Here we go again , another month has ended and a new one has started. Yet, for so many of us, it seems time stood still weeks, months, years ago and it’s refusing to move.
Our children may still be in harm’s way, our finances may still look very troubling, our marriages and businesses may be on the verge of collapsing…but there is one important aspect we often neglect and seem to forget: in spite of how bad it may look, we are still alive!!
Listen, the breath of life is not a right. It’s a privilege. It’s a gift. No one does anything to earn the right to live on this earth. If that was the case some of the greatest people that ever lived would still be alive today, just because of what they accomplished in their lifetime.
No matter how ugly our situations may look, God was gracious enough to grant us one more day. Let’s be thankful and let’s strive to move forward.
One thing my personal life, experiences and especially motherhood has taught me, was to live in the moment and to take it one day at a time. Each new day is an opportunity to do better, to be greater and to reach higher.
Our Lord Jesus put it in the best words possible:
“Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life? And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is alive and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? Therefore do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the Gentiles seek after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble. “ Matthew 6:25-34 ESV
Recently, God took me through the process of dismantling my trust system and made me realize that although I professed I was a believer, my trust was in the things I had and not in the One who blessed me with it. It wasn’t until I lost it all and almost lost my mind that I realized that I had been lying to myself. Was it painful? Yes! Was it necessary? Very much so! Trust me, I fought with all I got, I struggled with God to keep hold of “what was mine”. Yet, the more I fought, the more it slipped away. Until, I couldn’t fight anymore.
When God made me powerless, that’s when I realized where the true power lied. I learned the true meaning of trusting God with everything that is dear to me. I learned to go to Him first, to speak when He speaks, to move when He moves, and to fly when He flies. See, trusting God is simply like floating on water for swimmers. It only happens when you are able to fully relax and surrender.
This is why, as long as Peter kept is eyes on Jesus ( fully trusted Him), he could do the impossible and walk on water, but the moment he looked down, he started sinking.
What have we been holding on to and refusing to let go? What step have we been afraid to take? This month, I hear God simply say, ” Trust me…I got you”. He got your back, and just like Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego, He may have been silent, but He will be right there with you in the fire. Do you know why? Simply because,
that’s where He has been all along. He was just waiting for you to trust Him enough to jump right in!
God bless you and happy November!
Categories: Motivation & Inspiration