On Facebook, I came across a post from Joel Osteen. He said, “When you start dwelling on what God says about you, it will automatically clear out the clutter. Fear can’t stay where faith is. Discouragement can’t stay where hope is. Stress can’t stay where peace is. Guilt can’t stay where forgiveness is. Mediocrity can’t stay where greatness is. Program your mind with what God says about you.”
All I can say to that is, AMEN! I am so content with who I am at this very moment that when discouragement tries to seep in, there is nowhere for it to stay and it has to go. I do have worries about some things but, even though there is uncertainty, I know that God is working in my favor, my hope, my determination pushes that uncertainty out of my head. I used to look at happy people and wonder why that couldn’t be me, what I had done that I wasn’t living that life. It was me, I was stopping myself, I didn’t believe, I was self limiting. That has changed now.
You know the hardest part of all this is to not get caught in the why couldn’t I have experienced all this sooner so that I wouldn’t have had to lose so much. It took me being loved the way I am meant to be loved while hating myself to realize that I was worthy of that love. It took me losing everything I’ve ever wanted to learn that I needed to better myself to ever have it again. What is meant for me will find a way. I truly believe in that. I had to dwell in the dark to welcome the light.
God created me as I am, therefore, I am exactly who I am meant to be. The peace I have in my heart reminds me that I am on the right path, that I am being divinely guided and I never have to take another step without Him by my side. Patience is a virtue and as a person that always wanted time to stop and smell the roses, I am embracing the steady pace of change paying attention to all of the glorious signs along the way. Yes, I worry, yes, I stress, yes, I am a work in progress but all that negativity is not invited to stay. It comes and is immediately met with fierce opposition and forced to exit.
Be thankful for where you are at in life and if you aren’t happy, do something about it. Show God that you’re willing to put in the work and He will take care of the rest.