Updated: Nov 22
Linear Faith. Consistent Faith.
Easier said than done.
We all have ups and downs, mountains and valleys, even straight paths in life. No one is alone in that.
We face seasons we wish we didn't have to. We all face difficulties we wish we didn't.
Financial, personal, health, spiritual. They happen but how we walk through them is what makes the difference.
There have been times in my life where I thought things were going good and I was doing what I needed to do, just to learn that I wasn't.
I was in college and my best friend and I were inseparable until there was an issue that didn't seem like it could be resolved. The issue had to do with me. I didn't even realize the issue until it was pointed out.
I was doing what I thought I was supposed to do and handle things the way I thought I should. I didn't realize I was people-pleasing and controlling all at once....y'all that is hard yet I was doing that because of past hurts and learned behavior.
Until it was shown to me I couldn't fix it....see what I said there, I couldn't fix it.
For a few weeks I tried my best to just live life not letting the fact that my best friend wasn't my friend any more. I tried to live like there was nothing wrong.
Then one day God said, that is enough, and really hit me hard with the facts and the realization and what I needed to do. I had some healing I needed to do for myself and to fix the friendship.
It was at that moment I knew that I couldn't do things on my own. I cried out to God with my face on the floor.
I needed to change my relationship with God to be something deeper than it was.
It was at the moment I knew my faith needed to be more linear, consistent, and not controlled by all the things around me.
We all do that sometimes. Our faith is great with things when are great and then the opposite when things are bad.
I was done living like that.
Since that moment has it been easy? No.
I have had to pick myself of a few times to get on track but every time I am on the path the Lord has for me, and everything is more peaceful no matter the mess or difficulty around me.
God shows me that He knows what is best.
That friend and I are still friends to this day. God brought us together and nothing will stop that.
Allow God to lead you through the tough stuff. Let Him have the lead and He will show you all He can do.
Philippians 4:19 - And this same God who takes care of me will supply all your needs from his glorious riches, which have been given to us in Christ Jesus.