the will to live- day 10
Updated: Jul 31, 2020
Photo by: Kenyatta Collins
"And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God."
Take 3 deep breaths. There is no rush. Just breath...
What a time to be alive! With the current social climate, a global pandemic, social distancing, several losses, and now this hurt shoulder, God is continuously requiring me to be still. This stillness is SO powerful. Within just a few days, I have had to come face to face with the fact that I have a rough time truly being still without guilt. I have essentially no mobility in my left arm and a vision from God to fulfill... not only with this blog (which has been such a blessing to me), but with an initiative to feed the children of LA. So why would God allow me to get injured with all of this on my plate? Why does God allow certain events to take place if it's seemingly a set back to the vision? Why does God move best in our discomfort?
He does this because we become solely reliant on Him. This happens because God's thoughts are not our thoughts. His words are not our words. He is the master painter, the earth is his canvas, and we are the paint to be used at God's discretion for His masterpiece. God challenges us in the areas we need to evolve in before he revealed the purpose we are called to. It's just the way it is family. We learn best when we are vulnerable and reliant on a word of God's intentions for our lives. When we are blindsided, hurt, when we lose a loved one, or mourn a breakup, that is when we become most malleable... THAT is when God does His best work in US.
I know some of you might be thinking that God be 'doing the most', but I tell you this, real love is intentional. Sometimes we need to be pulled away or pushed into the next season of our lives and if God doesn't remove a potential crutch, we may never fully trust His ability to make something beautiful from our healing. It's okay, I'm with you on this journey. I offer you this affirmation...
I believe, with every fiber of my being and every vibration of my essence that I made it to today for a Divine reason. I will receive whatever it is God has for me today. I will consistently challenge unproductive behavior with Divine intuition and strategy. The Holy Spirit guides me. It is here to protect me. I release the control that I believe I have so that I can flow freely in my purpose.
I am transformed !