How many of us hear this, but don't get it? Let me be the first to raise my hand and say I know this, I don't always rely on it.
Yesterday, I was laid off. It wasn't a surprise, I am not angry, I am not upset, it is what it is and we have been slow for awhile, so while I am technically not terminated and probably will be called back, I had a choice to wallow in pity or smile. I chose to smile!
I saw it coming, we have plenty of food in the store house, we did our best to catch up and pay off creditors and the phones have quit ringing and to quote what I was told last week, 'I am not defined by my job.'
Last night we talked about how to change our circumstances in the Lord. Not change where He has put us, but change how we handle things and one thing was to speak His Word, speak Life into what we are feeling.
This morning, I looked up some scriptures on fear:
Matthew 10:31 - 'Therefore do not fear, you are more valued than sparrows.'
Proverbs 29:25 - 'The fear of man brings a snare, but he who trusts in the Lord will be exalted.'
Matthew 10:26 -' Therefore do not fear them for there is nothing covered that will not be revealed and hidden that will not be known.'
I wrote these down and I want to repeat them everyday. If I believe God placed my family where we are right now for His purpose, than I must also believe He has something planned for me that is beyond my wildest imagination for I am a daughter of the King.
I looked up the word Exalted and it means: elevated in rank, character or status, noble. Now that is what I am talking about. If I am not fearful, God will elevate me to where He wants me to be.
While I have not been working full time recently, I have struggled with daily chores, talking care of myself, finding my purpose, doing small things I should be doing to keep my home going.
Oh sure, I have organized, stored, tossed, cleaned, painted, moved things around, but my ultimate days have not been productive for the Lord. Now, I have time to do that and beginning today, I am going to try to see things from the Lords view and not my own and that begins with not having fear.
God is in control, I am not and I need to remember that at all times. He doesn't need my help determining what I need, He needs me to be quiet and listen!
Have a blessed day!