Picking up from where we left off last blog post (for those that have not read the previous post, please be sure to go back and read so that you may follow along)…let me tell you a little something about worry. Worry is another word for Anxiety. Anxiety is excessive concern in something that brings on an emotional state. It can also come in the form of reasoning or continuously defending, justifying actions. Reasoning can be always trying to figure out something, always wanting to fix personal situations of self or others. When we operate in these things it can bring on confusion. When we are confused, we can experience a loss of clarity which in turn makes us vulnerable and highly susceptible to manipulation and deception.
Friends, I just want to share that the Lord is really orchestrating some things and I can’t help my excitement levels for Him and all He is doing!!!!
What does this mean for you?? Well, it’s quite simple and something I want to encourage you with today.
You know, sometimes things don’t happen right away for a reason. The Lord is really checking to see your level of commitment and if you are willing to weather not seeing the breakthrough right away! The bigger something is sometimes the more time and effort we have to be willing to sow to bring in that level of a harvest!!!
Our morning is not going to go as planned. We are in stand still traffic and now two emergency vehicles have passed us by. Our daughter is going to be late to school and I am going to be fortunate if I arrive home to my work appointments on time. The tension is magnified and it’s time I do something with this negative energy that is overwhelming my mind. I breathe in and then release a BIG long sigh…
It’s that moment…
The moment I can either panic or that moment I decide to surrender to the Lord. I look back and our daughter is undoing her pigtails and making a mess in the back seat. If I don’t adjust my attitude, I am going to lose my temper. It’s not her fault, she is being 3.
Last time we met friends, we were discussing, what it means to be more like-minded in Christ. What does like-minded in Christ mean for our lives?? If we choose to be more like-minded, He abides in us so we are no longer relying on our own strength to accomplish and create results, we are instead relying on His strength and trusting His timing for the results, for the promotion, for the life changes! In the meantime, He is guiding, steering, and directing us!
What release of FREEDOM! We don’t have to figure anything out! We can choose to take the pressure off of ourselves to perform altogether! Why? Because, He has us in the palm of His hand and as His child, He is nurturing us and teaching us what we need to know, so when the time comes for the promotion, we are passing the test with flying colors. All the seeds we sowed into the ground, all the time we spent learning, has now paid off in dividends and we are reaping a bountiful harvest IF and only IF we wait on Him to produce that fruit in our lives. We just have to be willing to ‘be’ and ‘be led’ by Him! That simple, He does the rest!