I hear many say “I’m not where I want to be but I’m not where I used to be!” They are taking time to reflect. If you look at your emotional healing journey as a race, you can look back at where you started and see where you are. You might not be at the finish line yet but chances are you are no longer in the starting block either.
I know traditionally we don’t celebrate until the end but I celebrate you if you are still in the race! It’s not easy but wholeness is worth it!
Expect tests that will show you the progress you’ve made. Don’t get mad at the person. Appreciate the opportunity to grow, forgive, Let go and move forward unbothered.
Congratulations on the progress you’ve made! You are not where you used to be! Smooches
We are used to speaking of grief as it applies to those that have lost someone they love to death! My love and prayers go out to anyone suffering from that type of grief at this moment. Praying you find peace, comfort and strength to keep moving forward while keeping those precious memories of the good times close in your heart and mind.
Grief also shows up in forms we don’t usually it associate with:
- Loss or drastic change of a close relationship you expected to last forever
- A major chapter of your life ending (retirement, child-bearing, empty nest, driving, sports etc.)
If you have gone through any of these things lately and you can’t put your finger on what’s going on inside your heart and manifesting in your emotions, it may be grief!
Allow yourself to make it through the grief cycle however many times you must. If grief is love with no where to go, I pray God shows you someone who needs to receive all that extra love you now have to give!
I haven’t been able to quite explain it until now. I’ve been suffering from “Spiritual Hay Fever!”
What is Hay Fever in the natural – An allergic response causing itchy, watery eyes, sneezing, and other similar symptoms as a result of the change in the seasons.
I’m experiencing symptoms indicating the change in season spiritually. You may be wondering “huh where is she going with this”…Stay with me!
See I’m in a new place where I am seeing God Move suddenly in the lives of His children. It’s truly the manifestation of:
- The Last shall be First
- Lender not the Borrower Wealth
- Yoke is easy, Burden light
- Gift making room
- Windows of Heaven opened
- Unmerited Favor
- All things working together for the good
- Quick discipline and fast repentance
- Necessity to walk in Authority
Now you may think that I mean life is perfect without tests or trials, not at all! But, I do mean life at a new level of faith with blessed assurance of living in the Kingdom of God where natural rules don’t apply.
There have been tears during this season, honestly happy and sad. Happy tears are often flowing not just for me but as I see blessings flow in the lives of others (even strangers). I have to keep tissue with me. I just never know when the happy tears will fall.
There is a difference between tears of sadness now than before. Now tears of sadness are more of a release of pain instead of an expression of hopelessness. My tears are literally a prayer and when I’m done crying, the weight is released.
There’s the symptom of sneezing spiritually where there is a quick detox and expulsion of any remnants of the past or unclean to make more room for that which is new and Holy. I’m quickly recognizing any remaining bondage in my life and can quickly identify the root where it started and uproot for once and for all. Forever free!
There has been a greater need for rest as my body adjusts to its new rhythm and role in this season. Guilt free rest which is different from the unfruitful laziness of feeling in despair and not walking in purpose. I rest to prepare my body for doing what is needed to fulfill my purpose.
Now that I recognize what’s going on I’m not mad at the symptoms of this spiritual Hay Fever I’m experiencing. It’s all preparation for this new season. I’m excited, anyone with me?
It’s the 1st Day of Spring and in my area they are calling for snow! It hit me, though seasons change it doesn’t always look like it right away. Make sure you aren’t moved by what you see.
I’ve had some interesting convos lately about the weather. “Should we should stop wearing boots since it’s a new season?” If it’s still cold and snowing you better not put up your coat and boots lol
Prepare for the season you are in with belief that what you should expect will be manifested in the natural and in the spiritual. You don’t want to be caught when the weather changes (seasons and weather are different things) and you haven’t ‘Spring’ cleaned, organized your spring wardrobe, planted your garden, or planned for the next season Summer.
When the season has changed but the weather you are experiencing in life doesn’t match up keep your Faith up, your Work up, and stay in position until you see the “NEW” you are expecting manifest.
“Those too lazy to plow in the right season will have no food at the harvest.”
Proverbs 20:4 NLT
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We must be more grateful. How often do we talk about what we “have to do?” What you “have to do” someone else is praying for the opportunity to do. Truth is, you prayed or hoped for it one day yourself, now that it’s here you treat it as an obligation instead of a privilege! Change your mind and your words:
I get to take care of my spouse and children today!
I get to go to work today!
I get to clean and organize my home today!
I get to lead this team!
I get to teach this lesson!
I get to sing this song!
I get to speak to this group!
I get to write this paper/book!
I get to lead this teleconference!
I get to represent my organization at this meeting!
I get to fellowship with like minded people today!
I get to study your word!
I get to take this class/training!
“Thank you Lord that I get to! It’s my privilege to walk out my portion today!”
So, I want to give you something to think about today. It applies to our relationship with God and all the other relationships in our lives as well.
After thinking about this, I will have to admit there have been times I will confess a short coming, a wrong, an offense, a sin but that’s just merely stating a fact at a particular moment.
For example: I can say, “I’m sorry I raised my voice at you!”
However, to determine the intention of my heart you will have to look at my actions that follow. When we are in a disagreement again, do you notice me taking deep breaths to calm down, listening intently before responding, and/or choosing words of love to express myself. If so, that means that not only did I confess my fault when I told you I was sorry. That means I had a change of heart (repentance) and I’m making a conscious effort not to do that again.
Now does that mean I will never raise my voice again? No, but I should show that I’m working on it by my actions.
Confession is made by the mouth, repentance is made by the heart!
I would take some time and think about confessions you’ve made. Did you have a change of heart or did you just state the facts at the moment to make yourself or the other person feel better?
Examine your prayer time: are you confessing sins knowing you plan to commit the sin again because you intend to make no changes?
After you’ve looked at yourself, take some time and think about those in your life that consistently admit they have done you wrong but you have seen no change. It’s time to set up some boundaries.
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