No matter what happens in my life. No matter what adversity tries to take me down, throw me of course, distract me, and possibly derail me from my rightful course; I know that I am blessed. Forever I am walking I’m His Blessing. As Pastor Trent so eye openly said on Sunday “if there is a whole in your life, it is a sign that God has already made a provision.” He referenced Col 2:9,10
"9 For in Christ lives all the fullness ofGod in a human body. 10 and you are complete through your union with Christ. He is the Lord over every ruler and authority in the universe"
God will never creates something with out providing a provision for it. We are to take up residence of His presence. It’s His presence that only matters. None else. For once we are in His presence, we are placing ourselfs in His Blessing. So fill the void, the whole, with His presence. You’re blessed!
Tuesday March 15th marked my 25th year walking this earth. Now, as some of you who’ve already walked this path know how much more evident it becomes to people around you that “something” is missing. And I direct this to all my single ladies (men apply too) cue Beyonce. Everyone seems to want to set you up with any and every man that breathes and moves and shows sign he’s single! Am I right? I am not upset at this, (though I must admit at times it can be annoying) but, I see that they are doing it out of the goodness of their heart because they love me. And I am a value and treasure to them. But because of that, distractions flow because every man that breathes and moves and shows sign he is single makes you begin to wonder! And then the thoughts roll in of that one subject missing in your life. And if he pays some attention to you and a short while later “you never existed”, you get upset and feel like what is the matter(?). That’s it right there! Let’s counter that. Nothing is the matter! Perhaps there may be points in your life that need to be taken noticed of, but YOU ARE NOT A PROBLEM! You are a Blessing. If you weren’t here, there would be a missing piece to the puzzle.
In addition to singledom, I am currently unemployed as of three weeks ago. My past workplace decided to close, which left five of us jobless and on a major hunt. Talk about void! Being 25, and on the verge of pulling my life together, life happens and I’m forced to listen to the voices of “void”. Now, there have been a few panic and emotional days (I am human) but, I’ve had to literally fling myself and let me know that I need to snap out of it! I chose my destiny. I chose how I’m going to live my life. I chose how happy I’m going to be. So adversity comes, I must decide how I’m going to handle it. If something is not right in my life, that I’ve stumbled upon, then I am the one to fix it and make it work! No one else decides these things for me. Cue God. He is who I decide to turn to first when adversity comes my way. He helps me decide how to handle adversity, with the correct actions. After days, weeks, hours of apply to different places and nothing has proven fruit yet, I know that it has already been provided for. He is my provider.
"2 My help comes from the Lord, who made the heavens and the earth!" Ps 121:2
You and I are both in this together and if we consider God first, trust His guidance, stand in Faith, hear Him speak, be obedient to His Word(s), and hold tight to the Holy Spirit we will be continually walking in His Blessing. He should always be the echo in our lives. Nothing can derail us, no matter how hard it tries!
Artistic Narraration: Masterpiece
I am the canvas and He is my artist. I am His masterpiece.
Here’s a thought: my life is a painting in the making.
For as long as I can remember, I have always thought of my life as a painting. The brush delicately handled stroke by stroke. The painter forms every detail. Every colour, every decision, is solely made with the purpose of adding more beauty to my life. And, as the years pass by, the continuum of a beautiful painting develops.
Have you ever thought of your life in narration? Well, that is my life everyday! The best way to describe it is the Will Farrell movie, Stranger Than Fiction. Here I am stage left as the star of the play, and the empty spaces fill through narration. I have my own film score to accompany me. Often times, I interrupt the “reality” of my narration and dream of myself prancing in a field, or doing a random jig as I walk down the road, or laughing hysterically at a joke I’ve made up; which then turns into reality with me actually laughing at my strange antics.
But, all of this IS me! It is a part of the painting and narration. Sure, there are things that I may consider needing change, but I am proud to be me. Life would honestly be boring if I weren’t me. Being someone else has no benefits. If there were no me, there would be a missing piece to the puzzle. And, I like puzzles (more like obsessed), so there’s no way I’m leaving till it’s solved!
As I’ve grown and fallen more and more in love with God each day, I’ve deemed Him as the artist and narrator. I am a treasure. And I believe that you are to. I love getting to know people and witnessing their God created masterpiece. Seeing beauty beyond natural eyes is a characteristic I pray will remain.
So, today, cast yourself in a musical, sing-a-long, dance-a-long, perform. Do whatever your heart wills. Take part in the beautiful creation of your masterpiece.