVEALED