Reading this article will not fix or heal you; only prayerful application of what you’ve read in a trustworthy relationship with God and someone to keep you accountable will begin to heal you. I pray you love what seemed unlovable, forgive what seemed unforgiving, and heal from what seemed distant from healing.
You can’t just wake up one day and decide to run a marathon if you have never run before. You can’t lose weight and build muscle by sitting around. You don’t go to a foreign country and speak their language without learning it. The list could go on and on forever but the point was everything we do, every day, we have to work toward, why would our walk with the Lord be any different?
These are just a few of the many powerful tools that can help you be more intentional about your study of God’s word. God has blessed us with modern technology and through it, accessibility - and it’s up to us to use it to better get to know His word.
I would like to implore us to consider two perspectives from the question, “Why is this happening to me?” as a tool to understanding the suffering we may experience and to better navigate through the situation.
Imagine if we took action upon what makes our heart ache? How many lives could we impact or change for the better? Finding and cultivating your purpose in life is an intimate walk with God, filled with prayer and a lot of faith. We all have to be fearless to ask God for what our minds consider impossible.
So many friends of mine have incredible gifts that are not “ordinary” or traditional for churches to embrace. So how can they cultivate and use their gifts to edify the church when there is rarely space for that?
Violence, hatred and sin still exist today resulting in terrible consequences that are felt by everyone, including the church. But like David, we can take comfort knowing God is God even in these terrible circumstances.
There are seasons and life paths and decisions and goals and preferences, all unique and specific for everyone. None are more or less important than the other, no one is falling behind because they haven’t checked off all the boxes. And every season can be enjoyed and teach you valuable lessons.
We should strive to follow God’s word and praise Him in our day-to-day. This becomes easier with time as you switch your priorities and overall outlook on what is important, placing God at the root of it all.
Each of these young women is living out their own unique calling on their lives. You can too! Just because you are young, does not mean you can’t start, that you can’t do the seemingly impossible, or that you can’t move on the calling God has placed in you because you are not X-years-old. You don’t have to wait for the perfect moment, because one does not exist.