Trusting God throughout our life is important!
There will be times when we must live by faith and not sight. We must trust God through everyday life and know that his plan is being unfolded as we continue to say yes to him. It's not just doing one season but all seasons of life.
The Bible speaks of guarding our heart. What does that mean to you? I find it means that God wants us to know that there will be hard times and we will need to protect ourselves. Words can either hurt or help us. God doesn't want us to guard our heart against good news, but against a real enemy of our soul that wants to destroy our lives.
Ephesians 6:12 (NIV)
12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.
SHUT THE DOOR TO THE ENEMY OF YOUR SOUL ~
As I struggled to find the right key to open the door, I realize it takes the right key to do so. It takes surrender of my will to God's will for my life. Our spiritual lives are the same way, we often struggle with our past, our present and even the wonder of the future. God has prepared a way greater than we can imagine and he only wants a yes from us. There is no need to worry about people thinking you are not good enough, because God knows you are more than good enough, he created you. God doesn't call the qualified, but qualifies the called!
I remember being a little kid and walking to school. I would cry because I knew that school would be hard for me and that kids would tease me. I didn't know how to guard my heart or even talk to anyone. I was a loner kid and I always wanted to grow up to have friends. I remember the words of kids that hurt me. I remember being called fat, dumb and nobody wanted to play at school with me. I remember my 4th grade teacher even laughing at me for not knowing how to spell a word.
Once again, I didn't know how to guard my heart and I began wrong thinking. Not everyone does the right thing in life, but from all these ugly experiences as a kid to remind me of what not to say. I also spoke words to myself that someday I would grow up and teach kindness. I have always wanted to live kindness. If I could have only knew this as a child. I see now that I went to school with a defeated attitude and fear gripped my heart. As an adult, I have learned to let God open the door of my heart and surround myself with people of kindness.
SOMEDAY IS HERE ~
What is in your heart that has hurt you and you need to cast it away?
Don't replay negative words or times of life. Cast them off and grow into a stronger person. We don't need to focus on yesterdays of life, but focus on today. Your now is very important and we learn from others. Treating other with kindness is so important. Treating yourself with kindness is important. I am not a dumb person and never was. I am a smart confident woman today and I like myself. Sure I can somethings different, but I'm working on me.
THE KEY ~
OPEN THE DOOR OF YOUR HEART
Receive God's love and begin to change inside. The inside changes, leads to the outside changing. Life is way to short to dwell on things you can not change. Change the things you can and press forward. Let your negative experiences go and learn from them. The devil is real and wants to destroy your life and not live in freedom with God. Today, it's all about the freedom my friend and a new day that brings new choices. What we think upon matters and so do you!
1 John 4:4 King James Version (KJV)Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.
My prayers continue for those who read my blog, your family and friends. Guard your heart my friend against words and actions of others.