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In part one I let you in on my whole churro fiasco. Yes fiasco! The first thing I recognized or was reminded of is that I may not get every detail, but God does warn me about what is to come. It is up to me if I want to better prepare myself for whatever it is. Prep includes: prayer, fasting, reading the word, praising, listening etc.
So what do we do?
What did I do? I turned to my mommy sad and a little moded and stated, “mommy the cart is gone”. She tried to console me but it didn’t work. I wanted to complain! She pointed to other churro carts as we walked, but I refused. Too stubborn to try something new because I wasn’t getting my way. Every time we passed a churro cart mommy would point it out and I refused. Her response “Mel they sell the same thing”. But I didn’t care. I refused the carts so many times that they began to become scarce and when I was finally ready to break down and get one I couldn’t find another one that was open.
I was so stubborn about the change that I was missing out on several open doors to try something new. I attempted to stay in something so long that the resources just dried on up! This didn’t just affect me, but the people I was with. They wanted a churro too but didn’t stop because I wouldn’t. You being disobedient to the change that God is trying
to effect in your life may be causing others to miss out on their blessings, opportunities for greatness, and an abundance of resources.
That whole time, mommy encouraged me and attempted to get me to try something new in hopes that it would be even better. Something that God often does as our Father. He reminds us that things will be ok and that in Him we walk in newness, which means new opportunities in Him.
Close to midnight right before we left the park I was adamant about getting a churro, go figure. We traveled to where I normally see a cart, but nope it was popcorn…I look to my far left and see a cart that looked closed but decided to walk, ok run to it. And behold a churro cart. *cue angelic music* I purchased one for everyone and must say that I enjoyed every bite.
If we allow God to direct our paths like Proverbs 3:6 instructs He will lead us out of ditches we dug for ourselves being stubborn. Thank God for 2nd and 82nd chances. He will tell us exactly what to do and when to do it and restore our resources so others may be blessed.
One of my study bibles states: “The Christian who has ongoing fellowship with the Lord through His word comes to decisions equipped with a biblically informed way of thinking. Knowing God’s will at major decision points is much easier if you are seeking God’s will every day in bible reading in prayer”
Do you get that? The ease in which you are going to be able to transition is directly related to the consistency of your prayer life and time in your word. So where do we turn? Turn to Him! Devote time to speak to Him but also listen and seek His revelation, constantly.
When it is time to make decisions all of a sudden all the scriptures you read make total sense and string together as if in the same verse. You’ll remember conversations you had after prayer that confirm what you see in the now. You’ll recall a TV episode you watched…get my drift? We are totally prepared and led. But we can only do that by seeking His will out.
Yes the churro cart was tangible and there each trip. But really if I would have stayed in that relationship too long I would have only gotten fatter lol…IDK…. The season was up plain and simple. Eccl 3 tells us “to everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven”. But remember when seasons change God will NOT. Hebrews 13:8 lets us know that he is the same yesterday, today, and forever! Putting trust in anything else just wont work.
Where do I turn?
Turn to your word. Turn to prayer. Allow him to direct your path and stay clear of the opinions of others.
Do not feel guilty for following the spirit! You are still a trustworthy person and friend worthy of trustworthy covenants. You are still a good/qualified worker and are suitable for a better job. Just because that relationship didn’t work out doesn’t mean you aren’t a good parent and wont make it, you are and you will. If the Lord has led you to ministry somewhere else it doesn’t mean you are no longer loyal it shows that your loyalty lays in the right hands—God’s. If the Lord speaks to you be grateful and move in active obedience towards His will!
The change may hurt but Jeremiah 29:11 ensures us that he is not out to hurt us! He has hopes of good for us and not evil…So put away all that anxiety and put on peace and walk like the conqueror you are into all the newness let your light shine and take you on the path to the bigger, better, called you!
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Melanie N. Lee
I just REALLY love Jesus!!!
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