Posted in Seasons, Trust

Praise God in the Hallway

Heavenly Father in Jesus Name, I just want to say thank you for being the Great I AM, for all that you are and all that you have done. Thank you for your love, presence and divine protection. Thank you for never forsaking us and carrying us through difficult seasons, thank you for your guidance, blessings, teachings  and tender mercies given to us each day. Lord anything that is hindering us from being who you predestined us to be reveal it to us and cleanse our hearts and minds, cover the body of Christ with the whole armor of God, show us where we are being deceived and fill us with more knowledge of your word and who you are. Give us the strength to continue the work which you have started within us and encourage us to hold on not grow weary while waiting for a breakthrough. Help us to love one another regardless of our neighbours actions, give us more of you and remove all the things which are weighing us down. Lead us in the way of righteousness and help us to focus on the right things.

In Jesus Name Amen

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I am not sure what you have been praying for and what area of your life you are hoping for a breakthrough. But I do know it can be hard to wait sometimes, especially when you just don’t know when things are going to change. So what do we do?

My current season involves waiting for a breakthrough. It got me thinking about how we should wait and what God expects from us while we wait.

Firstly, Do you believe that God is listening to your prayers?

But you, O Lord, are a shield for me, my glory and the One who lifts up my head. I cried to the Lord with my voice, and He heard me from his holy hill.  Selah 

Psalms 3: 3-4

Then you will call upon Me and go and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart. 

Jeremiah 29: 12-13

The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God stands forever. 

Isaiah 40:8

I know that God hears my prayers and I know He can hear yours too, just look back at all the answers you have received. If he listened to you then he is definitely listening now. What do we need, while we are waiting?… FAITH IN GOD. Just because you can not physically see a change yet does not mean that God is not working things out for you.

How should we wait?

For we were saved in this hope, but hope that is seen is not hope; for why does one still hope for what he sees? But if we hope for what we do not see, we eagerly wait for it with perseverance.  

Romans 8: 24-25

I have seen a shift in friendships and with my family relationships, things have been removed and I do not know why, but I do not need to know all the answers I just have to trust that my heavenly Father is in control which He is. I want to change jobs, I want to push myself and not settle. Obviously finding a job is a process which can take time. I had a job interview a few weeks ago and later on in that day I received an email saying I did not get the job. And I just remember driving home thinking how would I have reacted if the email was different and said I got through to the next stage? Honestly I would have been buzzing saying thank you God, you are amazing etc. Then it gave me a bit of a reality check, are you still thankful even though you did not get the job, is God still amazing? OF COURSE HE IS. This  was a reminder, regardless of what you are waiting for, who has left you or forgotten about you. Our God remains the same, He remains faithful and has never forsaken you. He is the reason to lift up our hands and the reason to be thankful. His ways are higher than ours, His thoughts are higher than ours and His timing is perfect and He aligns everything just right.

For we walk by faith, not by sight.   2 Corinthians 5:7

To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven.    Ecclesiastes 3:1

How should we carry ourselves while we wait?

I am not saying it will be easy but we need to wait with perseverance and with the hope that your breakthrough is coming. You may feel that it is time but that does not mean that it is. Should we go around taking our frustration out on those around us or being miserable?… No. Because there is a reason for every season and you do not want to miss it, we are all work in progress and God will use each season to build a particular characteristic within you. We need to pray and do our part giving our best, while we wait.

And let us not grow weary while doing good, for  in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart. Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all, especially to those who are of the household of faith.

Galatians 6: 9-10

But those who wait on the Lord. Shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint. 

Isaiah 40:30

God is an intentional God, He is in control, and is working all things out for your good, you just have trust that there is a light at the end the tunnel. What God provides will always be better than what we envisioned. You have the creator of the universe by your side, He is far greater than the things he created. It is easy to become reliant and thankful for the things He has created but remember it is a blessing in itself to have the Creator.

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For I, the Lord your God, will hold your right hand, Saying to you, ‘Fear not, I will help you’.

 Isaiah 41:13

I pray that God will help us all to trust in Him without borders, to keep us fixed upon Him. God bless you.

Posted in Embrace your truth

God will never leave you

I grew up in Jamaica and when I was young my mother went abroad to work.

That day changed everything. I remember crying my eyes out, especially knowing I would stay with the one woman I feared the most. My aunt. Long story short, living with her and my cousin was the most painful experience. I felt trapped and alone. I would get beaten for telling the truth and I had no say in the matter. Most times I would just say I was wrong, because she never believed anything I said. This carried on for years, but at 12 I had enough and tried to end my life. This didn’t work out though, because all the methods I thought of would cause me more pain. And that was the last thing I needed. It’s like I was drowning and I felt like a coward who couldn’t find a way out.

School life was no better. I was bullied in primary school but my high school it intensified. Those I called friends, one by one joined my bullies and turned against me. There was not one day I didn’t face the looks, the bad mouthing and the rumours. What made it worse was that I could not cry about it. Ever since that day when my aunt asked me why I was crying for my mom and disregarded the sadness I felt, I did not cry because I knew there would be no one to console me.

I questioned why God was doing this to me. I felt unloved. My aunt despised me for being my mom’s child (something she constantly reminded me of) and I blamed my mom for letting me stay with her.

For years I could not forgive and from time to time the memories would resurface. But after rediscovering God’a love, I have begun to remove those lies I came to believe, from my life. I am able to say that my life matters and that nothing could separate me from God’s love.

I won’t lie there are still times I want to give up, but it has become so much easier because I know God cares and even if I gave up, he would not leave me. And that is all the reassurance I could ever need.

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