Inspiration! Oh, I LOVE inspiration! Today I had a beautiful conversation with my sweet friend, Amanda. I reached out to her for prayer and she immediately responded with encouragement, hope and obedience. She heard my heart and then took the time to pray and seek God for guidance before responding back to me....thankfully she did this and allowed the Holy Spirit to work in her heart before saying anything. She was obedient to what He had spoken to her and I'm SO thankful she was.
In summary, she said she felt that God needed me to just "BE". She said that she felt like I needed to stop trying so hard....stop trying to please God and others so much and just be me! I knew something was going on inside of me but I didn't know what exactly and this just totally opened my eyes to what I was feeling. I didn't even realize that THIS was my issue......THIS is why I was feeling so...... so lost.....
You see, we don't have to work hard to please Him. He leads us and opens doors for us to use our gifts. We don't have to try and impress Him or prove to Him that we are worthy. For that matter, we don't have to prove this to anybody else either. He has equipped us and He has already ordered our steps. We don't have to try so hard to impress. We are His precious gifts!
Today I chose to take a break from social media. I need to just BE. I need to find myself SO lost in Him that I don't feel the need to please. This past year has backed me into a corner of self-doubt, pain, disappointment and confusion. My heart hurts and at times I feel so lost and unsure. I can choose to stay in this dark place of loss and self-pity or I can allow God to help me to rise above all of the pain and disappointment.
If you are going through a time of feeling lost, you aren't alone! I'm not alone. We have one another but more importantly, we have a God who is ALWAYS walking with us. He sees us and knows us by name. I challenge you today to just BE! BE BOLD enough to just BE who YOU are!!! Who GOD created! Be bold enough to not feel the need to please but to be confident in who you are!
Thank you Amanda for your encouragement! I needed that message today!