Have you ever experienced an emotional breakdown beyond office hours where you're despaired by life's troubles, in desperate need of comfort, but no one seems to be around to help you. During these dark times, who do you call?
In those isolated moments, our soul cries to God. Lord, help me, please!
Have you ever experienced an emotional breakdown beyond office hours where you're despaired by life's troubles, in desperate need of comfort, but no one seems to be around to help you. During these dark times, who do you call? In those isolated moments, our soul cries to God. Lord, help me, please!
It's not enough to simply believe God exists yet have little spiritual encounters of God's presence. We may pray to God for help with our careers, relationships, emotional healing or ask for a sign on what we should do. Even if we talk to God daily, we may live a life with little faith that God would answer these prayers. Doubt and fear rooted in past emotional wounds choke us, preventing further growth with God. Often, we indulge in an unhealthy lifestyle such as drugs, alcohol, sex, work, shopping, and all types of addictions to fill an emotional void we carry in our souls. We know we should be happier but do not believe we deserve a life filled with happiness, love, and joy! People build their lives based on avoiding pain and accepting all things because it is COMFORTABLE.
People do not like to feel UNCOMFORTABLE. Change can make us uncomfortable; however, we are creatures that are meaning-seekers, consciously or unconsciously. We seek an understanding of purpose. We strive until we reach a point where we comfortably know enough. We seek reasons that promote familiarity to remain in a "stable" lifestyle. Everyone's knowledge is influenced by a hurtful place called emotional wounds. We make decisions around fear and pain, investing years in a life that does not make us happy but tired. We become enslaved by the doing and not being, which separates us from our true purpose in life- the one God created for us.
"For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them." (Ephesians 2: 8-10).
Discovering the meaning of your life and who you truly are, requires self-awareness, leading to transformation. I always say, "If you are unhappy with your life, simply change it." But where do we even begin in the transformation process when we fear the unknown that stirs uncomfortableness. Is it all worth the journey? Well, have you asked God for help? Have you sought healing in many places yet can not feel peace, happiness, and joy?
We ask God for everything we desire yet do not obey his instructions because it requires facing our fears and letting go of flesh-pleasing unhealthy habits. It requires stepping outside the comfort zone and relying on God, not leaning on our own understanding. It also requires healing from past wounds and having a Godly view of things as opposed to worldly things. It requires rebuilding a solid spiritual foundation on God's Word that transforms all things for Good to those that love him.
Jesus calls us to follow Him, and following Him incorporates walking places we would've never imagined- yet it's precisely where we needed to be. He won't lead us where He won't go.
Having a Spiritual Foundation is having an anchored life grounded by God's love, protection, and presence that promotes freedom, stability, and the greatest of it all, love- for God, oneself, and others.
On which foundation is your life built?
My soul yearns, even faints, for the courts of the Lord; my heart and my flesh cry out for the living God.
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