Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Not Alone

As I face the days ahead and continue on my journey as an entrepreneur I have to remind myself often that I am not alone.  I am so accustom to fending for myself (at least I thought I was), that I have to stay mindful of the truth, I am not alone.  So often, in times past I felt it was my job to fix it (whatever it may have been) or deal with situations on my own.  This had been my mindset even as a Christian, because although I confessed Christ I did not really trust Him.  I did not trust Him to protect me, so I attempted to protect myself.  Needless to say, that was always an epic failure! I did not trust Him to provide for me, nor did I trust that He would give me knowledge, wisdom, insight or understanding.  So in every area of my life, although I had Christ, I still felt alone. I have to say that although I felt alone and I thought I was handling my life on my own, God was always there. He has always been there providing much mercy and an abundance of grace.  Looking back, when I thought it was me figuring it out, getting it done it was really God. As I move forward I am learning that the more I relinquish everything to Him and trust Him, live becomes much easier, and thing just seem to flow and fall in place.     

So on this journey in being an entrepreneur I have to everyday face the fact that I need Christ in every area of my life. I need His guidance, His reassurrance, His wisdom, insight and understanding.  As I have not gone this way before I know not what is around the corner for me in my endeavors.  I do however know that as long as God is with me I can effective deal with anything that comes my way. My first line of defenses is: whatever the issue, take it to God and trust that He will give me what I need to get through it. 

These words flow so easily from my finger tips, so I must admit that this is a moment by moment effort almost everyday.  When I feel myself tensing up about things that don;t seem to be working out I have to stop, take a couple of deep breaths and refocus my attention on how big my God is. If continue to focus on the issue (whatever that may be) it clouds my correct view of God which makes my way even more muddled than before.    

So I would like to encourage you today and let you know that you too are not alone.  We have a heavenly Father that loves us beyond our wildest imagination and Isaiah 30:18 (Amplified) says this,: ...Therefore the Lord (earnestly) waits (expecting, looking and longing) to be gracious to you, and therefore He lifts Himself up, that He may have mercy on you and show loving-kindness to you. For the Lord is a God of justice. Blessed (happy, fortunate, to be envied) are all those who (earnestly) wait for Him, who expect and look and long for Him (for His victory, His favor, His love, His peace, His joy and His matchless, unbroken companionship

Wow, that so comforts my heart!! So I further encourage you today to take solace in the truth that God loves you and is totally for you, therefore your are not alone, ever!         

Until next time, live life to the fullest, laugh a lot and love much, and remember to never forget that you have greatness in you….. because you were created by a great God!  

Marilyn

“Becoming Semply Whole”