As I sit up and write this blog, I can’t help but wonder about the things that we allow to stress us. Every day we are given a choice. We make so many decisions throughout the entire day. What to wear. What to eat or where to eat. What to drive; if we even am grateful enough to have that choice. What to say or what not to say. If we want to smile or frown. Choosing to watch tv or listen to the radio. Well, you get it. I can go on and on. So with that being said, you also have the choice of what goes in your ears or what you see today. It is all up to you.
As a RN, I met so many people who were fed up with where they were, yet they were all afraid of movement. I mean, yes, that sounds crazy to me as well. But sometimes some individuals feel they don’t have choices. It is either this or nothing. So they stick with “this”. And “this” is where majority of their stress comes from. Why would you choose to stay in a place or relationship (not marriage), where you know it is defeating you? God gave you multiple things. And one of those are “free will of choice.” Soooo…the decision today is yours. Why are you choosing to stay in a stressful situation? Why are you choosing to jeopardize your health? Why are you choosing to give up your joy, peace and happiness?
Your one decision away from walking into what God called you to.
So many people are in a place of defeat, loneliness, hurt, poverty, bitterness or shame. But as I got up that morning of October 21, 2018 as a RN, I realized that we are all 1 decision away from getting where we desire to be. It was time to remove one of the most stressful situations of my life. Even walking away from 6 figures a year, I desired more for my life. Most of the time we stay stuck there, because it is comfortable. Or it is what we are “used to.” Or we don’t know anything else. God had already given each one of us gifts and talents. And it is up to us to utilize them. If you never move or never remove that thing or person that you are holding so tight to, then God can’t take you where He wants. Probably, because you trust what you see vs what He can do through and for you. What is keeping your from your NEXT??. Your voice is the key to unlock that door. Don’t be like the man at the pool of Bethesda (John 5 NKJV.)
Today……YOU HAVE BEEN GIVEN A CHOICE. CHOOSE WISELY?
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“Walking through the Wilderness: 60 Day devotional
24 hours………yep, we all get the same amount of time every day. I love it when someone says, “I want to work out, but I don’t ever have enough time,” or “I would love to start my own business, but I never have enough time”, or “I need to go to the doctor for this pain in my side”, BUT UGH…… yep, you guessed it, “I DO NOT HAVE ENOUGH TIME.”
It is amazing to me how so many people have time for what the have to do, instead of what they desire to do. Most people get up early to be at a job, that could lay them off in a split second. Get up early, to go in on their off day, for “OVERTIME”. Yet, we never have time for ourselves. Well, I wonder, if we weren’t on social media all day, instead of just a couple of minutes or hours (because social media is amazing), would we have enough time? In Ecclesiastes 9:11, God’s Word says, “I returned and saw under the sun that—The race is not to the swift,Nor the battle to the strong,Nor bread to the wise,Nor riches to men of understanding,Nor favor to men of skill;But time and chance happen to them all.” That means that when you feel this intuition or someone comes to you with a word or you get a “gut feeling”; that could be God sending messages to you.
That could be your chance to change your life and the trajectory of your family generation. By YOU stepping into what is already yours, could open up so many doors. Most people just keep praying about it, when God continues to send messages (small glimpse) to tell you “this is a part of your prayer.” But if you are looking for the answered prayer in a different way, you will miss God all the time. Because, most of the answers that God sends us, comes to us in ways we did not expect.
Yet, on the other side of this; so many people get out of alignment because we go ahead of Gods Timing. We don’t ask for confirmation or seek Him first. We just move without asking God to direct or lead us. And during those times, the only thing we can do is WAIT. Yes, I said it, “wait”. It was like I yelled at you, right? None of us want to wait. Waiting feels like we are wasting time. Well, it is not. It is intentionally waiting on God to show us the next step. It is preparing you to step into what God already has for you. It is trusting that He will still provide all you need. It is growing you even in the tough times. And it is placing a a faith in you that will forever be unwavering. That is where I am at now. I know I moved in God’s timing. Even if I do not see all the way down the road, God still shows us a small light in front of us that allows for us to take a step. Not a jump…..but a small step. When it is clear, He will shine His light a little more.
This week, trust the process. Trust that there is purpose on the other side of the pain. Trust that God has a better plan than you can see. Trust His guidance. God orders you steps and your stops. Because He knows the ideal time for you to arrive at your destination.