A few weeks ago, during our devotional time at work, we were talking about social media and how so often we compare our lives to the lives that we see displayed and depicted on other people’s social media feeds.
(p.s. how amazing is it that we get time for devotions at work?! so amazing).
We also discussed how often times we don’t post about what’s really going on in our lives because we only want to post the picture perfect times.
“The reason we struggle with insecurity is because we compare our behind-the-scenes with everyone else’s highlight reel.” – Steven Furtick
As I was reflecting, I never thought I struggled with being open and honest on social media. There have been times when I’ve struggled with comparison from social media but I have felt that I’ve been open with sharing my heart through social platforms. I was called to share my cancer journey through writing this blog. I say called because I truly felt a calling that the Lord placed on my life to share what He was doing in me and to show how He was working through me during that time.
I always felt like it was a sign of spiritual maturity to be able to look a trial in the face and profess God’s goodness all over it – but isn’t it true that there are some things that we go through in life that we are so ashamed of that we don’t know how to tell anyone? That we don’t want to tell anyone?
God calls us to do life with other people but what does it look like when we get stuck?
Everyone is going through something. But God is big enough to handle anything that you’re going through.
Some of you need to hear that today.
Opportunity is wrapped in obedience, and when you look at obstacles as opportunities, you will be elevated through your obedience.
If you don’t commit to obeying what the Lord is speaking to your heart, you are not going to have His peace in your situation. Peace comes after obedience and if you don’t have the peace of God in your situation, that peace may be awaiting your obedience.
Obey Him. Trust Him.
When was the last time that you believed that God had so much more in store for you than you could ever imagine and that He’s only shown you a glimpse of it?
Sometimes obedience is believing now what will only happen later.
Faith is believing before what will only make sense after.
That’s the season I’m in right now and this is what I know: He’s a good Father and He’s all I need.
Blessings to you,