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Embracing the Unfamiliar Flow

26 Jan

imageJuggling the responsibilities of life is frustrating! I hate feeling unbalanced, unprepared, and thrown off guard. That’s why I’ve created a flow. Changing my flow is really uncomfortable after I’ve finally become accustomed to a daily routine. Why does God do this? “God, why do you do this?!” After I’ve worked so hard to create balance – spiritually, emotionally, and mentally – you come and test the stability I’ve created.  After I’ve managed to balance my work life and personal life, you allow a monkey wrench to put me in a posture of faith.

I don’t believe God is a God of chaos and confusion, but I’ve come to find that God is a God of lessons – constantly challenging our way of thinking. Disrupting our daily plans, provoking curiosity – asking the “why’s” and “how come”…forming a yearning to learn.

That’s it! God allows these things to happen in order for me to let Him lead. To handover my will to His will for my life.  He is teaching me how to trust Him. He is challenging me to have faith. Even in the simple things.

It’s not that God doesn’t want us to have balance, He actually does. But He wants us to be in tuned with His rhythm…even if that means shaking up our plans. Edging God out of our plans is very easy to do subconsciously. We can’t be so rigid with our agenda that we don’t make room for God to flow in our lives.  We have to leave ourselves open to let God guide us – everyday.”So, why go with God’s flow?” Because God’s flow serves a purpose.  Sometimes the purpose to give us new insight about ourselves or sometimes the purpose is bigger than us…maybe it is to touch someone else’s life.  Often times, we don’t encounter these new insights or find ourselves in a mental space to help others when we are dead set on our plans.

I am learning that even when I am following my own plans, those plans somehow – either doesn’t workout the way I expected or they back fire.  So, now I appreciate God’s interruptions to “my flow”…because I know that it’s either for my betterment or someone else’s.

Yielding to God’s plan is not easy sometimes. It requires discipline. Often times it requires for us to be vulnerable. Like many others, I hate feeling helpless. I guess God is trying to strengthen my faith by placing me in situations to trust Him more. So I can learn to function in an unfamiliar flow, with Him as my pilot.

– Ms. Broadway Therapy #MetroMorningReflections #ReflectionNation

New challenge for the week: Becoming content with constant change and the unfamiliar.  #New Beginnings #New Challenges

Philippians 4:11-14New Living Translation (NLT) – #Contentment

11 Not that I was ever in need, for I have learned how to be content with whatever I have. 12 I know how to live on almost nothing or with everything. I have learned the secret of living in every situation, whether it is with a full stomach or empty, with plenty or little. 13 For I can do everything through Christ,who gives me strength. 14 Even so, you have done well to share with me in my present difficulty.

 Psalm 25:4New Living Translation (NLT) – #Redirection Into The Unfamiliar

Show me the right path, O Lord;
    point out the road for me to follow.

Romans 8:28New Living Translation (NLT) – #The Purpose Of God’s Flow

28 And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.

James 1: 2 – 4

Dear brothers and sisters, when troubles of any kind come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy. For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow. So let it grow, for when your endurance is fully developed, you will be perfect and complete, needing nothing.

 

 

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