Lately I have noticed I use the word “things” a lot. I kind of hate that too. While writing a blog I looked up in the thesaurus “thing” and the same, same but different-ness of the word is amazing. I will list a few; article, exploit, possession, property, worry, preoccupation, remark, predilection for, fondness for…. The list goes on and on. It just depends on how it is used in a sentence. The word thing is such a simple but complex word. Webster’s dictionary defines it as: an object that one need not, cannot, or does not give a specific name to.
I think some men would say female = thing. Lol.
We are God’s word in the earth for this time and place. You are preaching a message, by just being you. I think I am definitely a “Thing” my husband would probably agree as well. But I also hope that I can be defined in other terms as well; Christ-like, Godly, Adventurous, God’s message, hot babe….J
Recently I have had to say goodbye to a lot of things in my life. My uncle who just passed away, being a World Race coach, P-squad that has finished their 11 months. Saying goodbye and allowing God to dictate your future is a scary, amazing, wonderful adventure, but it is also HARD. Sometimes it takes years to process the emotions you are feeling. A friend posted this scripture on facebook today and it truly speaks to the heart of saying goodbye.
(Isaiah 43:18, 19 – The Message)”Forget about what’s happened; don’t keep going over old history. Be alert, be present. I’m about to do something brand-new. It’s bursting out! Don’t you see it? There it is! I’m making a road through the desert, rivers in the badlands.
By forgetting we are not saying forget the person/people or experience, but let go of the pain, the loneliness, the sadness and focus on the positive.
Phil. 4:8 8-9Summing it all up, friends, I’d say you’ll do best by filling your minds and meditating on things true, noble, reputable, authentic, compelling, gracious—the best, not the worst; the beautiful, not the ugly; things to praise, not things to curse. Put into practice what you learned from me, what you heard and saw and realized. Do that, and God, who makes everything work together, will work you into his most excellent harmonies.
Wow, doesn’t’ that say it all! Live in the present and see what God is doing in you and through you for the “today” you live in. He is making a road in the desert, rivers in the dry places. Bringing forth fruit in the midst of your dryness. Take the good, the positive from the experiences you shared, the people that you loved and learned from and let us go forward to the Amazing places God has for us in our future. Ask Father God to speak to you and reveal what life lessons you can learn when saying goodbye and going forward. Believe that greatness is in your path! You will see it when you get to that beautiful place called “the future”.
You can be the only “You” that God longs for “You” to be. He led you to the desert to learn compassion for those who know no plenty. He led you to the plenty to rejoice and gain strength in the place of abundance. I don’t think I would have the sense of humor I have without my Uncle Gary in my life. I can truly say that I would not know real and complete honor with out P squad loving on us so well. I have watched and learned about true honor and true grace by being a life coach for world race.
The old saying is true; sometimes you have to just live one day at a time. Maybe even one minute or one second at a time. What ever it takes for you.
The one who formed you and made you loves you deeply and longs to give you life and life abundantly. Embrace Him and his plan for you. He loves you madly and longs for the best in you and out of you.
I was asked to speak into some people’s lives recently about processing where they have been. I told them not to be surprised if they discover they will be processing for years. Webster’s gives this in one of their definitions: a series of actions or steps taken in order to achieve a particular end :
Hopefully our end goal is to shine the light of Christ to others and dispel the darkness in their lives. Sometimes this sounds so churchy. Don’t let it be. We are all longing for any kind of light to shine into the dark places in our life and bring healing.
The series of actions to get to this place may look foreign to you or others around you. Grieving, remembering, not remembering, embracing, denial, laughter etc… These are all steps you may take to walk through your process.
While grieving a loved one you may become extremely angry because they left you. Rationally you know that they had no choice, but it is okay to feel this way, it is part of your steps to bring you to wholeness. And isn’t that the ultimate end. To be whole! To feel whole.
My prayer today is that I stay in the exact place God has for me and for those I love. To trust that He is working in all things and in all things His thoughts are for our good.
You are Blessed!