Father in the mighty name of Jesus, Lord thank you for being the great provider and for saving us from a path of destruction. Thank you for choosing us to be a part of your family, thank you for giving us the Holy Spirit who dwells in us. Soften our hearts today and cover us in a fresh anointing, fill us up O Lord until we overflow. You are the great Shepherd and our support through all seasons. Lord develop us today, build up our character and help us to stand firmly upon the rock our God through the wind, rain and floods of life let us not be overthrown. Cover us in the whole Armour of God and any wicked plan being plotted against your church let it be returned back to the sender, reveal to us where we are being deceived and shine your truth upon us. Lord lead this post today, let it be filled with you O Heavenly Father. In Jesus Name Amen.
Someone mentioned the notion of ‘time ticking’ the other day, the idea that there is a time frame for things to take place in our lives is so apparent. There are so many things which people want in their life to feel content and secure. Being single and desiring to meet your ‘Boaz’; Meeting your potential partner and desiring to be married; Being married and desiring to have a family, Having a job and desiring progression in your career. ALONGSIDE our desires, life has its own twist and turns and unexpected events such as break ups, people being removed from your life, redundancy, death, failing a test.
What do we do when things are not in line with our plans? How do you carry yourself through these times?
I used to be really anxious and worried about being single and started to believe I would never find my person. I allowed negative thoughts to take over and everyday those voices got louder of inadequacy (not being good enough). It stopped me from being able to fully embrace the joy of my loved ones happiness, as all I could see is them having what I longed for to be loved. I was lonely and down all the time I put my trust in ‘if i have x in my life everything will be better’. I started to devalue myself and the self love was not there, wondering why it was not my time.
To everything there is a season, A time for every purpose under heaven.
We do not need to fret and be anxious about our future because we are in SAFE HANDS.
So shall My word be that goes forth from my mouth; It shall not return to Me void, But it shall accomplish what I please, And it shall prosper in the thing for which i sent it.
Why do we worry about our lives when we have God on our side?
The book of Exodus comes to mind, when God delivers the children of Israel from captivity from the Egyptians. After they crossed the Red Sea, the children of Israel and Moses were singing songs of adoration unto the Lord. After 3 days in the wilderness with no water they complained and again 2 months later:
And the people complained against Moses, saying, ‘What shall we drink’
Exodus 15: 24
Then the whole congregation of the children of Israel complained against Moses and Aaron in the wilderness. And the children of Israel said to them ‘Oh , that we had died by the hand of the Lord in the land of Egypt , when we sat by the pots of meat and we ate bread to the full! For you have brought us out into this wilderness to this whole assembly with hunger.’
Sometimes we do not appreciate enough where God has carried us from after the initial high of receiving a blessing and answered prayer. We appreciate it in that moment when the feelings and emotions are raw and present but after sometime we begin to complain. The children of Israel were rescued from slavery,then found themselves in a place where they began to have doubt about where God was leading them. And wanted to return to the place they were rescued from, in that moment when they felt unsure and everything looked gloomy they wanted to return to a place of familiarity even though it was unpleasant.
When we do not see what is ahead and lack trust in God, we find ourselves in a state of anxiety and stress.
And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose. For whom He foreknew He also predestined to conformed to the image of His Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.
Foreknew: be aware of (an event) before it happens:
Predestined: determine (an outcome or course of events) in advance by divine will or fate.
We spend time worrying, being anxious and giving ourselves time limits, when we have a God, who has perfect timing. We really do not need to be worried about our lives, God said He foreknows us and that He is working all things out for our Good. God has gone ahead of us, things might not make sense right now but God sees the bigger picture and I want you all to know you are in safe hands just trust in Him today to enlighten your path. God is in control. His word is proven and does not come back void, He is a Sovereign God and our Great PROVIDER. An intentional God who is a Covenant Keeping God. When you can not see how things are going to play out look back at all the blessings and prayers that have been answered before and wait earnestly, your season of turn around is on its way. Thank God today, for what you have. Do not miss the reason for your current season. God will turn something that seems like a mess now into beautiful message. Cast your anxieties upon Him today because He truly cares about you. He is a personal God.
For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.
For you will light my lamp; The Lord my God will enlighten my darkness.
It is God who arms me with strength, And makes my way perfect.
Spirit lead me where my trust is without boarders.
Let me walk upon the waters
Wherever You would call me
Take me deeper than my feet could ever wander.
And my faith will be made stronger.
In the presence of my Savior
– Hill songs: Oceans (where feet may fall).
Have a blessed day and keep pressing forward. God bless.