Just Me & Her: Navigating Your Way Through a Period of Isolation

There is something to be said about basking in the presence of God.

As you pursue Christ more, the more your relationship with Him strengthens. The more your relationship strengthens, the more you recognize the need to be able to hear from Him and Him only through the Holy Spirit. To hear from Him only requires that you be isolated from others at times. This period of isolation may seem strange at first to the individual undergoing this change, but after a while you become accustomed to it. Once you accept it, then other individuals begin to receive it. This may cause some individuals, particularly relatives and close friends or even acquaintances, who are familiar with getting your time as requested to perceive you as becoming “stand offish.”

During the beginning phases of this season, one may feel the need to be on “damage control patrol”, as if a 1000 excuses will make outsiders understand better or even care more about your absence from their life. During a more progressive phase, you will learn that the opinions of others have no place in your journey with God. In other words, nothing is more important than pursuing that which the Holy Spirit is calling for you to pursue. Absolutely, nothing. It can be a request from your mother or grandmother, but you still must not allow it to draw a wedge between you and your Heavenly Father. It can be an urging from your current source of revenue, but you must keep it in perspective that your Heavenly Father holds even your job, in His hands.

This means that you have no time to worry about your situation, your circumstance, or any ill-perceptions that others may have of you. When you know that you are in the will of God, you must stand firm in knowing that everything will work out for your good because you love the Lord and are called according to His purpose. See Romans 8:28!

For we know that the Lord tells us In Jeremiah 33:3 that we must call to Him and he will answer us and He will tell us things that we cannot know. Well I assure you in this loud world, it is almost impossible to hear from God, if you won’t spend quiet time alone with Him. Don’t worry about being lonely. I promise being in the presence of Almighty God, our gentle Father, is far more comforting than being in the presence of any man or woman.

So go ahead, do that thing that he has been urging you to do. Study to show yourself approved. Get to work, for there is much of it for you to do. Oh won’t you be used by Him today?! There is a marvelous journey ahead. So walk it out already!
Be blessed.

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Lency Got Somethin’ to Say!

“Before anything became easy, it was hard.” 

I originally saw this quote on the wall of an elementary school teacher’s classroom for gifted students.  I have been sharing it with kids ever since.

This quote is significant for adults to keep in mind as well.  Let’s face it!  How many of us have unconquered dreams that persist onward only in our minds, due to the fact that we tried to take the first step…

and fell/failed? 

 …Or so we thought.  Outside of anomalies in the human population, very few of us exited our mother’s wombs knowing how to do anything when first attempted.  To my critical thinkers out there…Yes I know that infants can grasp or grip with their hands, and gaze with their eyes immediately, but they must be taught/learn how to do everything else!  I believe if more adults were candid and transparent with young people about the struggles that they have faced and overcome in life, they could liberate so many young people who have come behind them…The ones who are still looking for those shoulders to stand on.

Who will you liberate today?

 

REMEMBER EVERY NEW EXPERIENCE HAS A LEARNING  

CURVE, SO DON’T BECOME DISCOURAGED BY THE  

PROCESS ; )

Below I have featured one of my most favorite poems that was introduced to me by my mother of course ; ) May it inspire you, as it continues to inspire me.

Equipment

by Edgar A. Guest


Figure it out for yourself, my lad. You’ve all that the greatest of men have had, Two arms, two hands, two legs, two eyes, And a brain to use if you would be wise. With this equipment they all began, So start for the top and say, “I Can.”

Look them over, the wise and the great, They take their food from a common plate, And similar knives and forks they use, With similar laces they tie their shoes. The world considers them brave and smart, But you’ve all they had when they made their start.

You can triumph and come to skill, You can be great if you only will. You’re well equipped for what fight you choose, You have arms and legs and a brain to use. And the man who has risen great deeds to do, Began his life with no more than you.

You are the handicap you must face, You are the one who must choose your place, You must say where you want to go, How much you will study the truth to know. God has equipped you for life, but He Lets you decide what you want to be.

Courage must come from the soul within, The man must furnish the will to win. So figure it out for yourself, my lad, You were born with all the great have had, With your equipment they all began. Get hold of yourself, and say: “I Can.”

from Collected Verse of Edgar Guest NY:Buccaneer Books, 1976, pg. 666