Many times we go through life constantly trying to fix, repair, arrange and change everything and everyone around us. We’re always PUSHING. However, when life PUSHES us we naturally PUSH back. The end result is not always in our favour.
The thing is, the majority of us struggle in this area because we are always trying within our own strength, understanding and wisdom to PUSH and fix, change or manipulate the world around us without once considering improving the world within ourselves first.
As a result, we 9 out of 10 times end up feeling frustrated, depressed, angry, stressed out and unhappy. We will always fail when we try to go after or try to sustain happiness outside of ourselves. So, how do we begin the transformation process needed within ourselves?
I have initiated certain steps in my own life that I use today and WILL use tomorrow and the next day in my journey towards a better me. Let’s take a look.
Step One – STOP PUSHING and START PULLING
Acknowledge and recognise that we cannot in our own strength fix ourselves. We NEED a power greater than ourselves to repair, heal and fix those areas within us that we are unable to fix. That power is called Jesus Christ. When we stop pushing God away and keeping Him out of our daily lives and start pulling Him closer – something amazing happens. 😉
Step Two – SEEK FORGIVENESS
Genuinely confess and ask for God for His forgiveness for ALL the wrong we have done with all of our heart. I believe that when we do this, this opens up the door for God to work miracles and do other wonderful works in our lives. This process helps lighten the load and weight that so many of us carry with us emotionally, mentally and spiritually.
Step Three – PRAY AND READ THE BIBLE DAILY
Actively seek God daily through prayer and reading the bible (His word). When we practice this we are building and strengthening our relationship with God as we gain understanding and knowledge of Him. This takes our lives to a whole other level. Our eyes, ears and hearts are suddenly open. I would like to refer to this feeling as the “level up or power up through Jesus Christ”.
Step Four – BE HUNGRY AND THIRSTY FOR GOD AND SEEK HIM DAILY
Talk to God every day because our relationship with Him should not be a Sunday thing or one day a week when we go to church. It should be a conscious daily walk with Him. Why? The challenges that we faced before accepting Jesus Christ as our Lord and Saviour would not just disappear overnight. However, it is through His guidance and grace would we not only see our situations differently but get His divine intervention to bring us through them every single time. 🙂
Step Five – LET GO, TRUST AND BELIEVE
We can become successful in our areas of ‘discomfort’ if we learn to LET GO of the worry and fear that so often accompanies them. However, in order for us to do that we must TRUST God’s plan for us and BELIEVE that He would not leave us to suffer or fail.
We can’t simply talk the talk as true believers in Jesus Christ but we must walk the walk.
It is our faith and trust in God that opens up the Heavens and allows the favour and blessings of God to flow in our lives. This is where our success, power and ability to succeed in our circumstances comes from. We must never forget that.
In my own journey to become the woman God needs me to be I pray that He continues to transform my life, my heart, my mind and spirit as He takes me to places and new levels I’ve never even dreamed of. Opening doors, creating opportunities and washing my life inside and out with His favour, mercy and grace as I obey His word and place my trust in Him. In Jesus name. Amen.
Don’t take my word for it. Pray and talk to God for yourself and as you humble yourself before Him ask for his guidance in your affairs and thank Him for being apart of your life. Stop doing things your way, stop depending on anyone else but God for your happiness, deliverance, wisdom, strength, courage, healing, understanding, favour and blessing. Make this investment in YOU today.
If you have read through this post in its entirety then I believe God has already awoken something deep inside of you but only YOU can let Him in. If you are already a believer then there may have been something here He needed you to see. Talk to God today and ask Him to help you BE all He needs you to be.
Thank you for making this blog one of your stops in this journey called life.
Have a blessed day.