Looking back over my journal entries from last year revealed one reoccurring theme to me. Just how much I lived by my emotions. Not only was I pregnant during this time but to top it all off, I truly endured some rather trying test and trials. So I wanted to explore this topic because, in a sermon, I heard a pastor say "As long as you can be moved, you can't be effective!" This statement struck a chord with me because I've experienced plenty of moments where I have allowed my feelings to run the course of my day, in turn, causing me not to get much, if anything, accomplished.
Has anyone ever assumed something about you? Was it something true or was it something completely false? Many times when people believe something they take it as the truth, whether the information is right or wrong. I have had my share of different things people have assumed about me over the years. Everything from "I thought you were shy and quiet" to "I thought you had a baby while in college and that is why you dropped out."
Have you ever bitten off more than you could chew? Well lately, I have been trying to solve the puzzle of my own life to the point where it has consumed my time and attention along with my many other daily responsibilities. Yesterday during my morning routine, I felt the tugging from the Holy Spirit to spend time with God but I just could not bring myself to do it. The only thing I could bring myself to do was just vent to God about everything that was bothering me mixed in with a whole lot of tears like in Psalms 102:1. After regaining my composure, I came to the realization that I was overwhelmed.
Have you ever received a promise from God, but it seemed to be taking its time to manifest? I know the feeling. Right now, I am still waiting for some things that God has shown me in my dreams to manifest from the spiritual realm to the physical. I completely understand not wanting to wait and starting to manufacture your own blessing out of becoming impatient. The Holy Spirit has had to constantly remind me of 2 Peter 3:8-9 KJV which says "But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years and a thousand years as one day. The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance." The hope that resonates in these verses comes from the fact that God does not view time the same way that we do and thank God for it!