If you are currently reading this blog, it means you are still in the land of the living and for that I say, DON'T RELENT.....DON'T QUIT......PUT GOD BACK IN THE DRIVER'S SEAT. Many can attest to the fact that 2022 has surprisingly been just as difficult or even more difficult than 2020 and 2021. Many are still losing their jobs, homes, cars, and loved ones. Numerous research studies have also shown that anxieties and depression rates are at an all-time high and there is much confusion looming.
If I can be very transparent, I too have been having my moments. On a recent trip to California, I sat looking through the plane window with tears streaming down my face and soaking my cloth mask. I gently wiped my eyes hoping that no one saw me. With 5 hours to go on the flight, I decided to pour out my heart to God. In a faint voice, I said...."God, have you been seeing my tears? Have you been hearing my prayers?" After what initially, felt like an eternity, I saw an open vision of myself slumped on the altar before God.
As much as I love God and was obedient to His assignments, truth was, I wanted to be the one in control of how fast things were completed in my life. How many can agree that they really want some painful seasons in their life to quickly pass with the snap of a finger? Yep, that's me. Matter of fact let me raise my two hands in agreement. Sometimes we want God to go 120 mi/hr in a 45 mi/hr zone!!! In some areas, we want to take control away from God.
As I continued soaking my mask and assessing what God was showing me in the vision, I knew He wanted me to surrender all areas of my life to Him, not just some areas. GOD WANTED TO BE IN CONTROL. He wanted me to relinquish everything that was affecting my soul and causing me to be burdened. He wanted me to put it all on the altar before Him. Within a few minutes, I intentionally started to shift my focus and a praise bellowed from deep within. My praise then unlocked an uncommon peace. At this moment my posture was one of thanksgiving, gratefulness and humility.
Though some things might be out of wack in my life, I still had every reason to be grateful for the things that were still going right. I still had many reasons to praise God. God was able to fix what was broken in my life but that was dependent on ME. I HAD TO GIVE HIM CONTROL SO HE COULD FIX EVERY AREA OF MY LIFE.
Today I encourage you, despite how difficult this season of your life is, believe that God will fix things if you allow Him. He desires to carry our burdens (Psalm 68:19) and His word declares in 2 Corinthians 4:8-9 that "we are hard-pressed on every side, but not crushed, perplexed but not in despair, persecuted but not abandoned, struck down but not destroyed.
*GIVE GOD BACK CONTROL OF YOUR LIFE!!
*HE KNOWS WHAT'S BEST FOR YOU THAN YOU DO!!
*HE IS ABLE TO FIX EVERY BROKEN AREA!!
*HE WANTS TO CARRY YOUR BURDEN
*HE DOES NOT NEED YOUR HELP!!
Have a great day.
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