This year, I decided I wanted to walk in God’s best for my life as I worked introspectively on three important areas: mind, soul and body. I’m a planner. I have alternate options for everything I set my mind to. If option A doesn’t work out, I don’t have to worry because, I have options b,c and d. I never saw that as a problem until recently.
If I am honest with myself, I believe the only reason why I purposefully prefer to have alternative plans is because, I despise rejection and the feeling of getting my hopes up only to get disillusioned once again. I can blame my actions on having an administrative and perfection-oriented mentality. However, this behavior comes from being let down by my dad time after time. He didn’t know how to be relational with anyone, I just happen to be his daughter. Where I once felt pain, all I have to give to my dad is love and grace. This part of my journey has allowed my story to become more powerful and more profound.
Instead of playing it safe, let go of your fear and hold on to your faith.
Don’t depend on people more than you depend on God.
Faith is preparing before the blessing comes. Having a plan b is unnecessary when Jesus is on your side. Don’t dig up in doubt what you planted in faith. In the kingdom, there is no plan b. God is your everything.
Unless you change the way you think, you will never see what is in front of you.
Seasons change but the Savior NEVER does. You can’t choose your season but, you can choose your spirit. We can be fruitful, faithful, and passionate Christians in every single season of our lives because Jesus comes with us throughout.
I chose to wake up every day and say:
“Lord, no matter what is going on, I will choose you and serve you.”
“You answer our prayers with amazing wonders and with awe-inspiring displays of power. You are the righteous God who helps us like a father. Everyone, everywhere looks to you are the confidence of all the earth, even to the farthest islands of the sea.” (Psalm 65:5)
Trust God! Your rejection in one season can lead to your destiny in the next. It won’t destroy you; it will develop you. You can’t expect God’s best if you are not willing to walk in close fellowship with Him everyday. Being receptive to the leadings of the holy spirit is not optional for christian living.
God knows every detail about your life and the circumstances you are in. Learn how to obey a God who doesn’t do details and watch how you will begin to see life through the eyes of faith.