First post of 2021 🎉
What can I say? 🤔January or rather, 2020 2.0 flew by so quickly, can’t believe it’s already February.😨
Still, in the trial period of 2021, things are looking a little bit brighter than the beginning.
If anything 2020 was a reset button and January a reality check😬. Things don’t just magically put themselves together in the new year. I am excited to be making some changes and sharing my knowledge with you all this year.🤗
I got encouraged on Sunday about who God wants to be in us and how we must be to OURSELVES. A couple of days before I was feeling very down. Things were not going my way and 2021 was starting off a bit rocky. In simple terms, I was a mess for somedays and if you are like me and have mental breakdowns at the slightest change of plans then welcome to the club!😓
It was a hard brutal week leading up to that Sunday. I was very reluctant to listen to the sermon that day, but something in me told me it was something I had to hear. And boi was it a major game-changer🤯
I was reminded about what truly mattered, being unto God and God unto me and also being unto myself!
Romans 8:31-39, NKJV
“31 What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? 32 He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things? 33 Who shall bring a charge against God’s elect? It is God who justifies. 34 Who is he who condemns? It is Christ who died, and furthermore is also risen, who is even at the right hand of God, who also makes intercession for us. 35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? 36 As it is written:
“For Your sake we are killed all day long;
We are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.”
37 Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. 38 For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, 39 nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
It clicked to me that WHY WAS I STRESSING?🧐 honestly over one thing that I could just pray to God about who was waiting to hear from me
“Cast your burden on the LORD, And He shall sustain you; He shall never permit the righteous to be moved.” (Psalms 55:22, NKJV). I mean Jesus Christ died so that we could have LIFE and LIFE in abundance. (John 10:10, NKJV)
There is no time to stress about tomorrow (Matthew 6:34)
We should be enjoying the life that Christ laid down His life for – Our lives.🥳
We don’t have the time to be hating or criticising ourselves for Christ saw that we were worthy enough to be called His friends, worthy enough for Him to lay His life for us.
John 15:13-15, NKJV
“13 Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends. 14 You are My friends if you do whatever I command you. 15 No longer do I call you servants, for a servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all things that I heard from My Father I have made known to you.”
As I began to realise, I was filled with tears, 😭I asked God for forgiveness and thanked Jesus for what He did for me at the cross.🙏🏾
When I had finished praying, I felt refreshed and new. I knew at that moment that I should appreciate me because God loves me and that I should not allow simple things to bring me down so easily, but rejoice in what Jesus has done for me.🙌🏾✨
If you are in the same position I was, I want you to know that God is for you. And that He cared so much that He died for you. Don’t be so hard on yourself, put all your burdens to Him.
BE UNTO YOURSELF! LOVE YOURSELF❤️ and ENJOY YOUR LIFE ✨ be refreshed with this realisation and grasp a new mindset 😌✨
Stay blessed the most stylsih way possible, being the you that God made you to be 😊