Each time the clock strikes midnight, one day becomes history and a new one begins. We can’t go back, and we can’t jump ahead. If you are like me, you see everyday as a chance to be all you can be for Jesus, and to experience His abundant life. I don’t want to miss out on one thing about today, but sometimes the enemy can steal my joy in the present by getting me to regret the past or worry about the future.
Have you noticed that Satan tries to ruin our day by bringing up negative things that have happened in the past? He wants us to remember every hurt, every offense, every injustice and every mistake, but the fact is, what’s happened has happened. You can’t go back, and neither can I. But we can make sure that the past doesn’t ruin our day.
Satan also tries to steal our joy, peace and contentment by tempting us to worry about the future, fearing what hasn’t happened yet. His is the voice that whispers, “What if I lose my job? What if I can’t pay my bills? What if my child doesn’t come back to God? What if the doctor’s report is bad or my marriage can’t be restored?” Trust me; the enemy will try to ruin your today by causing you to worry about tomorrow. Don’t let him do it.
Okay so recently I finally came to the realization that I was being used and that the one person that I wouldn’t expect it from was actually the one that was doing it….
Let’s start here:
I’ve been hurt many times during my life by [boys] and for a while I thought maybe it was the way I looked and because my real life plan is to wait until I’m married to lay it on him lol. But then I thought, why should I have to change who I am to be accepted by [boys]?
Then I met a man, who was a boy in disguise. And until he proves otherwise, he will continue to be a boy. But anyway: I honestly had real feelings for this guy and was excited because he had shown me early on that he was not like other guys that I had talked to. Then the big bomb! I got overly-excited and messed it up. I came on too strong (like I usually do smh) and it caused a real awkward vibe between us. After coming to my senses I decided that I was going to let it happen. Plenty of times I thought it was about to, but it never did.
Now let’s jump into something real quick: I’ve never been in a relationship (something I’m not embarrassed to say) so I don’t know how to…. well whatever, you get where I’m going..
Okay, so I was really into this guy. Like always talking about him, ecstatic to see him and all that good stuff. But then I lost sight of some things and all hell began to break loose. AND NO!!!! I WAS NOT IN LOVE!! TF?!
Fast Forward to now and I feel/know that maybe we were meant to be lessons in each others life. If God has ordained for us to happen then all this is just a test. But if not, lesson learned buddy because I’ve been hurt wayy too many times and sad to say it but when I thought I was okay and over it, the wound only closed up on the surface, but was still open underneath and each time I got hurt the wound just got deeper and deeper while being deceitful making me and everyone else think it was healed.
This wound has not been allowed adequate enough time to heal properly.
Lord heal my wounds. A wound that has been constantly reopened. Jesus I know you are the only one that can lead me down the path to healing. I have been stupid in allowing myself to constantly fall in the same situation. I just want the MAN that you have for me, the one that treats me like a Princess and honors me like the Woman of God that I am.
Lord teach me to be strong and loving and caring. I want to be in the right state of mind for the Honorable Gentleman that you have for me. I want my Love for You to show through the both of us. I’m not ready for it now, but Lord when you know that I am ready….. I pray that I can continue on the right path to enjoy the beautiful things you have for me :)
I Love you God!!!
We all go through disappointments, setbacks and things we don’t understand. Maybe you prayed for a loved one, but they didn’t get well. Or, maybe you worked hard for a promotion, but you didn’t get it. You stood in faith for a relationship, but it didn’t work out. Proverbs 20:24 says, “Since the Lord is directing our steps, why do we try to figure out everything that happens along the way?” Instead of trying to find a reason behind everything that happens, one of the best things you can do is release it to God and let it go. God is directing you every step of the way. He has a way of causing all things to work together for your good. Your part is to trust and release.
The path of the [uncompromisingly] just and righteous is like the light of dawn, that shines more and more (brighter and clearer) until [it reaches its full strength and glory in] the perfect day… (Proverbs 4:18, AMP.)
We all face challenges. We all have obstacles to overcome. But if we can keep the right perspective, it will help us stay in faith so that we can move forward into victory. You may feel right now like the challenges that you face are too big or too overwhelming. One thing I’ve learned is that average people have average problems. Ordinary people have ordinary challenges. But remember, you’re not average. You’re not ordinary. You are extraordinary. God breathed His life into you. You are exceptional, and exceptional people face exceptional difficulties. But, the good news is that we serve an exceptional God! He’ll pour out His exceptional grace, exceptional wisdom and exceptional favor!
When you have an extraordinary problem; instead of being discouraged, be encouraged knowing that you’re an extraordinary person and have an extraordinary future. Your path is shining brighter and brighter. You are on an extraordinary path. Keep standing in faith, keep declaring victory over your future, keep declaring His promises. Keep declaring that you are moving forward into the exceptional favor the Lord has in store for you!