Just because something is familiar doesn’t mean that it is right! Old ways have to die for new to spring forth.
I don’t know of anyone who likes to wait! It seems we are being asked to “wait” a lot lately. We have become so accustomed to instant gratification that waiting is seldom any more. We have insta-cart, on-line banking, drive-through windows, and mobile apps that meet our every demand almost from the moment we tap, touch, or talk to the screen. Waiting is hard
I’ve been thinking a lot about the future lately. As I’m nearing my thirties, the things that I haven’t yet done are becoming more evident. The house that I haven’t yet bought. The husband that I haven’t yet found. The kids I want so desperately but haven’t yet had. The degree I haven’t yet earned. With each passing month comes a new realization of how fast time is going, and the feeling of a life that is seemingly passing me by.
At the core of our being, and vital for life is the heart. We cannot survive without it fulfilling its
primary function of carrying oxygen-rich blood and nutrients throughout the body. It is essential to
physical health, vitality, and strength. It is the source from which our life is given.
“She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come.”Proverbs 31: 25
The future can be exciting as well as very intimidating. Whether it is looking into starting a new job, moving to another country, or trying to meet your goals in a certain time frame, it can make you feel small but simultaneously encouraging you to press through in order to reach your goal.
Strong and Courageous
Esther was a woman clothed in strength and dignity. She was the one chosen by God to save the Israelites from an ethnic cleansing that was about to take place. She was strong, courageous, and there was nothing that was going to stop her from standing against the edict of the king, even though she was well aware that she could have been killed in the process. You see, in those days, no man or woman were allowed step into the presence of the king without an invitation. However, even so, in all boldness she entered in and pleaded for her people, just like God instructed her to do. And guess what, she survived because the Lord was with her.
Uncertainty and Fear
The uncertainty of what could go wrong brings on fear that can either motivate us or paralyze us. Esther was uncertain of what was going to happen to her. Nevertheless, she did not allow fear to paralyze her. On the contrary, she allowed it to motivate her to step forward in all boldness. I can’t imagine how terrified Esther must have been the moment she appeared uninvited before the king. However, one thing I am certain of is that she knew God was with her and therefore confidently walked in such way to fulfill her purpose.
The future will always be exciting and intimidating, but
“Blessed is she who has believed that the Lord will fulfill His promises to Her”Luke 1:45
So whether you have the next five years of your life planned out or not, trust Him. His plan for your life is perfect and the good work he has started in you he shall complete. Your life is in His hand!
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Miss Proverbs 31 has it all together. She’s living her best life, she’s super domestic, even has her own business going, and she’s succeeding and thriving in all she does. Her character is on point and she knows fully who she is. “She is clothed in strength and dignity, and laughs without fear of the future”. I’ve envied her in seasons when I have felt far from being like her. If we’re honest, Miss Proverbs 31 can be intimidating… maybe even cause us to feel a bit bad about ourselves, like we don’t measure up. But even this Proverbs 31 gal had to make choices to step into the women God made her to be. How do we become women like this, who look forward into the unknown and have joy that overflows into laughter?