How you doing? I’m doing great! Not much has changed since I started this blog over a year ago. I’m still working my crazy shift (11:30 p.m. to 7:30 a.m.). My job is still stressful and has a daily deadline. I don't have a ton of money after paying my bills. I’m currently #teamsingle, but through it all, I can’t complain! What has changed is my mindset and that has made all the difference.
My whole life I’ve always wanted to escape circumstances. My prayers would be, “God remove this obstacle, person, or situation from my life.” Now, I’m accepting where I’m at, is no mistake, and God is using my circumstances to make and mold me. I’m constantly chanting, “He’ll never give you more than you can bear.” God knew the circumstances I would face right now in my life, before I was born. Nothing is a surprise to Him.
“Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. I say to myself, ‘Lord is my portion; therefore I will wait for him.’ The Lord is good to those whose hope is in him, to the one who seeks him; it is good to wait quietly for the salvation of the lord.” (Lamentations 3: 22-26)
Commentary: Trusting in God’s faithfulness day by day makes us confident in His great promises for the future.
What doesn’t kill us makes us stronger right? And while I’m changing my mindset on my current situation, I’m also changing my mindset about my future. I have big dreams and I know I can’t get there without God, in His time.
“I am still confident of this: I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.” (Psalm 27: 13-14)
Commentary: Often God uses waiting to refresh, renew, and teach us. Make good use of your waiting times by discovering what God may be trying to teach you.
I’m discovering there is comfort in the waiting and purpose.
“Being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 1:6)
Hi! I'm Marilyn!