Well…. I feel like every year it seriously feels like January is the longest month ever. Like how does 31 days seem to last four months? But now we are 10 days into February and it finally actually feels like 2019 is beginning. Alot has happened in the month of January and honestly, I think my change in habits has alot to do with it.
For the start of 2019 I wanted to really start focusing more on God’s plans for me, rather than creating my own plan. Because trust me when you start planning your own life, it gets pretty frustrating when things are not going the direction you want them to. Turns out, if you would just hand over everything to God, things will magically fall into place. Seems pretty easy to do, but it has taken me a long time to give all my worry to God and let him handle things.
My plans for 2019 I wanted to really grow in God, get back to my faith, stand firm in the roots I was raised, and also give my time to God and not “find time for God”
January 1st, I began looking up bible verses and posting one every day.I usually go to Pinterest, search and scroll through the “bible verses” and the one that pops out to me, look up the verse maybe read a couple verses before and after and then I post, I usually post it to my Facebook and Instagram story. Now I know that seems silly and I know what some of you are thinking, why do I take time to scroll through Pinterest to “find one that grabs my attention” instead of just using the daily verse I get from my bible app? Well personally, I really believe God provides what you need for each day. I also firmly believe that God leads me to certain people, signs, jobs, etc. so that I may get to where I am going. So I choose to search for the verse that “finds me” because this is a way for me to come closer with God, by allowing him to show me verses daily.
For some with little to no knowledge of faith, this may be hard to understand or seem confusing. But pretty much every day, one verse sticks out more than another. I will click on the first one that stands out and then I usually will scroll through a few more But I always end up going back to the one I found first, it never fails. For others, I know this is really not that hard, to “look up” a bible verse and read it, and then post for the whole world to see, some may thinks its a way of “flaunting” my religion. I really am doing it for my own benefit and growth with the Lord and in hopes of maybe the verse he shows me that day, will reach someone in need of some uplifting. Overall all I would say it has really helped me take time out of my day to read a verse from the bible, and to intentionally set aside time to focus on the Lord.
“My growth and relationship with God over the last month has flourished.”
Which leads me to my progress… My growth and relationship with God over the last month has flourished. Not only am I becoming more trusting with the Lord but my life is showing it in so many ways. Taking time every day to read a verse from the bible, to pray, to be present in waking up each day allows me to find the joys in life. I have always been committed to going to church on Sunday, but not until not have I committed to giving time to God every day. And if I am being honest, he should have been getting my undivided attention a long time ago. The reality is without him, I would not wake up every day, so who am I to not give my time back to him. These last 41 days have been overflowing with new opportunities, finding happiness again, and connecting with my purpose.
I have since gotten back into my career by starting a new job. I have a boyfriend who makes me a better me, helps me stay focused on my dreams and goals. Things really do feel like they are just falling into place, and this may seem weird but waking up every day is just so much easier, when you aren’t “fighting with life.” I honestly feel like I am so surround by love these days, God is just showing me more and more that the people in my life are truly amazing. And God never seizes to amaze me with his timing.
So yes I am 41 days into 2019, with a positive mindset, life seems to be going really well and my relationship with God is amazing. I plan to keep giving time to God daily and hopefully by taking time to give him time, my posts will reach others who need that influence from God as well.
Thanks for reading and sorry for being MIA, more to come!