This topic makes me so emotional because there were countless of times when I just couldn’t see past what I was going through. I couldn’t see past my circumstances. I couldn’t see past the negativity. I just couldn’t see the light nor what God was trying to show me during my time of going through and those times were my worst times because I felt like I was just stuck and not going anywhere in life. I honestly felt and thought that it was going to be the end for me and that everything I dreamed or imagined myself accomplishing, I wasnt going to be able to accomplish or do. BUT I am here to testify that God is a GOOD GOD!!
Where does your faith meter stop at when you’re going through hardships? Do you even have faith when you’re going through or do you just allow your thought of how things are going to turn out drag you into a deep hole of stress or depression?
I’ve learned to not allow what I see in the natural to move me.
Sometimes you just have to see past what your circumstances, hardships, and or trials are saying and believe that you will get through, or you will get that job, or that, the light bill will get paid, or that your children will be fed, or that your finances will increase, or that you will be healed whole or that you will sign off on that house, or that your life will change for the better.. Whatever you are battling with, you must have faith that what you’re seeing or hearing is nowhere near as close to being as great as what’s to come to you.
Faith – complete trust or confidence in someone or something
I was talking to my best friend Angie today, and she was the one who really inspired me to write about faith today because of what she was going through not knowing that her calling me and venting to me actually boosted my faith in God today. She said something so valid to me. She said, “Now T, what I would like for you to do is write about faith today because having faith is really important and it’s so easy for us to forget that there is even a God to have faith in when we are going through something.” LISTEN!! I know for a fact that she didn’t understand how much her saying that to me today meant nor what it did for me. Let me explain.
Lately, I’m going to be completely honest here.. I haven’t been feeling like my writing has been serving it’s purpose due to the lack of “likes and shares” i’ve been receiving. BUT God really used my best friend to speak to me today. She’ll know once she reads this blog how much it meant to me.
Man! It’s just amazing how God works.
But yes, God used her today.
When she said “what I would like for you to do today is write about faith….” my heart dropped. Like it literally fell out of my chest lol. Why? Because, here I am, worried and discouraged about my writing and it not serving it’s purpose (lacking faith in the very thing God gifted me to do) due to the likes and shares… Due to what my eyes could see instead of just having faith and believing that even if I didn’t receive not 1 like or share that God allowed my writing to reach and serve whomever it needed to reache and serve. I swear, I was not thinking about writing today. Like at all. But GOD!
“For we walk by faith, not by sight.” 2 Corinthians 5:7 (ESV)
Walk trusting and believing that God will make a way. That God will show that He is God. Be faithFULL.. FULL of faith and faithful to the man who will provide you with any and everything you need and desire.
So whatever you may be battling with, dealing with, going through, or thinking.. I say, shift from looking at it (whatever it is) and start making moves to get through it.
If that’s looking for a better paying job, getting counseling, getting better knowledge on something, simply asking someone for help, going to a shelter, praying more, or changing the way you view things(speaking to myself), START making moves off of faith. Start having faith in God and in yourself. KNOW that God will do everything he promised you. He will never leave you nor forsake you. He will forever provide for you. He will always hear you when you pray. He will comfort you and send you someone to confide in. He will be there to see you through and get you through. He will strengthen you.
“So also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead.” James 2:17 (ESV)
Faith without actions to prove your faith is worthless.
So, from this day forward I choose to have faith in my writing, and of course in God. I choose to accept the likes and shares I do receive and I choose to view them differently. I choose to trust and believe that everything God showed me and told me will come to pass. I may get 1 like but that doesn’t mean that more than one person didn’t read what I wrote and it definitely doesn’t mean that my writing didn’t serve it’s purpose.
I choose to have confidence today and forever and I pray that you will also decide to have faith and not walk by what your circumstances, feelings, emotions, or hardships are showing you and saying to you.
“See the glory even in the midst of your trials.” – Terran Robinson
The energy you have when you’re uplifted and everything in life seems to be going good should be the same energy you have when you’re going through. That positive uplifting spirit you have when you’re happy should be the same spirit you have when you’re going through. Why? because in my last blog I said everything that God has us go through is for our good. (Romans 8:28)
So, if you’re in a place in your life where you’re just going through or doubting yourself, have faith, keep your head up and do NOT be moved. Find the joy in your problems, find the growth and keep moving forward. You got this!! God has you in the palms of his hands and he loves you!♥
I pray this blesses whomever needed it. Thank you so much for reading.