There is a season for everything! For grief, for anger, for pain…..these trials will come into our life! Guarantee! It’s how we handle the trials that counts! How long do we allow these emotions to hang around? Do we allow these emotions to scar us for life and to determine who we are?? To block us from our good future?Or do we allow God to work in our life?
Today I am thinking of mindfulness and wholeheartedness. As much as we may want to receive the prosperity and abundance that is promised to us Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the thoughts and plans that I have for you, says the Lord, thoughts and plans for welfare and peace and not for evil, to give you hope in your final outcome.” There are things in our life which may keep us from it.
The Lord asks us to give ourselves to Him, to seek Him with all our heart. Jeremiah 29:13 “Then you will seek ME, inquire for, AND require ME and find ME when you search for ME with all your heart.”
In these passages He is speaking to all the captives (carried away into exile from Jerusalem into Babylon) but the point is…….. He is speaking to Captives….. we are all captives in some form or another;until we let go of the past, the pain, the hurt, the UNforgiveness.….etc……
So, YES, God has a plan for our life. But the plan is not a guarantee! It requires us to accept, to open up and receive. We must get out of our own way so that we can receive the plan God has for us; the plan HE has had since our creation! We must give our self over to God so that He can have His way with us! 🙂
You can not give yourself over to God 100% (with a whole heart) if you are spending your time in the past. Let go of it and step into the future that has been planned for you. It is so important that we breathe and accept that today is today and yesterday is just that…..yesterday; the past. It is not today and we do not have to let it be a block to our future. I know it is hard for people to understand that we can let go of the past…..it is not necessary to our survival in life and we will never thrive in life hanging onto this baggage (absolutely not). We will suffer. I am mostly thinking of unforgiveness here. Pain, grudges, anger, self loathing, self-pity,…..these are not words (emotions,) that allow us to flow with the stream; they cause us to fight it. And if you fight the flow then you will be tired and exhausted! You will get nowhere! You know this to be true.
So let go and let God. Don’t just say it. You know if you are willing and able to receive the blessings God wants to give you; with a whole heart! And I pray everyday that the world will begin to understand this…more..and more….and more!