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Almost every other month I receive a phone call. It is one of great discouragement of those in my life who do not approve of my life choices. They do not understand why I chose to homeschool our oldest, they can’t understand why I allow my college education to go to waste, they don’t approve of me sharing my life on the internet and they most certainly do not approve of anything else that I do for that matter. I have grown to know when the call is coming. It’s typically right about the same time that God has moved some incredibly huge mountain for me. And honestly it’s OK because I have something they don’t…..Knowledge that God doesn’t abandon the faithful.
As part of the Good Morning Girls reading through the Bible I was reminded yet again of this point while going through our reading and well in my daily walk. Circumstance arose that threatened to close down my ministry and my great bi-monthly caller decided to call to urge me to do something meaningful with my life. Yet, David’s words causes me to find unshakable faith when otherwise I would have ran and hidden. (Yes, even I have discouraging days).
I will praise the Lord, who counsels me;
even at night my heart instructs me.
I keep my eyes always on the Lord.
With him at my right hand, I will not be shaken.
Therefore my heart is glad and my tongue rejoices;
my body also will rest secure,
because you will not abandon me to the realm of the dead,
nor will you let your faithful one see decay.
You make known to me the path of life;
you will fill me with joy in your presence,
with eternal pleasures at your right hand.
There are always going to be those in my family who can not for the life of me understand why in my free and sometimes not so free mind choose to come here and spill my heart week after week. There are those who do not understand my reasoning for the choices we make for our children. In fact there will always be people who will never understand me at all period. I am at peace with this. Because I know God doesn’t abandon the faithful. I can not ever think of a time in my life that God has not carried me through a situation. It may not have always been what I thought was best. But it has always what God has known to be best for me.
We were reminded this week that there is an advantage to being faithful to God. There is a peace that comes with relying on God with our very being. Yes, we should all be striving to find that same very peace in our lives. The peace to know that just because those will stand against us, it is not in fact the end of the world. This to me brings me far more comfort than ever being something or someone I am not.
In fact trying to receive these things from the world can in fact lead to way more heartache and pain then God would ever actually want us to endure. So this week I would like to encourage you to do a few things:
- Trust that God knows best
- Strive to worry best about what the world wants from you and focus more on what God wants from you
- Trust that you are loved far more by God than anyone else here on Earth ever could
- Know that God doesn’t abandon the faithful…..Ever…….
So maybe this week you need to take a leap of faith. Maybe it is time to finally take a few steps into a direction that God has been urging you to go? I challenge you to take a leap of faith to do so. Maybe it is God calling you to start your own online ministry..(If you do drop me a link so that I can cheer you on). Maybe it is that there are a few things in the area of parenting that you need to change..I am here to pray for you if you need. I am all but an email away. Whatever it may be take the leap of faith that God is wanting from you….
Until Next Time Just Keep Soaring 4 Him,