Wednesday, February 9, 2011
life is messy!
We live in a world that's broken, confused, sinful to say the least jam packed with opinions, media, crap and a whole bunch of other stuff!! that subliminally works away at our authentic hearts, mind ~ yes, even souls and often leads us to conform to TRYING to live like this.... we were NEVER to be ~ you know, obsessed, stressed, totally controlling, manipulating (wonder if a man created that word?!) ... and perfect..in place...keeping up...looking good...just right and eventually, whatever we focus on ends up controlling us. DO YOU UNDERSTAND WHAT I AM SAYING. It ain't right ~ was never meant to be that way .... & then just when we are fooling ourselves (and everyone else) that everything is just peachy, the bottom of everything drops out... the sky starts to fall, the stock market crashes, gas prices go up, the price of gold goes sky high but we only wear silver so we can't "cash" anything in, grief and sadness abound all around ...you get the picture...
and we are faced with the bottom of a pit. which reminds me ~ if you ever get the chance buy Beth Moore's book "Get Out of the Pit" ~ it will TRANSFORM YOU LIFE!! When we "seem" to have failed at what the "world" thinks we should be doing, we are so consumed with disappointment, fear, guilt, bitterness (another truckload of "fill in the blanks" here, too!) we find that we have lost complete focus in everything, or just about everything. and then Word of God speak!!!
"Anxiety in a man's heart weighs it down..." Proverbs 12:25
and life looks like this: broken, messy, mixed up, spilling out (insert big "sigh" sound effect) BUT
listen....right now, I am the BOSS of YOU.....When you have gotten to this point, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE (speaking from experience here) YOU have just GOT to STOP and jump off of the merry-go-round (don't worry, it is sand underneath so you are not going to get hurt...stop "putzing" and just jump) and yes, "putzing" is a word, I think! anyways... (oh and BTW, I am preaching to ME right now!)
STOP nthinking about what the world thinks and START listening to what GOD is saying, duh. (it really is that easy!) and be blessed when those angels on earth call to say I'm praying ... I'm standing in the gap with you ... when you hear that sound, or think that thought ~ YOU know it was God saying .... I AM!
Once you have jumped and stopped.... now you can LOOK, LISTEN, & LEARN all that He has in store for you. YOU can not do this for anyone else but YOU. If you are doing this for someone else, um, it ain't gonna work. YOU need to be READY.... alerting ~ waiting for your Groom to take you into His everlasting arms. REST! & then ... it is time to get READY. It is time...to change your thought process for YOU..to change your mind for YOU and by all means change your focus for YOU, because YOU are worth it. It is TIME and YOU can do it...because WELLNESS is that important ~ God so loves YOU (& me!) and .... we are SPFer's (Strong Powerful Females!!)
"God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of POWER, LOVE and Self-Discipline" 2 Tim 1:7 repeat after me ... remember what God shows you in the dark is meant to be lived out in the light!! The University of Pain stinks ~ yet, I think my cracked vessel kinda shines these days. and that's where we LEARN ... what are you learning thru your life? share it, see God's hand in it all ... love Him more today than yesterday. Oh and when you can't utter the words ~ sigh, for the Lord hears our groans, even our moaning ~ and turns them to God's ear ... and whispers "see, she's trying & she's ours!" God so loves YOU & ME!! xoxo, m