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God’s stability verses my instability...



One thing that is becoming increasingly difficult for me is staying the course, remaining optimistic, and trying to remain consistent in all that I do. I think the difficult part is continuing to remember God’s words in the moments where I feel far from myself and my desired goals. Reminding myself to lean on his words in the moments where I question what’s going on in my life. In my humanity, sometimes I’m not looking for a bible verse, I’m looking for a solution. I’m looking for the quick fix if I must be honest.


Then as I begin to really look at the “meat and potatoes” of why I’m moody or full of anxiety, I realize it all boils down to one fact; I’m not getting what I want in the moment that I want it #smh . I know as believers everyone has these moments, everyone struggles in some area of there life where you know better but you don’t always do better. We tend to revert back to old ways, old habits, and familiar comfort zones.


One of the things I’ve tasked myself with for 2019, is really making a conscious effort to refer back to God’s word in moments where I feel myself really digging into my “flesh”. Usually, we feel anxiety when we are thinking selfishly about what we want for ourselves and the timing we want instead of what God has ordained over our lives. It’s not an easy path to follow. Sometimes you’ll have weak moments where you’ll complain, cry, lash out, and even feel somber for yourself. In other moments you’re full of zest and zeal for God and you know without a doubt the direction you are headed in life.



The thing about our good God is that he is sure even when we are unsure. He is stable even when we are acting unstable. His mind is made up about us even when we can’t seem to make a decision. This is such a relief for me because in my little human capacity, I make mistakes, God does not. It relieves me from thinking I have to have all the answers about my life, because I don’t. I am a one dimensional person, God is #Omnipresent. So naturally, you’d think we would rely on God to guide us because he’s more equipped to do so. However, our sinful nature sometimes creates a wedge and allows us to stray. Here’s what I’d like to submit for your consideration: When you feel yourself becoming scared, anxious, frustrated, or sad... write down a bible verse for each feeling and refer back to the verse when you need to put your life back into God’s perspective of you.


It is only when we lean on God’s word and actually trust him... that he can move in our lives, on his timing, not our own.


 

Scriptures for the road


1 Peter 5:6-7 New Living Translation (NLT)

So humble yourselves under the mighty power of God, and at the right time he will lift you up in honor.Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you.


Psalm 31:14-15 New Living Translation (NLT)

14 But I am trusting you, O Lord, saying, “You are my God!” 15 My future is in your hands. Rescue me from those who hunt me down relentlessly.


Psalm 37:7-8 New Living Translation (NLT)

Be still in the presence of the Lord, and wait patiently for him to act. Don’t worry about evil people who prosper or fret about their wicked schemes.

Stop being angry! Turn from your rage! Do not lose your temper— it only leads to harm.


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