Its not about who wants you there, who recognizes you, or appreciates your presence. When God puts you somewhere make sure you remain a willing vessel and be prepared to shine His Glory no matter what!
Your steps are ordered! You are where you are supposed to be. Shine where you are, not to be flashy or for personal gratification but so that God gets all the glory. A light hidden can not be seen. Stop waiting for someone to throw you a welcome party and just be who God created you to be. Show up fully and completely in the uniqueness and exquisiteness that is you! #godcreatedmyseat #shinebrightliketheson #forhisglory #mattersoftheheart
I’ve been praying about how to act on a certain situation. I felt obligated to do something, to say something to try to bring about a change because I care about the people involved and THEY want me to represent them.
However, I sense the Holy Spirit saying this is not the time. Instead of speaking out to be still, walk in humility and wait. You know what, that’s exactly what I’m going to do! I will wait and when prompted by the Holy Spirit (not people) I will speak what I’m told to speak!
“Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take.”
Proverbs 3:6 NLT
A friend and I were talking about her making a big decision. I sent her this reminder and immediately was enlightened of an area in my life where I’ve done this very thing. #indecision #dontletfearmakeyourdecisions #makeadecision #nomorefear #mattersoftheheart
So I’ll be honest and say I’ve struggled with a little discouragement recently. There are areas of my life that are thriving and I’m seeing the blessings of the Lord. There are other areas that are just plain frustrating, irritating, and uncomfortable.
How you view your life is really about perspective. My perspective has been glass 1/2 empty, honesty not even 1/2 empty. It’s more like 1/4 empty and I’ve allowed myself to focus on the 1/4.
- Don’t get weary in well doing
- Don’t get stuck on the mistakes you’ve made
Don’t get hung up on people’s opinions
Take a time out, get some rest, be revived, wipe your face and get back to working IT! (Whatever it is for you!)
Yesterday was my Birthday. I received so much love and I’m grateful. I’m truly thankful for all life’s lessons and blessings. I could start to think, If I practiced then what I know now! But no regrets! Can’t change the past. In this season my goal is to do what I know to do. That simple!
Imagine if we took all life’s lessons and applied what we learned to our daily lives. What if we packaged that wisdom up in some form to be a blessing to others:
You needed those lessons to live a successful life! That’s why you were allowed to go through what you’ve been through.
Someone else needs the lessons you’ve learned. They need to hear it and they need to see it in action. Just do it!
- The lessons we learned from heartache
- What we were taught by our parents and leaders
- What we learned from our mistakes and the mistakes of others
- The advice we have given others
For so many years I allowed my hope for a new baby make me miss out on the blessing and miracles that I was able to experience everyday! My husband, my children, my career, my ministry, loved ones who truly cared etc.
In no way am I insinuating that hoping or faith is not good, but being content in the place you are in is crucial.
It hasn’t been easy but I’ve had to learn how to hope, believe, and prepare for the future while appreciating my “now!”
I know you might not have what you desire yet, but find the blessing in each day and instead of frustration, you will keep your mind in a state of gratitude.