"It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery." ... Galations 5:1
Whew! Feelin' better now.
I'd wandered a bit. Lost some focus, gotten sloppy, forgotten some good rituals. Procrastinated so that little things became big problems.
Hey, it happens, especially to those of us trying to help others see (and walk in) The Light. Certain principalities (Ephesians 6:12) enjoy tripping us up in our weaknesses so to hinder progress.
I'd put myself last--and not in a good way. Invested more than I'm willing to lose via some peoples' opinions. I'd lost some confidence.
Really, I needed a tune-up and God kindly, patiently, gave me one. I just had to keep my eyes and ears open to the method(s) He used. And then do what He asked.
Then this super-helped me yesterday. Confirmation City. (Mega times I've visited that 'city' over the 20+ years while listening to Joyce.)
How good to feel good again.
I'm grateful, also, that I've learned not to wallow for months, accepting misery, before realizing, "Duh! I could have sought help ages ago and enjoyed these weeks, instead."
Seriously, why needlessly waste so many of our precious days feeling bad? Besides, it's (usually) harder to come back from a dark, narrow cave than just a few steps away from the road.
So today I would say to you--if you need help, seek it, seek God, now. Don't accept feeling bad or mediocrity or boredom as a lifestyle. Ask God to bring the right words, people and freedom to you however He wishes, even if you've never been helped that way before.
And be well. Happy. Healed. At the war's end with yourself and others.
It's possible. It's what God wants for His kids, just as you'd want those things for your own children.
And He's a better parent than any of us ever will be. Indeed.
"Life has a way of pushing us down. If you’re not careful, you'll look up and find you’re not believing like you used to, not dreaming, not passionate. You have to go out each day with expectancy—that’s what sets the dream in motion.
The scripture says that God is going before you, making your crooked places straight, fighting your battles. He’s already lined up everything you need to fulfill your destiny. Nothing can stop you. Get your fire back; stir up your faith!" ... Joel Osteen
(These timely statements came via Facebook. See? God uses crazy places even like Facebook to help us. What remains is that we stay open to being helped through unconventional forms.)
Oh wow! I'm not even a big fan of country music, but this documentary (via Netflix) was awesome. Tom and I, both, were sorry to see it end.
Remarkably interesting. Seriously.
"The little details are still important. Though they are small, they are not insignificant. Though they are easy to overlook, still they matter. So as you continue to set your gaze upon your life today, do not overlook the small details, for they still carry impact. In your observation of details you will enhance your perspective and comprehension of the big picture." ... Neil Vermillion
(Also discovered these at Facebook.) :)