Published by Deborah Negron M.A.
May 1, 2021
Starting in a different place…
It’s not what I’m used to Lord,
It’s not where I would like to be…
I’m afraid, concerned, worried, frustrated.
Oh, It sounds exciting…
I can’t wait to get there.
It’s going to be grand.
It seems really perfect.
I can’t wait to begin this new journey.
Perspectives can differ.
People may be about to start a new venture or to leave a comfort zone.
Regardless of which it is, change is not always easy.
I love stability. I love staying and getting to know things about my surroundings. I do no like to move on when the time comes.
A pessimistic mentality can ruin a new adventure. A wrong attitude can destroy potential.
A optimistic outlook can mak the most difficult situations bearable.
What makes us one or the other.
I believe it is our proximity to Christ.
Yes, we may all experience fear uncertainty. We all experience these things. But our adherence to scripture can make the difference.
I tend to be negative at first. I question everything. I want to be sure, have all my ducks in a row and know my options.
But a leap of faith is not so.
Faith requires trusting God for what we cannot see yet. The stage of not knowing and learning is to trust He is the one ordering our steps.
The closer to God I get, the more surprised I am that He truly knows what is best.
He has it all panned out already.
The problem Is in me. It’s my inability to surrender my will to His that causes issues of discontent.
In learning to Trust God I read His Word, My Prayer life has become more centered on seeking His will for me than what I think, or what I may want. Easier and simpler isn’t always the way He wants usto go. Growth, pressure, pulling us up to climb and experience higher plateaus in our faith is His will.
The longer I live the more convinced I am, that God spends alot of time waiting on us. His patience is unwavering. We can either trust him now and make it a more productive process for ourselves or we can make our paths complicated and eventually lose our will and potential. Then God in all wisdom comes and rescues us from ourselves. He doesn’t give up on us.
He knows best. His will for us is for our benefit. I did not see it coming. I was one of the tough eggs to crack. But thank God he saved me. Thank God he had patience that I would surrender.
Now they of the Lord is my strength when I am weak. Now the peace of God surpassesmy understanding when life storms come. Now my trust is simply, He knows best.
I will follow instead of resisting, I pray.
It’s much harder the other way.
His path is better. He is that potter that does not settle for the marred Vessel. He makes us again. (Jeremiah 18).
He desires to make us vessels for his glory. We can be collaborators in this process when we surrender our brokenness, our misgivings, our doubts and our fears to him. We do this when we do not conform to the current and chose to follow His leading.
His path will lead us to a life of serving Him and finding satisfaction in What he have planned for you and me.
The God who made the world and everything in it, being Lord of heaven and earth, does not live in temples made by man, nor is he served by human hands, as though he needed anything, since he himself gives to all mankind life and breath and everything. And he made from one man every nation of mankind to live on all the face of the earth, having determined allotted periods and the boundaries of their dwelling place, that they should seek God, and perhaps feel their way toward him and find him. Yet he is actually not far from each one of us, for “‘In him we live and move and have our being’; as even some of your own poets have said, “‘For we are indeed his offspring.’
His desire is to be close to us and to give us a ‘hope and a future’. (Jeremaih 29:11).
I pray these words encourage you to get closer to the Lord. Change may be the best thing, you just have to Trust God.