Count Your Blessings
So at this point of the year, we start to write our goals and expectations for the coming new year. And this is important to me personally because I like to visualise the progress I would like to see in my life. Once I visualise it, I can act on it through smart work ethic and hard constant prayer.
However, before we start praying over and listing down what we want to see next. Why don’t we take a moment to acknowledge and appreciate what we see now.
God has honestly been so good to us. And even though things didn’t turn out the way you thought they would. The fact that you are alive today is more than what a lot of people can say. And that is something to be grateful for.
Take a moment. And count your blessings.
Surrounded By You
Have you ever had those seasons when you feel alone? You are surrounded by so many people yet you still feel alone. Have you ever had those seasons where everything seems to be going wrong and nothing is going to plan? Have you ever had those seasons where you are being stretched so far that you literally feel like you are about to break? Have you ever had those seasons where you feel like God has abandoned you?
Have you noticed that these are all feelings. We “feel” lonely, we “feel” like things are going wrong, we “feel” like we are about to break and we “feel” like God has abandoned us.
It’s a feeling. It’s a lie.
God never left your side since he created you. It may look like you are surrounded by heartache, pain, suffering, disappointment and death. But God overshadows every ounce of negativity with his love, his peace and his presence.
He hasn’t brought you this far to leave you. And he never utters a word and goes against it.
Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.” - Deut 31:6
You are surrounded by God. And nothing else.