Yesterday I was feeling really unworthy of sharing my journey and God’s word after feeling overwhelmed with my daily struggles as a mother and also reading and hearing others negative opinions of my blog.
Although I’m not usually one to care about what people think of me, some times their words can weigh heavy on my mind and sit still on my conscience.
So while having these thoughts of giving up on my blog and deleting my page yesterday, I opened up my bible today, and this fell out.
Some times I pray for things that I want, but they’re not necessarily what I need.
Some times my prayers are automatic and memorized and not meaningful and alive.
This woke me up today!
I dropped this bookmark but this bookmark picked me up!!!
And to those negative people out there, thank you for bringing me to this point of my journey, God bless ❤🙏
I tend to let the applause from people get in the way of why started this page in the first place. I told myself from the start, whether I inspire 1 person or 100, I’ll continue on with my journey. But some days I feel like I’m doing something wrong when I don’t get as many likes or lose followers and people message me negative things about my page or myself, but after speaking with my little sister this morning, she inspired this quote by telling me to “Follow my passion and not the praise”.
That hit home for me this morning. That I’ve been allowing the naysayers and the soul slayers deter me from sharing the work God is doing in my life. I’ve also let my pride and vanity hinder my growth by some times making it about myself and not about God.
So I wanted to share a little message of encouragement to anyone that has started a new journey, on a mission, or just unsure where to start, to remember that we “can do all things through Christ who strengthens us” (Philippians 4:13) and no matter what, let that praise go to God. Let your story be for His glory. “For if anyone thinks he is something, when he is nothing, he deceives himself.” (Galatians 6:3). We are nothing without God. ❤🙌
“Christianity is a journey, not a race, God isn’t asking us to compete for 1st place. So go at your own pace, put a smile on your face and let God save you with His grace”
As Christians, we travel through life on a narrow road in hopes to find God at the end.
But throughout our journey, we will hit some traffic from time to time, where we will feel like we’re on a standstill, immobile. Stuck in the same spot for a long time with no progression. But that’s God’s way of testing our faith. He wants to see how faithful we are when things aren’t going our way. He wants to strengthen our souls, through our trials and tribulations and see if we can resist the temptations of giving up.
Some of us, are too busy speeding through our journey, trying to prove that we don’t drive how we use to, we drive straight past our calling. We’re no longer driving on our learners, Jesus is our instructor now, so we want to show everyone we’re full licenced Christians. But we get so caught up talking about how much our journey has changed us, we forget to pull the hand break up in our car and the car goes downhill. That’s God stepping in, giving us a warning, to slow down, be still. Are you trying to please God or others? There’s nothing wrong with sharing our changes and our love for Jesus Christ, but we have to make sure, we’re also still walking in faith, not just talking about our faith.
If you haven’t reached that narrow road yet, ask Jesus to take the wheel. Let Him drive for you, for only He knows the way, the truth and the life. No one can get to God at the end, except through Him.