Feeling Overwhelmed

God, I can’t do it!

Have you ever yelled that out? Or have you at least thought of this phrase before? Sometimes I find myself telling God “jeez, I didn’t think you would literally break me when I asked you to, can’t a girl get a break”…Yes, this is how my conversations with God sometimes transpire, with the uttermost respect of course. Jesus I am feeling overwhelmed!

There are days, weeks, months, and seasons that just seem very trying.  I feel like I am in a season of extreme pruning and growth, God help me. It just seems that God is revealing every part of me that will not work. I have had doors open and closed without even asking…praise God.

It is very comforting to know that God cares enough to want to make me the best version of myself. Nonetheless, growth  can get tiring. I am about to graduate and my oh my has it been hectic. Graduation season is not necessarily one where I have ample time to be trialed, so I have been doing a lot of “why me” cries..smh

Slap

You know when you ask God to help you with something and he REALY helps you out, like a  slap on your face type help. I asked God to help me be more patient and my patience been tested like no other. It seems like no one is walking in my rhythm! I complain, saying “ I don’t have time for this nonsense, yatta yatta, why are people disrespecting my time”.  After I get myself together and stop complaining, God speaks to me and calms me down. The Lord encourages me and reminds me of his grace.

The truth is that God is preparing us for more. Fortunately, God has shown me a glimpse of my path, and I can clearly see how having patience and working with people that don’t move at my rhythm is very important. ( sidenote: These are good traits to practice no matter what)

I am quickly learning that God will stretch you when you surrender to Him,  it will be painful but well worth it!

 

Stay blessed,

How To Work Past Your Emotions

So I admit, it’s 11pm, I have had a long day, I am tired and want to do nothing more than to relax and watch Youtube while I slowly fall asleep… don’t judge me, you do the same. And yet, here I stand, writing a blog post. You see, I don’t always want to do what I have to do. Whether that means going to work, writing, reading, studying, serving, forgiving, loving, and even praying. I don’t always feel like being righteous and holy…there I said it. I don’t always want to pursue the things that God has asked me to do.But I choose to serve, write, love, study, forgive and work past my emotions. 

I have learned that my emotions will not always line up with the ways of the Lord. I have to work past my emotions.My heart and feelings cannot be trusted to make final decisions. Emotions may be good guidelines at times, but it certainly is not a good foundation.

“ The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure. Who can understand it? “ Jeremiah 17:9.

Call To Action

We cannot wait for a mood change before changing our actions.

We must act according to the Lord and allow our emotions to follow because eventually, they will.

There is an idea in popular culture that it is best to trust your feelings, that your feelings are true, that it is best to follow your feelings and that we are not authentic when we don’t do this. This is a, dare I say, an absurd notion that elevates our fleshly desires. Unless you are a perfect human being, you have had the desire to do something that you should’nt do, but you might of stoped yourself from doing it. As much as you wanted to react to your feelings, you instead decided to follow what you knew to be right, you worked past your emotions.

Following the heart sounds great until you realize that feelings are from the flesh and the flesh is nothing but deceitful. Paul says in the word that

“For I do not understand my own actions. For I do not do what I want, but I do the very thing I hate” Romans 7:15.

Now, I don’t know about you but if I did whatever I felt like doing, I would probably eat a lot more junk food, be petty, watch Netflix, play a lot more than I work… I would basically become a mess. I want to please God and live righteously, I choose to deny my flesh and to listen to the Holy Spirit before I allow my emotions to speak.

As a follower of Christ, I choose to please Him and live righteously. I choose to deny my flesh and listen to the Holy Spirit before I allow my emotions to speak.

It is so vital to work past your emotions if you want to run this race of life and succeed.

How To Work Past Your Emotions

The truth is, life gets hard, and you won’t always want to do the things that must be done. You won’t always want to wake up bright and early to study the word before going to work…but you absolutely must. What happens when you choose to not do what God has called you to do because you are lazy and emotional? There are people waiting for you to obey, so obey and react the way you should.

It’s not always easy to work past emotions so you have to cling unto God. Next time you don’t feel like it, first ask yourself why? Is it your flesh talking? are you tired or annoyed? Go into your word and remind yourself of God’s truths. Ask the Holy Spirit to uplift you and give you strength to perform in spite of your feelings. Then, get up and do what you got to do sis, we are waiting for you to take that next step!

I am rooting for you!

 

Stay blessed,