I’m just gonna’ say it. I feel like all I ever do is write posts for those times when life is overwhelming or falling apart. You know, the hard times.
I’m an encouraging person, so writing posts that lift others up during their life battles is something that I love to do. I know God has used hard times to draw me closer to Him so that I could watch Him be glorified. I also hope the same can be said for you, lovely reader.
But what about life’s good moments? Moments when new opportunities are on the horizon, or when accomplishments have been made. Moments when prayers are answered or when relationships are going well.
Seems great, right? A season of joy should make us feel nothing but grateful…but what if it doesn’t?
I’m the kind of person who can get anxious for no reason at all. I like to be in control of things in order to feel secure.
But where does this leave room for God?
This kind of anxious thinking and desire for control, even in good times, is a sign that we lack trust in Jesus. I say we, because I know I’m not alone. Sometimes blessings can terrify us because we are afraid to lose them.
The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly. (John 10:10 NKJV)
Read this verse again. Our enemy is not our circumstances–whether good or bad–and it’s not God. Our enemy is the thief–the devil. Instead of enjoying life and praising God for our blessings, the devil wants to steal our joy and destroy our trust.
He wants to kill our faith.
We have to remember that God sees the whole picture of our lives. His knowledge is not limited like ours. Even when things go bad or if life doesn’t make sense, God can still work all things for our good.
What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? (Romans 8:31 NKJV)
Sometimes I can’t believe this–that God is always for me! He wants to see His children enjoy life and live it to the fullest. The thief may come to destroy and steal from us, but Jesus came to give us abundant life.
We cannot see into the future, and we cannot control every outcome of our lives. I think that the best way to overcome this fear is to just let go and seek God like never before.
Lovely readers, don’t stop stepping out in faith when it comes to trying new things. Don’t shut yourself off from the fountain of life and joy that is in Jesus. Sometimes life’s greatest moments can teach us one of the greatest lessons of all.
They teach us to surrender.
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Lauren C. Moye
This was a great and short read! Thank you for the reminder of who the Enemy really is.
I’m glad you liked it Lauren! Long winded posts aren’t always fun to read, but I was hoping to get the point across! God bless you.
Romans 8:31 has always been one of my favorites throughout any season of my life.i was reading a few of your posts and I know your writing is doing Alot for God’s kingdom.
Thank you Nikki! Your encouragement means more to me than you know. Romans 8 is very powerful and comforting indeed. 🙂