In the Midst of Change
Updated: Dec 28, 2018
Author: Jeanice Sherai
"You don't fear change. You fear the unknown. If you knew the future would be great, you'd welcome the change to get there. Well, the future IS great. Proceed"
Do you believe that?
Do you believe that your future is absolutely and positively great?
Do you believe that God made no mistakes when it comes to YOU and what He has planned for your future?
If your answer is yes... Then, Sis, why are you holding so tightly to the old?
Do you believe that God wants to do something brand new in your life?
If your answer is yes... Then, Sis, why are you holding on SO tight?
Don't worry, though, girl. LOLOL.
Don't let the words of this blogger fool you. "She, too (she as in me), has a huge struggle with letting go. I mean, yes, I do believe that God has greatness ahead for my life. I just would like to understand what God is doing as He goes about making these changes that will eventually lead to this greatness (*side-eye).
Can I be honest with you?
I want to let you in on a little secret.
Ready? Here it goes... The struggle is real?
I recently began to realize that God truly had me in the midst of change.
The problem with change is that we have no clue what's happening in the midst of it, nor do we know what life will look like once this change is complete.
Change is hard, it's inevitable, and a lot of times the process of it can be all-consuming.
That is if you're anything like me and you’re a person that refuses to let go (*deep sigh). Can you feel the anxiety being breathed off of this page?
Do you find yourself wanting to understand every instruction that God has been giving you lately?
Join me in taking a quick break:
1. Breathe in (Inhale God’s breath of life)
2. Exhale (Let go of everything you don’t know)
Do it once more, then again, and again.
Do you feel better? Me too!
Now let’s continue 😊.
It wasn't until I realized that I could actually trust God (don't roll your eyes LOLOL), that I let go and acknowledged that I no longer need to be Creative Director over my life. God could definitely fill that role. I realized that I didn't need to force life, I didn't need to manage and direct His promises, and I definitely didn't need to rush things into a season that I thought was right. Life has a way of showing us the seasons we are in and His good and perfect will in that season.
How will you know?
Look around you.
Take 5 - 10 minutes and sit in silence and reflect.
What currently feels forced?
What currently feels like you are working hard to keep in your life?
Sis, whatever God has promised you, He will do it.
His word has never once returned to Him void.
You can trust that He will fulfill that promise over your life.
Don't force it, Sis.
There is absolutely nothing worst than living with the anxiety of trying to force something into a time and season of your life that God never intended.
It wasn't until I said, "Okay, God. I surrender." That my feelings of anxiety and my depression lifted. It wasn't until I believed that He truly had written my story and went before me in my life that I was able to breathe and be present.
The truth of the matter is, today is all we have. You can worry about tomorrow if you want, but who knows if we will even be here.
Why don’t you simply trust God instead?
That anxiety will lift when you give God what’s troubling you currently in your life. The anxiety will lift when you recognize His invitations for you into a brand new life. The anxiety will lift when you stop trying to rearrange His order for your life.
There is a order, Sis. Let Him set the order for your life.
What are you trying to hold on to currently in your life?
Is it unbelief?
Is it fear?
Are you struggling with trusting what you hear?
Ask God to confirm it. No, God does not want us constantly asking Him for a sign, but He also doesn’t want to leave you in despair. He will reassure you that the direction you're taking, is the one He is leading you to take.
God meant what He said, will you get courageous enough to BELIEVE.
He's waiting for you.
Scriptures to Study:
"Come to God through the narrow gate, because the wide gate and broad path is the way that leads to destruction - nearly everyone chooses that crowded road! The narrow gate and the difficult way leads to eternal life - so few even find it!" Matthew 7: 13 -14 TPT
"Everyone who hears my teaching and applies it to his life can be compared to a wise man who built his house on an unshakable foundation. When the rains fell and the flood came, with fierce winds beating upon his house, it stood firm because of it's strong foundation. But everyone who hears my teaching and does not apply it to his life can be compared to a foolish man who built his house on sand. When it rained and rained and the flood came, with wind and waves beating upon his house, it collapsed and was swept away." Matthew 7: 24 - 27 TPT
Take 10 minutes and Ask God to reveal the answers to the questions below. LISTEN.