Over the past few months I have had one thing in my mind that wouldn’t let me fully focus on what really mattered most. I was so determined to make changes on my own to only come to find out that I was making things worse. Yes, I would attend church and hear God’s word, but I didn’t always fully take it in. I learned that I was idolizing something that I always yearned for and forgot to see the bigger picture. Confusion, doubts,and anxiety was the only thing I was achieving through my own works. I even questioned God if He really knew the desires of my heart then why is he not doing anything to make things work for me, especially if I was already obeying His law and doing things right.
The truth is, He does know what I want, but He also knows what I need before He gives that to me. These past two months or so, have been the closest I have ever felt to God than ever before. I’ve studied Him and practiced His word day after day and it’s been extremely fun (also hard at times)! I realized that the more I learn from Him the more I see and hear Him everywhere I go, and sometimes even in random places and with people I’ve never met before.
When you study God’s word and make it a commitment to live for Him you realize that nothing else matters anymore. He satisfies your soul and you also realize that apart from him you are nothing.
“Be wise enough not to wear yourself out trying to get rich. Your money can be gone in a flash, as if it had grown wings and flown away like an eagle.” ~Proverbs 23:4
We all would love to achieve our goals and accomplish so many things in life. Anything we set our minds to is definitely possible! But we also need to slow down and Be still and know that He is God…
“The plans of the heart belong to man, but the answer of the tongue is from the Lord…Commit your work to the Lord, and your plans will be established.” ~Proverbs 16:1-3
After realizing that I needed to be still and let God do the work that only He could do for me, I learned that that’s what Trusting in the Lord with all my heart really meant. Obeying Him to the fullest wasn’t easy, especially for someone that likes to “take control” over things that only He can do.
The best lessons I’ve learned these past months so far; is to surrender completely to the one who knows what’s best for me… To acknowledge Him in all ways and be grateful for it all… He really does give me what he promisses… (joy, peace, wisdom…)
Why I titled this blog a Domino Effect? Because we do reap what we sow. When we do good and trust God, blessings jump out at you unexpectedly. Even when we feel down inside, but we stand firm through God’s strength to help others up, happiness becomes contagious. And when people have known you long enough to see you come out strong struggle after struggle, they want to do what you’re doing right so they can get back up too! God works in mysterious ways and we live life forward, but we understand it backwards only to come to find out that He was always there… 😉
“By wisdom a house is built, and by understanding it is established; by knowledge the rooms are filled with all precious and pleasant riches.” ~proverbs 24:3-4
Have I gotten that one thing I yarn for yet? Not quite, but with all the Godwinks and continuos wisdom God gives me, I can feel it getting close(AKA Hope.) But in the end, God Is all I ever needed… Trust God and Do Good!