Category: Mid-Week Devotionals
The newness of the year is still fresh and I’m sure most of us are still sorting and organizing all of the plans that we have set to accomplish before year end. Some of those goals we will accomplish, excel and achieve to the best of our ability however let’s face reality; others may be out of reach, seemingly difficult to complete or just not in HIS plan for our lives in this season.
This brings to mind one of my favorite passages of scripture
The other day I was reading a daily devotional by Short Daily Devotions which discussed this passage of scripture and I thought what a perfect time to share with my Girlfriends. In this devotion the author reminds us that God has a plan for our lives, good, bad and indifferent, it is all a part of His plan. So often when failures or self-deemed missed opportunities come up we quickly say “It wasn’t meant to be” or “It just wasn’t my time.” What if we start looking at it from a different perspective? In the most difficult of situations, we have to remember He STILL has a plan and has our best interest at heart! Yes it may hurt, it might make you cry, but it’s all for the fulfillment of the plan He has already written for your life. But it doesn’t stop there. We must also remember to continue to seek HIS face in those difficult times to see what it is that He wants to teach us from this situation. Once it has been made clear to you, bless someone else that may be going through the same or similar situation. I made it through and guess what so can you! (Ask me how I know)
So I encourage you today to revisit that list of goals again, but this time do not look at them alone. Ask your Father in Heaven about that list. Find out what it is that HE has for you this year, not just solely what you have for you this year. And if you step outside of His will and do your own thing, it happens (be honest), once you realign yourself, accept that it did not work your way and focus on what He has laid before you. Be encouraged, continue to seek His face and submit to His will in EVERYTHING concerning your life, be a blessing to others (don’t be stingy!) and watch His plan (in due season) be unfolded before your eyes.
Peace & Blessings,
I thought this quote taken from Proverbs 31 Ministries was most fitting today. In this devotion, Lynn Cowell says “As we lean into God, asking for strength through the peace or through the pain, He will make us into the women He’s intended for us to become: Women becoming God’s definition of beautiful.”
This really touched me. I don’t often refer to myself as “beautiful” but the mere thought of becoming God’s definition of beautiful excites me. Although the days we’ve treaded may not have always been the best of days, they were still ordained by God. And as we’ve now entered into a New Year you will have to learn how to embrace transition (I know I will) in order to accept His transformation for your life. I’m no longer afraid to allow the pressure of transition to transform my life. I want His fruit to grow more and more in me, each and every day.
22 But the fruit of the Spirit [the result of His presence within us] is love [unselfish concern for others], joy, [inner] peace, patience [not the ability to wait, but how we act while waiting], kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, self-control. Against such things there is no law. – Galatians 5:22-23 (AMP)
I hope this devotion has touched your hearts today and that you will become the woman God has intended for you to be!
Have a wonderful Wednesday!