Many of us view life at different angles. Most wish to find happiness, a successful career, the right partner or just to live a comfortable peaceful life. I would always find myself dreaming and often ponder “will I ever fulfil my life purpose?.” It is when you didn’t get the job you wanted or perhaps a relationship failed, you wonder WHY?. I was angry at the fact that things were not going the way I planned.
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:11 NIV
The questions we often ask ourselves are “what’s next?”. How do I pick up the pieces and move on?. For me keeping a Journal helps. I started writing a couple of years ago then stopped. I was prompted last year to read some of my old entries and honestly it really inspired me to start back writing and also to start this blog. I read about when I was at my lowest and the strategies I took to overcome my situation. You see the thing is; I would pray but I would always limit myself when asking for help. I thought I was asking too much of God. Little did I know how much God loves me.
Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest”. Matthew 11:28 NIV
I’ve learnt that in order to shift your situation you must first change what you are speaking to yourself. Change the narrative over your situation. Easier said than done right?. With all that’s happening how am I suppose to stay positive and still deal with the negative. The key is to remain THANKFUL. Having an attitude of gratitude increases positive energy. Having dealt with depression I can say today Thank You Lord that I’m alive and well. Don’t focus on the lack. You have to learn to accept, forgive yourself and move on. Encourage yourself to speak life into dead areas. Believe that things are only going to get better and thank God throughout it all. “No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it”. 1 Corinthians 10:13 NIV
God often speaks to us through dreams and often times I ask for signs. I get epiphanies when dealing with certain situations which always amazes me. Last year I started seeing the numbers 1111 frequently and up to this day I still see it. Sign or coincidence? Either way I’m keeping my thoughts positive. I may not know what the future holds but I know who holds it. Everything takes time; what’s meant for me will always be for me.
“Consider how the wild flowers grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you, not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. Luke 12:27 NIV
If that is how God clothe the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the furnace, how much more will He clothe you, O you of little faith!… Berean Bible Study
If you’re in need of answers find quiet time and pour out your heart to your higher source and if you need a little guidance along the way check out these YouTube Channels. May they be of inspiration to you.