In my growth I’ve started to realize…or rather, accept… the focus I need to put on my health. Not just spiritually but also mentally and physically. My emotional state has been all over the charts for years, but especially so these past couple years that it has alarmed even me at times, and my physical health. I AM getting older after all (thank you God!). It dawned on me a few months back how close I’m getting to 40 and it scared me! I mean, I think of 40 year olds and I think of my teachers or my mom or the end of my “youth.” I haven’t yet become the person I had hoped I would be once I was grown!
I have reached a point in my life in which I want to finally become the person God created me to be. To not rely on the opinions of others to validate my being but to rely on God’s love for me to confirm my worth. To use my life with purpose and not wait on dreams or longings to come before I feel encourage to act. To essentially realize my faults, my shortcomings and what I need to change in order to be the beautiful child my Creator made.
Did you know that you could be standing in the middle of His presence and still be lacking? For instance, I discovered by happen chance that I am Vitamin D deficient. I live in the “sunshine state” for pete’s sake! How embarrassing! But the truth is, the summers are so unbearable outdoors most days and I’ve worn more sun block living here 2 years than I have my entire life. It makes sense! So I started taking Vit. D drops and calcium supplements (because I AM getting old after all….and it helps with vit. D absorption), and it was like my “crazy” brain got turned off! I’m able to focus. I feel more rested. I feel blessed to have this gift!
So much of our lives we sit smack dab in the middle of God’s purpose for us and we simply remain blind to it. We shelter our hearts from the pain of growth and the cleaning of our spiritual closets. We want to focus on everyone else’s actions and to claim them as the reasons our life has turned out the way it has. The truth is, God is gifting you with so much every day and He simply wants you to recognize it, give Him thanks for it and share it with others.
So one of the best things that I can do for myself during this season in my life is to realize the lies I’ve held on to and do away with them. To not let them cripple me anymore. Like thinking living in Florida was enough to keep my sunshine vitamin in check. To allow the person God created to come out from behind the curtains of doubt, inhibitions, anger and pride. The little girl that was so full of life and God’s blessings is still in me. She simply needs to claw her way through the false beliefs.
Tags: being, blessings, creation, God, health, Lies, life, Truth
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