ENCOURAGEMENT FOR TODAY: A Reason to take Another Step
I had a rough week filled with distractions, unrealistic expectations, hurts, disappointments, missed goals, and the reminder that I am far from who I would like to be. I found myself angry and complaining about people and situations that I believed were getting in the way of what seemed right and fair. The more I believed the problem was the lack of willingness to change in the people or situation, the more frustrated I became. Then I was reminded of something I tell others, “Am I sad or are others bad?” The truth is that I was sad because I was not getting what I wanted and I was looking to everyone except the Lord to get what I wanted. Once again, in my hurt and desire (for a well-meaning intent), I was trusting in my timing and my way instead of trusting that God is big and bad enough to handle me, other people and every situation in His way and in His time.
Man, that’s hard stuff. Yet, when that reminder hit my heart again, I was able to stop pointing my anger and frustration at people and situations, pray instead, and focus on taking all my stuff (frustrations, expectations, hurts and all- which He already knows) to Him so that He can teach me and take care of everything else in His way and timing. That gives me a reason to take another step. Does that mean I am just over it and I no longer have those feelings, absolutely not. It means that I got a well-needed reality check that God is God and I am not.
Hope that encourages you.
You can do this!
Dream Madly, Pursue Wildly, Trust Completely
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