Hey y’all, what’s happening?
It’s been a while since I’ve last blogged, and in a way I think thats a good thing.
The Lord has been doing a-m-a-z-i-n-g things in my life, and in yours, and I’m absolutely mind blown by it.
It’s crazy how different I was, a week ago. Looking back at last week compared to this one, or this year compared to last, God has been more present, and absolutely a vital reason as to why I’m feeling a sense of joy, hope, excitement and peace.
How has the Lord been helping you ask? Well, a no-brainer to the cause of all this joy has come from prayer. Prayer is powerful. It’s a two edged sword which Christ followers use throughout their whole life. It’s something that acts as a shield against all evil things, it’s the way we communicate with God on a regular basis, and it’s something that can helps us 24/7, 365, the door is always open when you turn your heart over to the Lord.
I’ve been incredibly amazed at what God has been doing in my life, because somethings I thought were not possible, have been infect possible. All things are possible when you commit yourself to Christ.
One thing in particular which I’ve been seeing a change in, is less thoughts of food and more thoughts of God. It’s crazy, it’s like I no longer look for fulfilment through worldly things, in fact I can’t even remember the last time I had the desire to “tweet” or look at twitter. I’m not saying I’m against twitter or anything, but a lot of my anxiety with food, exercise came from seeing what others are doing on a daily basis. It played a huge part and how I was going to operate that day. I now see the purpose of my life, and why I’m here on this earth.
When we view things from a worldly perspective, what do we see? Do we see the purpose of our lives in the way that God intended? Do we see why we’re all planted where we are and live in the cities that we live in, and what we are called to do? The problem which we ALL face is, we live in a broken world. We are all broken. Some of us believe that we are here to live life the way we want too, after all, we only live one life right?
The truth is, we aren’t here to live the way we want. I know, it sounds disappointing because how else should we live? No one wants to live in a way that pleases someone else, but the truth is that as Christians we are asked to live the way God has intended. He created all of us to take responsibility for our actions, our words, our relationships, our environment, everything. He created it all, and wants us to use it accordingly, not to abuse these things. God wants us to live for Him, to take responsibility for the environment for future generations, to work for what we receive, to give an amount of our earnings to those who need it more than us, to give our time to those who need it more, we are all called to serve God in different ways. At the end of the day, we are called to serve Him.
Before I gave my life to Christ, I used to think that joy comes from happiness, and happiness can only be attainted once I reached it. I used to think that having a certain”body image”, a certain job, a certain school I should attend, a certain relationship I should have, would make me happy. When I was 15 years old, I remember when I was introduced to the idea of having a “bikini body”, and how that is something to be considered most desirable. I was also convinced it was the one thing that would make all my problems and insecurities and hurt go away. I developed a very unhealthy relationship with exercise and food during that time, and haven’t truly had a healthy relationship with either thing since. I was also convinced that having a boyfriend to do cute things with was the true key to happiness. I would see couples all around me, everywhere I went there were couples and I was convinced that once I had what that couple had, I would be happy. I had a really rocky friend group in high-school, the group was drama filled at least once a week. I was convinced that once I found a good friend group, I would be happy.
All of these things I thought I needed to bed happy, were actually not the answers to happiness. What I needed throughout the entire time of going through these hardships, was God. God was what I needed, but I was to weak and hopeless to believe that God cared about me. I thought that He was to upset with all of my decisions, all my wrongs, and that I sinned far to many times.
Trial after trail, God finally said “Sara, open your eyes, see how much I love you, see how much I want a relationship with you.” God wanted me to go to Him the entire time, and it wasn’t until I reached a dark, and lonely place where I realized that I needed Him more than ever.
So where does this all tie in? Well, as you can see from the beginning of this post, God has been doing amazing things in my own life since I decided to give it all I’ve got to Him. I would be incredibly lost had I not experienced darkness.I encourage you to put your faith in God, if you don’t believe God will be your ultimate helper throughout any situation. Pray, and be patient. God has a plan for you.