To God Be All The Glory!
Search me [thoroughly], O God, and know my heart!
Try me and know my thoughts!
And see if there be any wicked or hurtful way in me,
and lead me in the way everlasting! ~Psalm 139:23-24
Six years ago, I made an earnest decision to do the work. Often, this requires me to make an inventory of myself—no fear and no shame. No more putting the focus on others. It can be painful at times and after six years into it I still find myself trying to avoid the process. I’ve learned that it takes more than just saying I want change. I actually have to do something. And sometimes doing something is as simple as making a decision. But you know what, all the prayers, laying of hands, or whooping and hollering in the world won’t initiate change if I am unwilling to do the work. Faith without works (action) is dead.
Year Five was a season of moving outside of my comfort zone. I put my faith into action. God is calling me to be accountable. As anxious and sometimes as weary as I become on this journey, He gives me the strength and the courage to keep moving forward. The enemy prepares the perfect excuses for me to give up and quit. His goal is for me to loose faith. On the other side, Jesus always has a way of escape for me. He stands by me, takes my hand and guides me through. He fights for me. Thank you Jesus!
And guess what? I’m still standing! Keep moving forward no matter how hard it seems to be!
All Things Work Together…(8:28) OneLove ~ (Cheralind)
Surrender is not about giving up,
it's about LETTING GO...