HAPPY SUNDAY DIVAS!!!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ALL THE FEBRUARY BABIES!
Wow! This is our 1st “Divas Who Pray” inspiration post of February. February just rolled around real smooth like. I am literally sitting here in disbelief at how fast it arrived AND how my calendar is already almost filled up with events and yes birthdays…a lot of birthdays. 😯
Well, I hope you all had a blessed and joy-filled week. Even if it came with a few challenges, you made it to Sunday. 😉 And thanks for all the comments, and the honesty and transparency from last week’s post on ‘Self Discipline and Self Control’ (click here).
I believe that it is a blessing to be able to share certain aspects of your life (or your testimony), because someone might (or will) learn from that experience. So thank you again for being so open and sharing. 🙂
TRUST THE PROCESS
This week one of the youth pastors at my church preached a sermon titled ‘Trust the Process’ and it resonated in my spirit. You know how you hear a message at church and you feel like the preacher is speaking directly to you? The funny thing is, this was the second time I had heard that statement. This was one of those moments God was speaking to me through the preacher. I believe He wanted to give me peace and reassurance during my own process.
As I was preparing and meditating on a topic for this week’s blog, I remembered how this message blessed me and I wanted to share a bit of it with you all. I hope this blesses you and give you peace as you go through ‘The Process’.
Most of you reading this blog have probably set up goals to lose weight, improve your eating habits, or reduce your daily medication. But whatever your goal, vision, or calling might be, we have to understand that going through ‘The Process’ is necessary. Before hearing that message I never gave much thought to the process, but when you actually understand what it is, you can appreciate it a little more. Well I did at least. 😉
What exactly do I mean by ‘The Process’? Well, it is that middle part of the journey; between the beginning and the end goal. It is that time between the excitement of starting a new challenge and seeing the results at the end of the challenge. It is the portion of the journey where we are making sacrifices, changing our habits and working to create new ones. It is also where the transition takes place, but it can also be a little painful or uncomfortable.
Most importantly, it’s the part of the journey where we need the most faith, discipline, commitment, prayer, and support. Because, the middle portion of the journey is also where we can possibly lose hope, get discouraged, or even want to give up.
‘The Process’ might be the most uncomfortable portion of the journey. But it is also where we grow, change, develop, renew our minds, and actually get prepared for the end goal. So yea…’The Process’ portion of your journey is kind of a BIG deal 😉 . And I think that if we try to avoid it we won’t achieve our goal, or calling.
I know, at this point ‘The Process’ portion of the journey doesn’t sound all that attractive, and for many of us it might not be…But God!!
While we are on this journey (going through The Process) the Bible says (Isaiah 58:11) He will guide us always. I interpret this to mean that we are not in this alone while on this journey.
God might guide us to a group of ladies all working towards the same goal (Fit, Fyne & Fabulous). He might guide us towards a mentor or a coach to help us along the way, or He might even provide direction from the Bible or the Pastor. No matter how God chooses to guide us, isn’t it comforting to know that He cares and won’t leave us wandering around the journey lost and discouraged?
Isaiah 58:11 also says that we (His children) will be like a well-watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail. I don’t know about you, but this is so reassuring. As we Trust the Process, and allow God to guide us, we don’t have to be dried out, depressed, stressed, and looking like we are defeated. Because what? “We can do all things through Christ who give us strength.”And He will never leave us nor forsake us. We just have to…
TRUST THE PROCESS.
Dear Heavenly Father,
Thank you for life and life more abundantly. Thank you for the opportunity to go through “The Process”. And Thank you for giving each of us a journey and direction to Trust the Process. Sometimes it is hard, and there are times we might want to quit, but we are so thankful that You care so much for us that You are here with us in the process. Your Words confirms that You will never leave us nor forsake us.
As we continue on our journey, help us to trust the process. Help us to take advantage of the time we spend in the process. Help us to appreciate this time and understand that this is where we are made and prepared to achieve our goals, our ministry or whatever it is that we are working towards.
Dear Lord, help us to ‘Trust the Process’