Have you ever felt like time is moving way too fast? All the things you wanted to do, places you wanted to go, things you wanted accomplish, are slipping away and almost gone. No matter how much you try to construct your 3-5yr plan, the more life seems to just happen, and nothing seems to ever go as planned. All of your hopes and expectations are like dreams deferred. If you’ve been feeling this way and need some direction, this post is for you.
When was the last time that you just stopped and appreciated everything that you have? There are so many other people that wish they could be in your shoes. Although you don’t have that new car or new house, that successful new position, the savings to do what you want, etc…(shall I really go on.) There are thousands of people in Japan who have just dealt with a devastating tragedy that has left them without homes, family members, and all the things that they once knew are now a distant memory. You may not be where you want to be, but you’re not there, so now is the time to put a stop to it. Stop the whining, the complaining, the blaming, and the whole ‘woo is me’ attitude. Now is the time to stand on God’s promises. One of the biggest promises that He made is to never leave us alone. No matter the situation, God is always by your side, making a way out of no way. Stop, trust in Him and His Word that says, “God will supply all your needs according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.” Phillipians 4:19.
When you look at how far God has brought you, and believe that you have more Blessings on the way, why would you keep worrying? Is it because those Blessings aren’t tangible? You can’t see them nor touch them, so you can’t believe that they are there or on the way? One scripture that speaks to this is, Proverbs 3:5-6 which says: “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways, acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.” Take the time to look at what God’s Word said, and not focus on what has or what hasn’t come to pass thus far. Everything that is for you will be given to you, but we must embrace patience and perseverance. The enemy is on every side, but God needs to remain on the inside.
Listen, I know that right now we all are going through some things. However, in order to get to it, we must go through it. Often times we determine what we go through, because we don’t listen. We have decided to make our future, propel our own destiny, yet the minute things don’t work out, we want to call on the Lord to come and help us. However, we don’t want to take the time to realize that it’s not about destiny, fate, future, etc… it’s about God’s ordained purpose for our lives. Everything that is supposed to happen, is already written “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11. He is just waiting on us to get ourselves right so that we can start to live out that Purpose.
As simplistic as it sounds, by taking the time to stop, look and listen…and to pray without ceasing..these are the first steps to uplifting your thoughts and truly believing that everything is going to be alright and your just due is on the way!