I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw it had been since last August of writing on my blog.
But that’s what everyone says when they’ve been gone for awhile right?
Well I’ll be honest with you. I started to think I didn’t have much else to say to people and believing that I wasn’t making an impact; like all my words were doing was allowing others to see my story and say, “That’s great, I’m glad you found something that worked for you,” but then it never actually affecting anyone.
UNTIL I was reminded that just like the gospel, even if neighbor or cousin so and so never accepts that free gift, we shouldn’t cease to share it! After all it isn’t our words that have the power, right?
That being said, what a journey these last few months have been! I saw a significant development in my health last November (more on that in a sec!) and some massive growth in my spiritual and mental health. So much that I was almost trying to catch up with all that was happening!
Now, after struggling (or God moving) for 15 months, my husband and I found out in November that I’m pregnant with #2! From a big breakthrough in my health, November 2017, to November 2018, God was moving. Bringing healing and restoration back to my body––cycles were returning and beginning to regulate. It was all happening in his timing. We are now ecstatic to announce I am 12 weeks along and baby sounds great!
While all this was going on, God was also working in other areas. Opening my eyes to how much rubbish I was allowing to come into my health. And I say health because really that’s what it is. I was so consumed in the thoughts and actions of others that I allowed those “words” to be the central words I was hearing. I always knew I struggled with what others thought about me and this or that, but was disillusioned to the severity of it. This wasn’t just affecting my spiritual health, but my mental as well. All the countless hours spent thinking and worrying about a conversation I had with someone 6 weeks ago and how they must feel about me now after that and how…blah blah blah blah.
If I could share a piece of encouragement with you it would be this. IT ISN’T WORTH IT. And not only that but by allowing others’ words and actions to fill your mind up in the mornings on Facebook or throughout the day checking your instagram story to see how many have viewed it, doesn’t allow your Maker to have much room to fill your health jar if any at all. I had to take necessary actions to change what/who I was allowing to flood my mind throughout the day. Can I tell you how freeing it has been to almost completely cut out social media? I have more focus throughout the day on God and more freedom to speak to him throughout the day. I am more productive in reading encouraging and challenging material, and I am more engaged in time with my family. Ultimately, I am living life more on purpose.
I think living life is a lot of cutting out the bad in our lives (poor eating habits, stress, worry, influences, sin…) and replacing it with good. When you take the bad out, good needs to fill that gap.
2 Corinthians 5:17
“This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!
This is what living for my Maker looks like. Allowing HIM to be the one to flood me with his love, grace and peace throughout the day so I can live better for him.