“Lord, I already don’t have much! I’m stripped to my last bit of cash. No matter how many times I pay off my credit card more money shows back up. I don’t have my own place to live. AND you’ve called me to this promised land that has yet to come to fruition. Now, you want me to give more of my money and time??” I’ve had these very thoughts running through my mind as I journey in my uncomfortable place. Every time I notice my temper rising, I must digress and know that God is in the midst of it all. You may be in the same or similar circumstance that I am facing. I want to share a word of encouragement with you today to help keep your eyes focused on Jesus and trust in Him.
Written on August 14, 2017:
I am in Guatemala on a missions trip with Hearts in Action at the moment. I am sitting on the back patio reflecting on my journey thus far. As I prayed and fasted today, I heard a lot about trusting God even if what I am hoping for hasn’t been given to you yet. I also sensed in my spirit the word “obedience”. I was tested in choosing to be obedient in spite of what my flesh thought would be best for my soul.
Often times, when God places us in uncomfortable places, we want to jump out of the process. It feels like you are slowly easing your entire body into a pool of ice cold water. You have moments where you want to release your frustrations on others. You want to hide in your own quiet corner. You want to run away from the process. However, in spite of the discomfort, one thing I’ve learned is that prayer is the answer to all of the problems we face.
I was flying in my zone, full throttle. Fresh out of the cocoon, embracing the spring flowers. Suddenly, I look through my peripheral vision to notice something is trying to trap me. I fly as far away as possible while praying that I could embrace more of my moment of flight. I land hidden in a place where I thought was safe, yet I find myself trapped inside. Barely breathing, hot, now suffocating. I flap my wings again expecting to escape this container, yet I am indeed trapped with no way out. What is this? Where am I? How in the world did I get here? Why am I here? Who’s trapped me? Hello??…God??…
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Watch this blog’s video March 6, 2017 Matthew 11:28-30 This is where I let go, Of every weight anchoring my downfalls. I heed to the voice of God As He speaks peace Into my inner ear, I cry out for insight And ask for understanding. Because His wisdom Is what I need In letting go…… Continue reading The Beauty Behind Letting Go
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