#still here #June #2018
Don’t dwell in the seasons of yesterday or what may not have worked out. Do not be overwhelmed by the pressures of life. Just because things are not working out for you in the midst of the moment, does not mean that it is over. God has not forgotten about you. Take a minute to breathe. No matter how complicated things are and how bad you may feel, breathe. Nothing or no one has the ability to take any power from us, unless we allow it. When it’s all said and done, we determine how we will be able to handle those failures, let downs, disappointments and setbacks. Whatever you’re facing and enduring is only temporary just remember to breathe and slow down if you have to. Remove all unnecessary weight if needed. For example, unnecessary weight could be paying on a house and a car that you do not need instead of downsizing. Unnecessary weight can also take up too much of your schedule such as joining every meeting, club, organization, project and program that can cause you to be burned out. There is no time to process what’s going on, because it seems like you have no time to your self and everything is always a deadline. Instead of it being a hobby or something that you enjoy, it can become a burden. Going the extra mile is a wonderful quality, however when it is taking a toll on your mental, emotional, physical and spiritual health, then it is not worth it. Don’t grieve your spirit. Take a moment to breathe.
Another form of unnecessary weight can be hanging around the wrong people or person. Hanging or being around the wrong people can be detrimental to your personal growth and development as well as your blessings. If it’s causing you more harm or if it will in the long run, Release them. Don’t waste years of your life staying tied and connected to wrong person. Remove them weights off of your shoulders. It will be more painful to keep them around than letting them go.
Take time to smell the flowers on your life journey, which sometimes may not be easy. The Lord does things in decency and in order. If you have to force something to work out, instead of waiting the proper time and season, then you will have to deal with the bitter end of those seeds that you have sown. Everything has to go through a process to get to purpose. Taking matters into your own hands will only create more damage. Again, enjoy the journey along the way. While you are in the midst of process and seasons of waiting, remember to breathe. Allow the Lord to comfort you in the time of your weakness and weariness.
It is written in 2 Corinthians 1:3-1:4 that “Blessed [be] God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort; Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God”.
Enjoy the journey along the way. We cannot get time back. The joy of the Lord shall be your strength. Your circumstances are not meant to deplete you but to increase you to become greater! Check out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VognqV_4Egc