Oh yes, I am still learning this lesson. I think in order to do this effectively, I have to slow down and take each moment at a time rather than launching straight into the future like I usually do. This requires self control and thought. Which can be hard at times for a person whose brain is always on the go and goes straight to impulse mode at the snap of a finger.
When I remember that God has not left me at any point in my life, only then can I begin to relax and reflect on His goodness and the hard lessons that I am learning. I have to learn the same lessons over and over because I didn’t get them the first time they were presented to me. I believe a lot of believers have this idea as a part of their belief systems.
When I look back on my most difficult moments(or what I considered to be difficult at the time), I can only praise and thank God for bringing me through. He truly has brought me through some dark times. Faith is what has helped me to be so resilient. I also believe that determination is just a nice word for stubbornness. Which I have droves of.
So, if you are going through a difficult time(like a reflective essay final, or on the hunt for a job, or your life purpose) just keep pushing forward. God’s got you more than you know. Take time to slow down because God may be using your donkey to speak to you(see Numbers 22).
Shalom and Blessings
“So do not fear, for I am with you;do not be dismayed, for I am your God.I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” Isaiah 41:10(NIV)