When you’re down to nothing, God is up to something.
In life sometimes we lose things and don’t understand why, or how it happens. Seems like when you’re doing things right it makes room for things to go wrong. Many times we find ourselves down to nothing, wondering are things gonna get better. I’m here to tell you that things do get better.
I believe God allows us to lose some things just so he can give us something better. But in that moment we fail to understand that. I know times in my life I didn’t understand why things were happening even when I was doing things right. Fast forward looking back, I begin to be thankful for what I didn’t see at first of what I see now. You’re faith can take you a long ways in life. You have to trust and believe that the best is yet to come. God is not going to leave you empty handed. He wants us to prosper in life. He wants us to get broken down just so we can be better than before. Do you have the faith to believe that? We might not understand what God is doing in our lives but we must trust him, knowing that he will never leave us nor forsake us. God is up to something in your life and that something is a good something. Have faith and believe. God got your back and has your best interest at heart.
Know yourself, know your worth
Love yourself, love YOU First
Knowing yourself is the beginning of it all. Many times in life we base our identity off of what other people want us to be or what they think we should be. Your identity is yours and it belongs to YOU. Don’t let anyone tell you who you are in this life. It’s up to you to know yourself just so you know what you deserve in life. You’re worth more than the limits people try to put on you. Knowing yourself makes a huge difference because it’s you teaching people how to treat you by what you allow, what you stop, and what you reinforce.
What is your worth? Is there a price on what you bring to the table? Are you getting from someone what you are putting in to them? Our worth sometimes gets devalued by people because if they see you devaluing yourself, they are going to think it’s acceptable to do the same also. You deserve so much in this life but not knowing your worth can stop you from getting what you deserve.
Love yourself first. It’s not selfish to love yourself first. The love you have for yourself will cause people to respect that. If they don’t respect that, that means that person has no love for themselves. You have to Love yourself First before you love someone else. Loving others becomes easy when you love yourself. You are loved, you are wonderfully made, you have purpose, and God has great plans for you. God sees the value that you have in your life. If you see what God can see, then start walking in that confidence of your value.
Sometimes God has to break you down to bless you up. God doesn’t break you down to keep you broken. He breaks you down to build you up in your strength, faith, and to humble you. God is going to build you up better than before, not leave you broken.
Sometimes God takes you on a journey you didn’t know you needed to bring you everything you ever wanted. During our broken moments it’s very hard to understand and accept. In my broken moments in life I would have kept a defeated mindset if I didn’t trust and believe the plans that God had for my life. When you feel helpless and alone, it’s easy to believe those negative thoughts. We even may have people that are close to us try to break us down even more by continually putting negativity in our ears and mind. So people only check on you to see if you have failed yet but God will put you back together right in front of those that tried to break you.
In those times waiting on God isn’t always easy but it’s always worth it in the end. So when you’re thinking about giving up and throwing in the towel, God will send the right people in your life to encourage you, uplift you, and speak into your life.
God has great plans for your life and the timing of it is going to be perfect. Don’t give up, you’re closer than you think. Don’t lose faith. A little faith can move big mountains. Be patient but still put in the work. Trust the process.
Things that happen in life are not designed to stop us but to re-position us so we can come in contact for what God really has for us.
“No fire can burn me
No battle can turn me
No mountain can stop me
Cause you hold my hand
And I am walking in your victory
Cause your power is within me
No giant can defeat me
Cause you hold my hand”
God will carry you through every season of your life.
Through life we sometimes get to the point where we allow of own strength to carry us through tough moments. Depending on our own strength will only carry us so far to the point where we will begin to quit on ourselves and just give up. I know from experience that everything I tried on my own I failed. Why? Because I depended on my own strength instead of God strength. He told us in his word that his strength is made perfect in our weakness. Some of us have been weak for so long and in order for us to reach our purpose in life, we have to let God take control of our life. He won’t lead you wrong.
When I begin to let God lead and order my steps, things begin to work in my favor. Not for my glory but so he may be glorified. Let God carry you through this season of your life. He will get you to where you need to be. All he ask is that you have the faith. Do you have faith today? Believing and knowing what God has promised you he will fulfill in your life. Your faith is what will activate God in your life. Faith without works is dead. Have faith and apply the action. God wants you to prosper in life. Allow him to carry you.
We all know the story of when Jesus walked on water. Peter also walked on the water to that day. Peter begin to sink because he took his eyes off of Jesus. In response Jesus said “O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt?” God will begin to have you doing the impossible to the point that it may scare you but if you just keep your eyes on him, he makes the impossible possible. Don’t doubt God’s power. God is going to help you in this season, it’s up to you to have the faith.
Do you have faith today?
Don’t take your eyes of the one who makes the impossible possible. He will carry you.
I believe that God will really begin to work in your life when you put your pride aside and get on your knees to pray. You will fail doing things on your own but with God, he makes all things Possible.
Don’t weigh yourself down with the baggage you don’t have to carry. Many times we surround ourselves with people who just weigh us down. It’s hard to pull people up and easy to pull someone down. We surround ourselves with negative minded people who continue to pull us down, rather than pull us up. If you surround yourself with people who are fearful of being great, you will begin to be fearful. If you surround yourself with people who always doubt themselves, you will begin to doubt yourself. But there are going to be times you will have to standout and be the one that is positive around others, but you don’t have to weigh yourself down by carrying the baggage of others. We all have choices in life. Being positive or negative is a choice. Life is too short to live a life being weighed down by the baggage you don’t have to carry. Continue reading “The Positive Notebook: BAGGAGE”