It is easy to get caught up in your end goals. To get in the mindset that… “once I achieve ________ I will finally have made it.” OR “when ________ happens I will finally be happy.”
We have to keep in mind that…
Life is a constant journey of new forms of happiness & goals.
We can be happy along our journey to achieve a new goal. We can be happy in a waiting period in our life. We do not wait for happiness to come to us. WE MAKE OUR OWN HAPPINESS EVERY SINGLE DAY.
It is especially important to remember this when we are patiently waiting for something to happen or get accomplished in our lives.
YES, be happy when you finally reach that goal you wanted, but do not forget to ALSO be happy every day leading up to it.☆
I was just thinking about something so insane it took me a while to process it:
I know I am loved by God, BUT I am loved by Him FOREVER.
But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ— by grace you have been saved. – Ephesians 2:4-5
People will leave me, people will hurt me, people will not love me… but that is only temporary compared to the love our God gives us.
God loves us forever and all the time. No matter what we do He loves every single part of us.
Whenever you feel unloved remember the one who gave you this life… loves you indefinitely. No love can top God’s love. It is overflowing everyday. He wants to love us and He wants us to love Him.
Anytime you feel unloved take a step back and realize you are SO loved. This love from Him is with you every second.
Psalm 136 Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good,
for his steadfast love endures forever.
Fear HE IS a liar.
This sentence contains the biggest truth that can be applied to each of us amazing humans.
Fear can literally stop you from reaching your full potential, achieving goals, and cultivating relationships with others. This is why fear needs to be talked about (and be completely eliminated from our lives).
But now thus says the LORD, he who created you, O Jacob, he who formed you, O Israel: “Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine.
Think of instances where fear has stopped you.
I know when I think of some instances I feel less of myself for not going after what I wanted at the time all because of this thought in my head called fear.
BUT I want you to know you can break down that barrier to be completely fearless in your life. Fear does not have to always win when you have God by your side all the time.
6 The Lord is on my side; I will not fear.
What can man do to me?
You stopping yourself from achieving things comes down to YOU at the end of the day. The people around us should not in ANY WAY stop us from ANYTHING. We are all imperfect, so why should it matter what another thinks when OUR GOD believes in us 100% for the rest of our lives here and beyond?
What others think should not let fear take over and what you think should not let fear take over… because GOD OVERRIDES all of that. He overrides the fear and tells you we are HIS. We have been created fearless through Him.
2 Timothy 1:7
7 for God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.
Hi amazing person!☆
I think it is so important to realize that we not only need to stay close to God when we are praying to Him before we go to bed or on our way to work in the morning, but we constantly need this closeness to Him throughout our WHOLE day.
God is like our friend or family member. We are always checking in and talking with them for advice or just occurrences throughout our day. We need to interact and stay close with our God in a similar way!
Here are a few simple ways:
Reading a devotional.
I love doing this over a topic I am struggling with because I always keep the devotional in my head throughout the day. It is a great way to keep God’s truth in our mind.☆
Pray at random times.
You don’t have to just pray before you go to bed or when you wake up, BUT praying throughout your day just to talk about ANYTHING to God is a great way to keep your relationship strong. You can just start a random conversation with our amazing God and He will listen no matter what.☆
Worship music will take you to different AMAZING heights. They are filled with His truth. There are so many powerful worship songs that you can sing out to God and that will make you feel alive with his immense love!☆
It is so important to constantly keep immersing ourselves in Him so we DO NOT get attacked by the world and its lies.
Find ways that feel NATURAL and that you ENJOY in order to stay close to God throughout each day. Let it fill your heart up so you ALWAYS feel protected, worthy, and filled with the truth of our God. ♡
I have an amazing story to share in this post today!
The other night I prayed to God telling Him I felt like we weren’t as close and I was growing distant from Him.
The next day, my family had a woman come visit our house about our roof and for some reason, she felt compelled to tell her story. She was married for 30 years & got in a messy divorce after her husband cheated on her with her married best friend. WOW. She then lost her 3 sons after losing in the court. She was not allowed to talk to them for a WHOLE YEAR. She became homeless and living off food stamps and others money, but still ended up going to church and donating some of the little amount she had.
She PRAYED AND PRAYED. A year later, she was able to talk to her kids again. Months later out of God’s grace, she got a job in the roofing business. She said even when she had no money in her account somehow the Lord provided to get her through the month. Now today she runs her own roofing business! Even more astonishing, she got hired after all her struggles, on the date she found out her husband cheated on her with her best friend & THEN she started her company years later on her and her ex- husband’s wedding anniversary!
Life came full circle. No matter how low her life dropped, she got lifted up in ways she could not even imagine due to her faithfulness to God.
She had a glow that was filled with the joy of our God. You would never have known the lows she had been through based upon the happiness she radiated.
Also, God answered my prayer and completely placed this instance the other day to bring me closer to Him like I asked!
I hope this story shows you the epitome of our God and that He will provide, He will break what breaks you and lift you up to places you can not even imagine by just having faith in His plans.
God is good.
ALL THE TIME!
Do you have a close friend, family member, or even just an acquaintance who does not believe, but all you want to do is show them who God is?
How do we spread God’s love to others without forcing anything upon them?
The closest way of showing God to non-believers is through who we ARE.
By showing non-believers your light, they will see God working through you. The little things they notice about you such as: your passion for Christ, your friendliness, laughter + smiles, your thoughtfulness to every being, and other traits, will be drawn back to Christ. People want to have those traits. They want to be happy and full of life all the time. Christ gives us that everyday.
By just being yourself, we are able to bring the light of God to the world. Through this, it can be seen to non-believers. It shows them that our amazing God makes us the best versions of ourselves and He does make our lives the fullest it can be.
People take note of the little things whether they verbalize it or not.
Spread the light you have from God to non-believers and you never know what could come out of just being yourself.
Have you been praying and praying, but not seeing anything be answered? It can make you doubt prayer and want to give up on He who loves every part of us.
Let me be the one to say do not give up.
Do not give up on prayer.
Job 22:27 You will pray to him, and he will hear you, and you will fulfill your vows.
I promise he hears you, and will answer to you. He may answer in a way that is not obvious at the time, but as time passes on you will find out he answered your prayer through a hardship or a lesson learned .
Other times, it may be a super obvious answer.
In 1 Book of Samuel, Hannah a second wife, was ridiculed because she could not bear children like the first wife, due to infertility. Hannah prayed to God, “O Lord of Heaven’s Armies, if you will look upon my sorrow and answer my prayer and give me a son, then I will give him back to you. He will be yours for his entire lifetime, and as a sign that he has been dedicated to the Lord, his hair will never be cut (1 Samuel 11).” She was then later blessed with 3 sons and 2 daughters. Hannah said she had been “…pouring out my soul before the Lord (1 Samuel 15).”
No matter how he answers…
POUR YOURSELF INTO HIM
ALWAYS HAVE FAITH IN HIS WORKS
He is here with you. Always.
Ephesians 6:18 And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.