Letting Go And Letting God
Some mornings I felt happy in my spirit, other mornings I just wanted to be left alone. I noticed these feelings when I was in the process of becoming a full-fledged Christian. The feeling grew more intense the week before my baptism. I got baptized January 28th, 2017 and it was no doubt the best day of my life. I felt like screaming, jumping and dancing the holy ghost dance (I don’t know what that was, but I felt like doing it *lol*). I cried like a baby because I was joyful–so joyful. I felt a peace in my soul. Before I became Christian and heard the song “Peace In My Soul”, I never knew what that felt like. Oh Jesus! it’s a beautiful feeling. I’m so happy that I’m a child of a King.
The funniest thing happened to me the week before my baptism. The enemy not only attacked my mind, making me depressed, and isolated, he started telling me that I don’t have clothes for church. I even found myself worrying about what I have and don’t have. Luckily, my mind was already made up that there were no going back, because coming out of the world I still felt that I needed to look cute. I told myself, “Well, if I tried to look cute when I was of the world, why not do the same for God?”. I soon realized that God doesn’t care for the outer appearance because He doesn’t look at your one black skirt, or that one blue blouse you’ve been wearing for years, OH NO! He cares about your heart, that’s it! You could be wearing the broadest hat to church and still have a dirty heart and snobbish ways.
God Taught Me How To Pray
I never knew how to pray. My prayer points were; “Oh God bless my life, I pray for my family and friends, I love you Lord in Jesus name, Amen.” I’m not saying there’s anything wrong with that prayer, but after asking the holy spirit to speak through me one morning, WHEW! my prayer life has never been the same. My God is amazing. My God is indescribable–He does the unimaginable.
Letting Hard Things Teach Us
This post is meant to be a small dose of encouragement: There is much to learn through difficult seasons.
My Christian walk hasn’t been easy. In fact, if it weren’t for the grace of God, my like-minded friends and the prayer group I’m apart of, I would have gone back to the world long time ago, trust me! Surround yourself with people who will uplift you, people who will pray with and for you. As a matter of fact, get you an intercessor and in return, be an intercessor for that person. Find someone who can help keep you on track. Ask God to send you someone and He will. God blew my mind because He sent me 40+ intercessors even before I asked because He knew that I needed them.
I think the mark of a strong person is someone who says, “This is tough, and I don’t want to go through it, but I will allow myself to grow through the difficulty and learn through the despair.”
If you’re the Bible-reading type, you’ll know that God uses life’s trials and difficulties to refine and teach His people over and over. In fact, I can hardly think of a single man or woman in the Bible whose faith journey doesn’t revolve around hardship.
My heart is deeply grateful for this beautiful day. I’m learning in life at present: there is a profound beauty in living a slow and simple life, simply because you can take it all in one breath at a time. I’m not a victim, I’m a student. Right now, I’m learning lessons that cannot be taught in textbooks; these are lessons that must be taught through experience. As the heading suggests, letting hard things teach us.
Stay rooted in God
I really look forward to hearing about your experiences. What are you learning through life right now? What is God teaching you through the season you’re in? How have your dark days shaped and taught you?