It’s #thankfulthursday and I can’t tell you how thankful I am that I’ve survived this week. You ever have one of those days, like someone served you pie….in your face???
My week seemed fine until Tuesday. For some odd reason all types of issues arose from a small scenario. It could’ve been me reading more into the situation or it really could’ve been the “truth.” Either way, I let it get to me way too much. Literally, I wanted to just remove myself from everyone and everything.
Ha, after much conversation with my family (#thankfulmoment), I can’t say that I really felt differently, but it did cause me to think a little deeper. Was I really about to throw away everything I learned and experienced spiritually because things and people weren’t like I expected them to be….really DeMishea!
It reminded me of several things:
- Us Millennials like to run away and start over—we live in a society that says it okay, there are always more options. I do agree, but I’m learning that it’s not always the best option. Sometimes working through your own thoughts and feelings is the issue—Not everyone else’s. The Bible says:
Great peace have they which love thy law (God’s commandments) and nothing shall offend them~Psalms 119:165 KJV
Man, God’s Word never lies and always points the finger right back at US.
- One of our churches hosted a Young Adult Retreat earlier this month. Our main speaker talked about disunity within the church and how a lot of situations arise to get our eyes off course. As I shouted and praised God over how awesome that sounded, little did I know that a situation was waiting around the corner. As I reflect back to Tuesday, I definitely see how the scenario caused me to be disunified in my thoughts. And we all know that thoughts turn to actions. #Thankfulmoment that God showed me myself before I decided to act upon my thoughts.
- It reminded me of the book, The Shack—ahhhhh, man that book is AWESOME.I recently saw the movie with my family and literally, it changed my perspective. There was this one quote that basically said, from day one of our lives we have judged others….we have sat on that throne condemning and judging what punishment or consequences a person should get. Nevertheless, we don’t want to be judged. Now it’s important to understand that judging and accountability are two different things. We as Christian brothers and sister have a godly duty to hold each other accountable. That’s another blog post 🙂 . Nevertheless, I realized I was sitting on the royal seat of the Judgement Throne––thank God for His quick snapbacks to help us understand where we are in the situation. These situations arise for us to understand what we have in our hearts—this is why we have to constantly repent–daily. Even as Christians we still have things we need to be delivered and set free from.
Keys2Hope: The fact is that God is too good and too gracious to ever walk away from! The fact is that we are all human and have things that we need to deal with. In another blog post: Got A Godly Celebrity Example? I talk about putting your trust in people and things vs. God. It discusses how the heart is deceitfully wicked—we need to first look to Jesus and the wonderful examples in the Word of God.
Secondly, be gracious enough to realize that everyone has a body of sin that is constantly being washed away—NO ONE IS PERFECT! Not leaders, pastors, mentors, teachers, parents, friends, spouses, significant others, siblings, absolutely no one—so be gracious! I’m most definitely talking to myself the loudest. We have a hard time seeing our own flaws, but God is so loving and wants us to get it right that He allows these situations, circumstance, people, places, and things to show us the things He needs to work on.
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Hope and Blessings.