|Which direction do YOU choose?|
This past week literally felt like HELL to me and it's easy to find yourself attempting to drown out your sorrows with bad habits. When everything seems out of your control, it's also interesting to see how we react over the few things in life that we are still able to control. I jogged my best 3 mile time last week, all of a sudden the usual lack of breath didn't even bother me, something about that jog freed me from the stress surrounding me and helped me gather my thoughts and emotions. I made my bed every day, sounds silly, but every morning I woke up and made my bed before leaving the house which is not a usual occurrence in the life of "Mesha." It wasn't until the end of the week that I realized it was one area in my life I was able to organize and by doing that simple task it made me feel accomplished and a little less like a failure.
I feel like I watched the last 9 years of my life vanquish over night with the events of this past week and needless to say - it hurt! The Bible says, "Therefore, there is now NO condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus," I've learned that to be true in CHRIST, not so much with people though. Even through the heartbreak, I'm thankful for the events of this past week and know in my heart what I am doing and although others may look at me from the outside in with cold hearts - all that matters is how God looks into the depths of MY heart. For those who may think contrary, unfortunately they didn't know, love or respect me enough in the first place. The reality of my situation is that my scars may be a bit uglier than the ones others bare, but Christ is still the healer of them all.
|NEW Chapter of my life...|
It wasn't something I wanted, but it happens with any good book...I've turned THIS page in my life and I'm onto a NEW CHAPTER.
VERSE OF THE DAY:
One of my friends said to me today, "If you fall seven times, make sure you get up eight." It reminded me of the verse I chose for today...
Proverbs 24:16 (NLT)
"The godly may trip seven times, but they will get up again.
But one disaster is enough to overthrow the wicked."
I'm choosing not to let what felt like a DISASTER this past week to overthrow me...I'M GETTING UP!
Ali shared a devotional with me today that Mandi sent her and it really encouraged me in the midst of everything. It reminded me of the only one who not only wont, but CAN'T fail me. It reminded me not to be angry, bitter or upset no matter how right or wrong I think things are handled or a picture is portrayed.
“For all the promises of God in Him are Yes, and in Him Amen, to the glory of God through us.” 2 Corinthians 1:20
We all have family and friends who have made promises to us; to help us; to stay with us; to love us; to give us something; or to stand up for us. We believed them because they ‘gave us their word.’ When someone gives you their word, you should be able to trust them. But because we are people, living in these fleshly bodies and living in the world, we sometimes make promises that we can’t keep; sometimes we ‘give our word’ and our promise falls through. But thank God that He is not like us; He is not limited in what He can do.
God gave us His Word, that He would help us; that He would never leave nor forsake us. The Lord gave us His Word that He would protect us and keep us; supply our needs; and comfort us when we hurt. When you begin to doubt that help is coming, you must remind yourself that God gave you His Word and “God is not a man, that He should lie. He is not human, that He should change His mind. Has He ever spoken and failed to act? Has He ever promised and not carried it through?” Number 23:19 NIV
As you face this day and face tomorrow; as trials and tribulations, tests and troubles try to come your way, remind yourself that God gave you His Word that ‘you are more than a conqueror.’ As you are tempted to sin against God, and wonder if you are strong enough to say no, remind yourself that God gave you His Word that ‘you can do all things through Christ which strengthens you.’ The Lord gave you His Word that if you come to Him, He would give you rest; He gave you His Word that if you keep your mind stayed on Him, He would give you perfect peace. He gave you His Word that if you acknowledge Him in all your ways, He would direct your paths. He gave you His Word!!