Before my life changing car accident I felt completely in tune with my world. I was receptive, sensitive, observant. I was creative- visualizing new ideas for the future. I was motivated and excited about each day.
Then the car accident occurred and completely threw me off. I lost balance. I questioned the point of life with its constant battles. I cried a lot. I questioned God. I questioned myself. I was emotional.
Once I moved out of the emotional stage I truly began to rely on God. I began to look past the accident and truly just seek his face. His will. I began to REALLY read His Word, not just a scripture or two. I began to meditate on scriptures. I started to self-reflect and examine myself- my thoughts, my actions, my goals, my weaknesses.
I recognized that my spirit was weak. My faith had shifted from God to myself. I began to fast. Fasting is a separate post by itself!
Today I feel as if I’m getting back in tune with my world. I feel like I’m exactly where I should be. I believe that EVERYTHING is working for my good. (Romans 8:28)
I’m excited about today, my future, and my life purpose. I am thankful for what I have. I am humbled. Forced, yet still humbled. 🙂
I feel as if I’m better today than I was yesterday. I’m not perfect, but I’m amazing and I believe that God has great things in store for me.
God never promised that life would be perfect or even easy. In John 16:33, Jesus himself said “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”
I hope this post encourages you to keep perspective! Remember:
1. God created us to worship and serve him first and foremost. In him we find peace, our purpose, and understanding. We are NOT to live for our careers, things, or even our children.
2. God can work ALL things for good! It may not look good, you may not understand how, but just trust that he can. His Word is true.
3. Don’t be surprised or discouraged by troubles! It’s a part of life. Learn from mistakes and rely on God to see you through. He will. He promises to never leave us nor forsake us. (Hebrews 13:5)
I’m back in tune with my world and I’m thankful to God. I have peace. I hope this post will encourage you to self-reflect and get in tune with God and your world.