Say hello to Violette. She writes at The Little Black Dress. She is a married, mother of 3 handsome boys and enjoys everything from arts &crafts to reality TV.
I first want to say I’m honored to have been given this platform to share from my heart to yours. I hope that the word God has laid on my heart to share with you guys is one in season and that it will encourage you wherever you find yourself in your journey.
I’ve been a blogger for about 7 months however this last month has truly been a challenge. I started out blogging everyday, and even if I didn’t know what I was going to blog about, God just gave me a word. All it took was my commitment to sit down by the computer and get started.
So why the recent temporary absence? It was all triggered by me loosing my job. Although I’ve always known there’s more to my purpose than working a 9-5, I believed my departure from that world would be on my terms. I’ve come to realize that God’s timing is not always our timing. I’m sure you’ve heard the saying “God’s never late, He’s always on time”. Although not a scripture per se, it’s implied throughout His word. What I learned is that there’s a difference between knowing this, and knowing this. Let me explain.
Waiting on God and believing for finances to fund a vacation is somewhat different from waiting on Him for finances to pay your mortgage or your bills. Not to trivialize any need (cause a need is a need), however when the due dates of your financial obligations come and go, quoting that God’s never late becomes a different story. You might feel the urge to say “Dear Lord, the cable’s off, and my mortgage is overdue, just thought you should know”, but He knows. As I stated earlier, our timing is not God’s timing. (Story of Lazarus comes to mind). Whatever He has planned for you, your purpose, your destiny, He knows your end from the beginning, His purpose will stand (Isa 46:10 paraphrased)
My slump was spent trying to figure out what God wants from me, what I’m supposed to do, where do I go, etc. And I know some of you have had those questions too. At the root of it all, all God wants is our heart (wholly & truly). I encourage you to turn to His word for guidance and find that scripture to stand on, cling to and depend on. One of the many I quote is “God is not man that He should lie” (Num 23:19) and that’s my basis for all the other scriptures I stand on. If He said, it will come to pass.
Although I don’t have all the answers, knowing that He sees the entire picture, I put one foot in front of other and keep on trucking by faith. I’m not going to beat myself up for not having blogged like I should for the past 2 weeks (more like 3 weeks) cause we’ve all had moments of despair and temporary lack of faith. But He still loves me, and this guest blog invitation came right in time as His way of telling me to get back to work (blogging), enough with the pity-party. And I’m heeding to His nudge 🙂
Today’s take away thought: Come what may, all things work together for your good. Don’t give up on God, for He won’t give up on you. He’s more than able to see you through to your expected end!
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