I woke up this morning feeling broken. Broken I a way that left me feeling vulnerable and humble, yet ready.See I’ve been here before. This place where God brings me before each new season.
Babe, myself and the kids just went through a relatively long season of peace and prosperity where everything has been going great. In those times I feel like God is saying, “rest and enjoy the fruit of your labor”. In those times I feel like I get a chance to power up.
Then after that…like now there are some struggles, but I know He preparing is for this next level He’s calling us to.
I don’t know about you, but I never want to be stagnant in my walk with Christ. I’m very desirous of how He wants to use us next and I believe that sometimes the next level requires preparation.
So many blessings have come our way over the last year and by blessings I mean everything just seemed to fall into line. Our marriage has been good. Our kids have been maturing in many areas and the things we’ve prayed for and more have freely flowed. However, in the last three months or so, little struggles here and there have begun to show up.
For example, Babe and I had a real 10 minute argument (maybe it was 15 minutes…I wasn’t timing it) over our finances. We got loud. Words were said and we didn’t talk much for a few hours. It was my fault really. I was frustrated and in a nutshell, accused him of not doing his best. If you want to anger and hurt your husband, do that..attack his efforts.
The next day he called and told me what God has spoke to his heart and it was Isaiah 26:3 which says, “Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on Thee: because he trusted in Thee.”
See, what we had done was allowed our focus to shift off of God and onto things that were temporal. We began focusing on the fact that business has been slow for about six months and instead of keeping our focus on the source of our solution we started trying to create our own solution in a sense.
Whenever we try to do what only God can do, we run into trouble. We are faithful stewards over our finances, hard workers and love God. We know we’re not actively, intentionally or willfully living in sin so this season of drought is not a punishment. We started looking at it as a burden these last few weeks, but this week our vision changed. When Babe shared Isaiah 26:3, it was a reminder for both of us to place our focus back on the King. A few days after we did that, work picked up for us both.
I know it’s not just my husband and I who are sometimes distracted from God in the day to day issues that arise while raising a family and nurturing a marriage, so I shared this to let you know, it’s not just you.
Every believer experiences issues in this life, but the key to overcoming this world is not to allow them to block your view of God.
When issues block your view of God, they appear more powerful than they really are. If this is where you are right now, it’s time to fix your focus. Its time to stop thinking about the problem and start thinking about God’s promises of deliverance.
That’s what Babe and I did and in an instant God turned our situation around. The very situation we were trying to fix for a few months, God began working on within 48 hours of us fixing our full focus back on Him.
Are you focusing on a problem rather than on the one who can give you peace?
It’s time to refocus your mind on the King of Kings!
Leave a comment below and tell me what you need to stop doing and start doing in your situation to receive your breakthrough.