In my No Longer A Damsel in Distress post I spoke about God’s light shining through my brokenness, illuminating me back to salvation; a place filled with hope and love, away from the sadness and despair that begged to consume my mind. How did this happen?
I paused, recharged, and regrouped with Christ.
In CCD I learned Jesus lives in our hearts. We must guard our hearts so that He can dwell there and guide our path. Our heart is our voice of reason, our conscious. It pulls us in directions that our minds cannot conceive.
My heart burned – it begged me to search for more – there was something outside of my mind that recognized the “Truth,” but the voice of my mind silenced the pleading voice that provoked curiosity. My soul wrestled with the limited and unlimited truth, but many times I allowed my mind’s voice to speak louder than the voice of Truth. – Mistakes That Save the Soul
The fire, fuel, and energy for my heart comes from Christ. Embracing the mysteries of my faith has allowed me to extend myself beyond the limits of my comprehension.
Finding peace in the midst of the storm requires a commitment to my spiritual well-being. Recharging with Christ requires me to be conscientious of how I start my day. Before I allow my mind to chatter away – taking me to stressful place as it reminds me of the demands that await this new day- I need to spend quiet time with God. I need to feed my soul and grab on to His strength so that come what may I remember I will be ok. There is nothing anyone can take from my soul without my permission because all that I am and ever will be is in Christ who is everlasting. Every morning I need to enjoy a cup of coffee with God; praying, reflecting on God’s Word, listening to a daily reflection podcast. He and I need to start the day together.
Recharging with Christ brings me peace. Recharging with Christ reminds me there’s nothing too great for God. Recharging with Christ reminds me that things can change in the blink of an eye, all I need to do is take things one step at a time, one moment at a time, and one day at a time. Many times I’ve worried away about things that never happened. Then unforeseen things happened, I wasn’t prepared, and I had to just push through it and survive. Worrying or stressing doesn’t make the situation go away- it makes the experience harder than it has to be. My life won’t be over if I don’t check everything off my to-do list. I’m the one holding myself to higher expectations that take away from the quality of my life. God wants me to live and love with childlike simplicity. Children don’t map out their days and lives. They live. They go with the flow wherever their parents take them. That’s what I’m striving for, to stop pretending I have any control and just go with the flow wherever our heavenly Father takes me. If I stop and recharge I will have a moment to catch my breath, think clearly, and consider things may not be as big of a deal as I’m trying to make them seem. If I don’t stop and recharge, I’ll get carried away trying to control something that isn’t mine to control.
Philippians 4:13: I can do all things in him who strengthens me.
I am with you always, even to the end of the age. Mathew 28:20
Your word is a lamp to my feet And a light to my path. Psalm 109:105