I hope you are having a beautiful start to AUGUST. Now that you’ve decided to stop by, stay tuned because this post will be great and I hope it resonates well in your minds.
Put God first.
I understand that everyone may not have the same beliefs as I do, but I can’t go against the main fact that God has always provided for me and my family. It’s pressing on my heart to just share that without God, I don’t know where I’d be, what I’d be, or who I’d be. Sometimes we lose sight of what God has done for us and where he brought us from, but today I want to remind you that God sees and knows your heart. Others may judge you by your outward appearance, but God judges us from the heart.
Don’t pretend to be someone you are not. Was that clear?
Let me repeat, DO NOT PRETEND TO BE SOMEONE YOU ARE NOT IN THE EYES OF OTHERS, TO PLEASE THEM. Two things happen when we “pretend”: 1) We lose sight of who we really are and 2) The act we put on will one day overtake us and we then literally lose everything. To be honest, did you really have it all in your “pretending” life? The answer is NO. I’m not going to lie to y’all, sometimes it can get hard to fully trust in God. It’s scary just putting yourself out there and trusting fully on Him, in terms of job opportunities, relationships, and difficult life decisions, but honestly, the most rewarding feeling is knowing He has our backs.
I’ve been experiencing a lot the last few weeks, but what I have learned is God will never take you somewhere and leave you. Everything that occurs in our lives is for a reason. That’s crazy when you think about ALL the things you have been through, BUT this is a FACT. Think about all the people you view as successful, they were not always SUCCESSFUL. They struggled. They were discouraged. They were disappointed. They had to fight to get where they are. They worked hard even though they were told NO. As harsh as it is to imagine, God took them through their situations for a reason and it’s not our job to figure out those reasons.
I am depending on God to lead me on the path he has for me, so should you. Don’t think it will be an easy road. What good would it be to not be tested here or there? God tests us to see how strong we are and how willing we are to keep going and trusting in Him. The devil will try to break us, but always remember God sees and will always be with us. No matter how hard life gets, I always remember these texts in the bible that says:
“7 Ask and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:
8 For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.” Matthew 7:7-8 (King James Version)
We live in a world where everyone thinks they know what is best for us. Everyone wants to speak loud and be heard, but in actuality, they are not saying anything that has substance or will stick within us. Ignore the talkers. Open your ears to the Lord instead as he guides you throughout your life.
Thank you for stopping by, xoxo MJ.