Have you ever been in a room full of people, excitement happening all around you, laughter ensuing, joy appearing to be on everyone’s face, but yet, you feel disconnected, possibly even lost?
When this happens in my life, which it occasionally does, recognizing these unwanted guests of emotions, which show up uninvited, allows room for God’s healing to take place in those areas within my life. It allows for honest assessment of the adjustments that may still need to take place, so that I may continuously walk in the Victory that is already mine through Christ Jesus.
How do I handle this? I separate myself for a bit, make some adjustments, and get my focus back.
Unfortunately, no matter how you or I may feel one day, the next day has the possibility of getting the better of us when we lose sight of who we are. It does not make you less of a Christian, as this is simply the way of life due to our sinful nature. When sin entered the world through Adam and Eve’s disobedience, it took away the perfect life on earth that God intended. This is why we must always keep heaven in our view, knowing that this life and its struggles are not here to stay.
From time-to-time, a short disconnect from the things that try to bring us down is necessary so that we are able to, without distraction and interruption, look to the One who can provide clarity and reassurance of who we are in Him. We must turn our attention to the One who comes to bridge the gap between our thoughts and emotions and learn to look to His truth about who we are. We must look to God’s Word and allow Him to do an identity check. We are to permit God to scan our heart and verify who He made us to be.
That may mean needing a quick refresher of sorts, within our memory banks, concerning the truth of God’s Word. Perhaps we must pick up that Bible and dust it off and do a little research to fill our souls with what actually is, versus looking through the filter of our emotions, which simply cannot be trusted.
I am God’s child. You are God’s child.
1 John 3:1a (NLT) says,
See how very much our Father loves us, for he calls us his children, and that is what we are!
In these moments, there is a need to be reminded of the God who carefully watches over me and orders each step that I take when I seek Him for guidance.
God cares about me. God cares about you.
Jeremiah 29:11 (NLT) says,
For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.
Those small seemingly insignificant obstacles that pop up to disrupt our day, are tricks of the enemy, Satan, to create in us doubt and to provoke us to forget that all that God allows to cross our life’s path is meant to bring about good, not disaster, to give us a future and a hope. Those missteps are merely stepping stones to the greatness that God sees for us.
He has a plan for me. He has a plan for you.
1 Peter 2:9 (NLT) says,
But you are not like that, for you are a chosen people. You are royal priests, a holy nation, God’s very own possession. As a result, you can show others the goodness of God, for he called you out of the darkness into his wonderful light.
Even when we lose our way, God’s intention for His very own possession is that we allow Him to realign us to His will so that we may show others the goodness of Him, for He called us out of the darkness into His wonderful light. So when I feel a bit lost, when you feel a bit lost, we must reignite that light through the strength of God that He provides for us each and every day, in each and every set of circumstances.
He is always by my side. He is always by your side.
Joshua 1:9 (NLT) says,
This is my command—be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”
He commands that we be strong and courageous. We must not shutdown but simply refocus on Him. We mustn’t be afraid or discouraged, for the Lord our God is with us wherever we go. Even in a room full of people where we may tend to feel alone, He is right there.
When I feel weak, the power of Christ can work through me. His power can work through you.
2 Corinthians 12:9 (NLT) says,
Each time he said, “My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.” So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ can work through me.
Allow yourself the allotted time to check-in with God, daily, and allow Him to touch those areas within your heart and mind that may need some readjustment. He is able to set you back on track, and it will be as if that bump in the road never happened.
I awakened this morning with a rejuvenated perspective, choosing to shake off those feelings of discontent and know that my God is able to do all things.
2 Corinthians 9:8 (NLT) says,
And God will generously provide all you need. Then you will always have everything you need and plenty left over to share with others.
Let this be a reminder, for both you and I, that God provides all that we need. That includes emotional strength to keep pressing, keep moving forward, and to finish the process. You are more than enough. I am more than enough. Let’s make some adjustments and get our focus back.
Heart of Prayer
Lord, I come to You today seeking guidance and direction for the next steps that I must take. I ask in Your Son’s great name, Jesus Christ, that You remove all doubt and fear. Those emotions that come with plans to disarm me and try to cause me to forget about Your goodness and faithfulness, I know that they are only tests of my faith. I will pass the test. I will stay connected to the source of my strength; to the God of my Salvation; to the rock that I can boldly stand upon and proclaim Your name. I don’t know it all, God. I don’t always know the exact Scripture to say or have all of the words perfectly aligned, but God, You see and know my heart. You know my desire to glorify You. You have a gift and a message by which You have chosen to use me to bring forth to others. Let my light shine in places of darkness. Let Your glory permeate this world, wherever this post may land. Let the reader feel Your Spirit and Your anointing flowing through me. I’m just Your humble servant, with my limitations, and my shortcomings, who is willing to be used by You. For where I may be lacking in my own strength, Your strength is available to me each day for Your joy, it is my strength. Thank You for Your grace and Your mercy. Thank You for touching the broken places within my heart. Thank You for helping me and giving me strength to finish the process. The times that I feel that I am not enough, it’s okay, because You are enough and full of possibilities and miraculous deeds that proves that I am Yours. Bless this day! Let this prayer, this message of grace and mercy and hope and change touch someone’s life. Let it be manifested through healing of emotions and let Your glory shine through. All that You have assigned our hands to do, help us to be found doing it, just as You said, for Your glory, alone. Let Your will be done. Amen.
For Your Glory, Lord! For Your Glory! Yes, Lord. Ye-e-e-e-es. Yes Lord!
Song ringing in my heart. Hymn of praise. If you know it, feel free to break out in song:
Yes, Yes, Yes
Ye-e-es, Ye-e-e-es, Ye-e-es
My soul says Yes, My mind says Yes, My heart says Yes
Ye-e-es, Ye-e-e-es, Ooo, Ye-e-es
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