Wednesday, February 1, 2017
A New Season In The Stillness
As of October 2016, I have made some major changes in my life. Some would say, girl, I would not do that. Well, get this, you do not know what you will do until the situation presents itself.
I have been living with family. I quit my job of 6 years. Now, I am letting the winds blow through my afro. Yes, I am on a mini retirement or sabbatical. I don't have an agenda and I am not pressed for time or sleep. Well, I am still an insomniac, but that's getting better. Most importantly, I am being still and really surrendering my heart, mind, body, and soul to the Lord. I struggle with depression and anxiety. There are times when the sadness sets in and my joy is snatched, but all Praises to God for His comfort and peace. Though the storm rages, I know the One who calms.
Many say, "I don't hear God". Guess what? God is speaking, it's that your emotional and physical noise level is to loud for you to hear Him. Psalm 46:10 NLT says, "Be still and know that I am God. I will be honored by every nation. I will be honored throughout the world". See, even God, our Creator, knew that His creations, you and I would get caught up in the world in which we all live. Be still.
The past few years have been a hot mess and I thank God for 2017. I thank God for newness. I thank God for His fresh anointing. I thank God for His mercy that is new every morning. In this second month of this brand new year, I am stronger and wiser. I am free from toxic baggage that I emotionally dragged around. I have a new pep in my step. I am dancing to a new drum beat.
My brothers and sisters, you too can get clear. You must be still in the presence of God. You too can take a few seats and more steps back. Start by speaking God's word back to Him in prayer. Start with Psalm 91. Shut your life down as much as you can and get very still and specific.
YOU are needed and someone is watching YOU. We are waiting for YOU to show up.
Blessing to each and every one of you.