“but I run with passion into His abundance so that I may reach the purpose that Jesus Christ has called me to fulfill and wants me to discover.”Philippians 3:12
Life without fail throws challenges our way that knock us off course, at times leaving us to feel lost and confused on our next move. Unpredictability is a hard concept for us to accept when so much can be on the line. Although in the moment it seems there is no light at the end of the tunnel, be rest assured that God has a plan for you.
Loss of a job, a loved one, a home and so on, can take a major toll on our minds. Leading to overthinking, impulsivity based on emotion and stress making the situation worse in our hearts. In your lowest moments, don’t suffer alone or in silence. Bring your concerns to the Lord and talk to Him.
Don’t forget to look at every loss as a lesson. It is normal to feel strong emotions in times of loss. Even when it feels like the last thing you are capable of in the moment, let go of your need for control and take a moment to breathe. You just reached an end of your chapter in the book of life. This perspective will help you be ready for your next chapter, rather than dwell on an environment or person that no longer serves a greater purpose for your life. God is ready to help guide you and when what is right for you comes, you will know.
When you make room for the Lord to work in your life, you may find that you had been led astray from your true purpose. Our human need for stability often comes from an immense need of control over our lives. When we allow ourselves to lead a life of self-fulfillment, we often find ourselves making mistakes that set us back. Take care of yourself, but also care for those around you. Sometimes our purpose is to serve for more than just ourselves.
God made us all in His perfect creation. It doesn’t matter how old we get, we can still discover more about ourselves and how we can make an impact on this Earth. As we learn about ourselves we discover that we have more to bring to the table at the next opportunity that comes. Being comfortable where you are in life is great, but you never know what you are missing out on due to choosing to be safe and not take risks.
Start that venture you always wanted to, reconnect with old friends, whatever you do make sure it makes you happy. God doesn’t want to watch us struggle, but still gives us the freedom to make our own decisions. He wants to lead you to your fullest potential; and the hardest pill to swallow is that it may not look like what you wanted for yourself.
Spend less time concerning yourself with what the world can do for you, and focus on what you can do for the world. This doesn’t have to fall solely into where you work either. Make time for whatever you are passionate about. You may feel can’t explore your passions due to schedules or pressures of daily life, but make time for it. It will be worth it! Be unapologetic about canceling plans or rearranging your busy schedule to make time for you.
Life is unpredicitable. We all walk through life in a journey to discover ourselves and our purpose during our time here. Be grateful for every good thing that comes to you. Continuously give thanks to the Lord as blessings come into your life. Most importantly, don’t view your losses as the end of the line. God has a plan for you that is richer than any decision you can make on your own.
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