“Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life.” Proverbs 13:12
Whether you believer or not, there is an enemy that does not want to see you prosper. He is intent on getting you off the path that God has laid out in front of you. He does not want you to fulfill the Lord’s plan for your life. He doesn’t fight fair and his attacks aren’t always blatant. Sometimes, the subtle attacks are his most affective. He uses your thoughts and even well-meaning friends and family.
DON’T BE FOOLED! God has a purpose for your life. No matter how loud the voices in your heard are telling you that life is pointless. It doesn’t matter if your friends and family are telling you that you can’t. If God has called you to do something, do not veer from His plan. Trust in the Lord. What God has meant for you is for you alone. Don’t let anyone or anything try to steal it away from you.
God has given you everything you need to fulfill His purpose for you. Whatever you may be lacking, be patient, He will provide it. Whenever doubts smack you in the face, knock them out with God’s Word.
“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” Philippians 4:13
“The Lord will fulfill his purpose for me.” Psalm 138:8
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11
“The unfolding of your words gives light. It gives understanding.” Psalm 119:130
How can someone so blessed feel so empty? How can someone so anointed feel like such a failure? How can someone so loved feel so unworthy? How can someone so protected feel so frightened? How can someone whose every needs are met, worry about tomorrow? How can someone whose path has been laid out in front of them, feel so lost?
How can someone be so selfish, when someone has sacrificed their life for them? How can someone so wounded go out of their way to hurt someone else?
It’s because they have forgotten who they come from. They have forgotten that they are a child of the Most High. They have forgotten that their Father is pure love. They have forgotten that all things are possible with Him.
Blessed are those who remember and reach out their hands to those who have forgotten.
“For you, O Lord, have helped me and comforted me.” Psalm 86:17
I’m letting go today. I’m letting go of all the painful memories that haunt my dreams. Letting go of the guilt from my past mistakes. Letting go of the garbage that I’ve been collecting. Letting go of every negative thing that was said about me. Letting go every knife stuck inside my back.
I’m letting go of this pain, this fear, this worry. I can no longer carry this weight. I was never meant to be a receptacle for anger and animosity.
I’m going to allow the Lord to heal me. I’m going to apply His Word to my wounds as a soothing balm. I’m going to allow His love to restore me.
I’m going to remain in His presence. His peace will cover me. His arms will protect me. His angels will tend to me. Because I belong to Him.
I was beautifully created in His image. I am loved, gifted, cared for and truly blessed.
Yes, today, I’m letting go, moving forward and holding on to Jesus. I will rejoice and praise Him forever.
I’m sorry to say that I don’t have a new article to post this week. I’ll have a brand new one for you next Monday. While you’re waiting, feel free to post what you’re thanking God for this week. I’ll start it off. I’m thankful that I’m able to give encouragement to so many people. I’m also thankful for each and every one you that read this blog. God bless you all!