Hearing from God- what’s your perspective? Half empty or half full?
It’s funny how God uses things or people to talk to us.
In desperate times you find yourself clinging to God more desperately than you do in your every day to and fro day.
Lately I have been desperately reaching out for him. Struggles have come slow and consistently. As I hammer down this prayer I’m writing it because I need it out of me and into His hands…. Lord, please don’t give me more than I can handle and when I think I can’t handle it any more, please show me your relief. The devil is hard at work right now. And the more progress we make, the harder he tries to hit. Lift me higher God. I need you. Your wisdom. And anything you have to offer to keep me from losing my mind and my drive. I know you love me. I need that proof. Even in the littlest. Thank you.
I’m currently reading a bible app plan called “God’s dream for your life”. I started and got too busy to complete. But in this present time, I need it, so I go back to the days missed and it’s funny because it is exactly what I need right now. Not back then when I started but this exact day.
I see Gods handiwork as he strategically places people into our lives. I have watched people come into my life and not understanding the full picture but soon they are gone, and another, and another. I am a person who develops meaningful relationships with those that surround me. Suddenly God places the exact person in place. One of his children, one who will lift up many who are in a broken world.
One thing this person and I have in common is the loss of a child. (Who knew). One thing this person said to me that I wasn’t expecting allowed me to see my grief from a different point of view. I was told that I was very blessed. That I was able to spend 20 years with my son. My friend’s story wasn’t the same. The story unfolded and roughly less than 2 years out of the 14 years of this boy’s life was spent with his parent. Regrets and heartbreak are still being nurtured by God. The testimony opened my eyes to see that I AM blessed. With some of my own regrets, I still was able to spend 20 incredible years with Derrick. The glass is half full now. It used to be half empty- seeing only my heartbreak, my loss, the what if’s, the should have been’s. All of this half empty perspective is teetering on half full mentality.
It’s when we stop to assess what God has truly blessed us with, we can come into a place where we can see the other side of things. We will never have full knowledge of every little thing but if we look at big picture and trust God with the rest, everything becomes half full.
What is happening with you that you can stop for a minute and look at it from a different point of view?
Life is never easy but with God by your side leading the way, life has meaning and purpose. Thru everything. Always.
I love you,