I feel as though this is my season of growth. Every change I am experiencing right now is a journey of growth. Whether it’s strengthening my relationship with God, appreciating this time He has given me to get to know myself, or even things like growing my hair/blog engagement. It’s all growth and all for my greater good.
I realized that I had been praying for a change in my situation when God has instead put me on track to change my mindset. Appreciation for today is so important and I am learning to let go of the need to be in control and allowing God to work in my life.
God has had so much more of my attention than usual this week that I haven’t had the opportunity to give unnecessary attention to issues/negativity like I normally would...and that feels so good. The catalyst to all of this was a friend of mine (thank you Errick!) showing me an online sermon by Michael Todd from Transformation Church. The sermon was focused on relationships and how to properly navigate them. So I decided to start from the beginning and watch part 1 of the series. I’m only on part 3 right now but what I’ve learned so far has been so beneficial to getting myself in the right mindset. I started taking notes on the sermons and rereading Bible verses that were referenced. Reading those verses have led me to other ones that I decided to meditate on and take notes on throughout the week. It’s been a domino effect and I’ve never been more excited to hear a sermon and meditate on Bible verses. The Bible truly is a guidebook on how to live our lives and if we are meditating on His word now, during the good times, we’ll have something to fall back on during the bad times. When lack of optimism or confidence creeps in, I know where to go. I have linked part 1, which talks about what you need to do before you meet the person that was meant for you, so check it out and let me know what you think.
God has given me peace and strength this week instead of changing my situation, which will help me to grow and develop into the woman I am supposed to be.
Here are some verses that I have connected with the most this week:
What do you feel like God is trying to teach you right now? Do you have any sermons you’ve found online that have helped you? Drop links in the comments!