I'm on a learning spree guys! You know how they say "you learn something new everyday?" Welp, that's been my life for the past 3 weeks lol but I can't say I've been eager to learn. Why would I tell you this? Well it's because I want you to know, I'm not perfect. See even though I share these blogs of inspiration, encouragement & sometimes conviction, most of the time they're really for me!!! (I had a moment) But moving on...
God has been dealing with me on so many things. Sometimes I'm like "how is it time for a new lesson when I'm still practicing the previous one?" But truthfully, my ability to move on without dwelling, is progress in itself. Which in reality means, I'm learning and evolving at the same time. Cool. There are so many wonderful things I want to share but it'd be unfair to download it all at once when God didn't do that to me. So what I will do is highlight some key points and allow you to reflect on them over the next 2 weeks until we meet again.
1. I started reading a new book, Draw the Circle by Mark Batterson. It's amazing! When the introduction to a book speaks to you, KEEP READING, it only gets better! Hopefully I can retrace my steps and journal so that I can blog about it as I progress. Purchase the book if you can. Everyone can and should read it!
2. "No" doesn't always last forever. I recently had to hear some No's from God and they did not make me happy. I didn't want to accept them but I did. Eventually they became easier to deal with and once I realized He wanted me to re-focus on Him, He released the Yes. The longer we fight with No, the more we prolong Yes!
3. Mark 8:34 (read it and you'll understand a little more) You must DENY yourself.. Disassociate yourself with who you were before you were saved. You know how they say, "cut back in moderation" or "gradually let things go"? Unfortunately you can't be saved in moderation! You can't gradually disassociate yourself with who you used to be or else you will find yourself frequenting the old ways, places and habits of that old self more and more until it consumes you again.. It's okay to remember but don't reminisce. Even the "good past" can be dangerous.
4. Pray. It seems simple but we need to be reminded. And when you pray, ask to be prepared for what's coming. Most of us resort back to who we were because we are afraid of what we can become (in a good way) We fear the power we truly possess. If you ask for elevation, be ready for the whole package. If it's your destiny, quit running, you can handle whatever He gives you as long as He is always in control.
You kinda got the sides without the main entree, whoops. But those are key points in my leading journey that have helped me along the way.
Side note: In addition to this blog, if you are experiencing any areas that you want advice, accountability, prayer, encouragement, etc please message on Facebook or email me directly (Estonia.firstname.lastname@example.org). I hope my blogs have been a blessing to you and I want to extend myself further. God has placed so much inside of me and I want to share it with everyone! I love you all and look forward to hearing from you. If you email, please include your name.
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- Estonia Mosby