With 5 days into 2016, I am right where I need to be. In the presence of God. In my last post I talked about having too many irons in the fire. I am purging mentally and physically. I have even tossed water on some irons. As the last year was coming to a close, I was already in evaluation mode. When you take serious inventory of your life, you will know exactly where you are and where you are not.
The things I have come to understand at this point my life is hurtful but needed in order for me to grow. I have felt alone, unwanted, unwelcomed, unappreciated and the list is huge. I have allowed situations to overtake me when in all actuality, none of it had nothing to do with me and what I want or desire for my life. I allowed life to sit on my back and choke the life out of me. I surrender it all to Jesus Christ. Fully and completely. I have to learn that firm no when a situation does not line up and shout it from the mountain top. You see, nothing changes unless you change and what I have come to grasp is this, we are the sum of our choices. God gave us free will to make a decision and often times, that decision can be costly. With every action there is a reaction. With every decision there is a consequence. Revelation and acknowledgment is half of the road. Accountability is an absolute must.
In this new season, I am lining up with God fully and completely. Not half way. The work that God has planned is not about me, but about the need to be an active, willing, and obedient participant in building His kingdom. To be honest, I have literally wasted too many years in areas that have served minimal purpose or no purpose at all. Can you be honest with yourself and say that you have allowed some time to be wasted?.
Yesterday is gone. Poof. Outta here. Looking forward ahead, I have placed it all at the feet of Jesus Christ and this is where I need to be. I have learned that if you are not in the will of God, all that you do will fail. It may not fail immediately, but it will fail. I have the look of a dear in the headlights when I hear someone say, I did it myself, if it was not for me and so forth. That is scary for a child of God. We cannot take the credit for God’s blessings in our lives.
I have selected a scripture to meditate on for 2016. I have written this scripture down on 3x5 index cards. I will have one in my car, in my bathroom, on my bedroom mirror and as a book mark.
Isaiah 55:8-9 NLT - “My thoughts are nothing like you thoughts, says the Lord. And my ways are far beyond anything you could imagine. For just as the heavens are higher than the earth, so my ways are higher than your ways and my thoughts higher than you thoughts”.
My brothers and sisters, get busy and lay it all at the feet of Jesus. Seek ye first the kingdom and all will be added. Search the scriptures, meditate on them. Removed yourself from situations that do not line up with God. Forgive yourself and others. Get connected with those who will and can support and encourage you. Have faith, if you could not do it, God would not have given you the task. It is time to get lined up to get moved up.