Over time I’ve learned that constant reflection is necessary to keep me grounded. This morning, while preparing my children for school after a long fall break, I reflected on how far God has brought me and my family. As I think back, He’s brought us a long way in all aspects of our lives. I was overjoyed with simply knowing that alone.
It’s so easy for us, Christian or not, to get overwhelmed in the desires of our hearts or even desiring what others have. We always want the next best thing, but don’t understand that sometimes God just hasn’t blessed us with it because we are simply not ready to receive it. We must humble ourselves and realize that we are exactly where God needs us to be in this moment. Nothing more, nothing less. There is purpose in the things that He denies us or postpones. We simply need to trust God and His timing. Just remember that God’s blueprint for your life is much greater than any plan you may have created for yourself.
When I talk about reflecting, I’m not just speaking on material things. I can still remember years ago and even last year dealing with depression, low self-esteem, and suicidal thoughts. I’m elated to say that those things that had me bound no longer have rule over me. I thank God for my peace of mind.
Take the time out to reflect on where you are right now, where you’ve been, and where you’re going as this year comes to its close. Think back on where you were in life just one year ago at this time. I bet you have a lot to thank God for. Remember those things and keep them close to your heart. Give God the glory, honor, and the praise for bringing you through. I thank God for healing, restoration in my marriage, growth in my business, and I thank Him for giving me purpose in life.
Change your mindset and your outlook on life to believe that God is a provider. You’ll soon find yourself worrying less and trusting Him more in every aspect of your life. Any doubts in your mind should be removed and replaced with peace just knowing that He’s got your back and there is no way you can lose in a winning game. Continue to reflect and remember the testimonies formed from each trial you’ve faced and remain faithful. He’s brought you a mighty long way.
Investing your faith in God is like planting a seed that will soon grow into greatness. Your mustard seed of faith being planted on His word can grant you so much fulfillment in life as long as you continue to water and soil it with love. Trust and believe that this life is a growing process. Reflect on your seed.