“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” – Joshua 1:9
Transition is inevitable and a definite in our lives. We will forever be transitioning until we are no longer on this earth. How we choose to handle the many transitions we will endure is up to us. When I told God to direct my life, lead me and I will follow, show me the way you want me to go, I never imagined things would happen the way they have been. Chains are being broken, restraints are being lifted, doors are flying open, opportunities are soaring in and God’s love is ever abounding. I’m thankful, I’m humble, I’m grateful for the many movements and transitions that are occurring in my world right now. Scaring me silly some days! It’s the mighty movement of God happening right in front of my eyes. Some days I stand in awe and just think “this isn’t a coincidence, this is God!” Letting go has and continues to be one of the scariest things I have ever done in my life. (<insert> I like to plan/control/coordinate everything) Y’all, I battle my doubt/fear/apprehension/etc… daily. One thing I do know though, what is for me is for me and there is nothing that anyone or anything can do to take that away.
Letting go and being held by God, although a small action, is a mighty step of obedience, especially for me. God doesn’t call us to be perfect, He calls us to be obedient. Our life is not our own and the longer we stand in the way of His perfect plan, the longer we delay our destiny. Letting go of infertility insecurity, letting go of marriage struggles, letting go of being used/mistreated/abused, letting go of unforgiveness, letting go of tragedy, trauma, loss, denial and control…letting go of control of things I never really controlled anyways.
My steps are being directed by God, the one who knows my past, present and future. During all these transitions going on in my life right now I am focusing on praying to Him, the one who gives me strength. Every area of my life right now is experiencing significant transition but I know better days are just ahead, I see the preparation for full harvest in the works and I act on faith not on fear.
God has equipped me with those He knew I needed to walk this journey. Those who love me, pray for me, walk with me, do life with me. Thank you. Lunches, texts, phone calls, happy hours, movie nights, prayer, encouragement, support and so much more we pour into each other’s lives. I know that God speaks to us and shows us affirmation through people, places and situations. Im grateful for the right people put in my path to do life with.
One of the greatest compliments of my life which I have heard many many times – “You are the strongest woman I know.” “Well, yeah, whats that getting me?!” Then Joshua 1:9 came across my devotion, I have been commanded to be strong long before I even understood why I needed to be strong. I am commanded to be courageous and not to be afraid or discouraged. Despite everything that I have endured in my life I am hopeful, happy, optimistic, smiling and faithful. God has always been with me, always. In this uncertain season of my life, one thing I know is He is my rock. So I stand courageously knowing that because of him I am strong. I am fearless. I am not afraid.
P.S. Y’all I have a new God baby!!!! Whoop! Whoop! God blessed me with another baby to love on and cherish! Watch out world, my God daughter is here!