Last month, I started talking about being in “spiritual wilderness”. I even wrote a blog about it called Crossing Your Spiritual Desert and I really encourage you to read it afterwards. I was sharing my current perspective and what “wilderness” is really starting to mean in my life, and the ways I am learning and gaining towards my victory.
I’ve been in a spiritual desert where I let my thoughts & fear get in the way of what I really wanted…until my mind finally woke up in a new light! It’s a light that is shedding new information in my heart making me think more with this organ called a heart, instead of my brain. I’ve just finished reading Battlefield of the Mind by Joyce Meyer. The book was an eye-opener as it broke down all the different ways we battle with our mind. Protecting our thoughts is eventually what we will produce. The book also shared the “wilderness personalities”, the types of attitudes and negative thoughts that are holding you back from prospering. After completing Battlefield of the Mind , I felt more calmer in my faith. It made me think of Psalm 34:10 which reads:
The young lions lack and suffer hunger; but those who seek the Lord shall not lack any good thing.
I consider myself a lion in my strongest times. In my times of tests and trials, I definitely don’t feel like a lion in the beginning. I’ve learned that vulnerability is not such a bad thing, but you don’t want to hit what I call the “danger zone”, a place where your emotions are all over the place continuously and you’re not thinking straight. Self-care and a prayer life are ways to eliminate stress during those times when you feel overwhelmed. We are all dealing with things in life, even some we may not understand, but we still have to make the decision in grace to keep pressing on. I mentioned before that the Book of Psalms has become one of my favorite books of the Bible. The poetry speaks to me every time I read it. David’s journey was of strength, resilience, joy, severance, determination, but nevertheless, his journey was not easy. He made it because he kept pressing even when he was in the wilderness.
Psalm 34:10 hit me like a freight train when I first read it because it was exactly the word I needed at that moment. It was pure, strong, and exactly what my heart needed to hear. The more time you apply to learning God’s Word, the easier it is to unravel, see, and overcome with what God is calling you to do. The Word becomes easier to change your heart against grief, hate, jealousy, wickedness, brokenness, depression, burdens, and everything that weighs you down. The whole scripture is so beautiful as it gives you a joyful reminder to remain a lion. Remain in your position. Remain faithful and keep pressing even when you don’t feel like it. Remain positive even when everything is falling apart. Remain positive on the not so good days, and take it one day at a time. Another thing I’m learning about being in spiritual wilderness is that I can’t access myself to worry when I know God has the wheel. Take a chill pill; he has already worked it out.
“So don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today’s trouble is enough for today.”
Remain a lion and gain victory!
In the meantime, I shall do the same and work efficiently on mine by producing stronger faith. I’ve been seeing 11:11 pop up everywhere lately, and that’s a sign that the angels and God are working in my favor on something life-changing. My mission is to be ready when my breakthrough comes! And I strongly encourage you to be ready too! I will make sure I keep you guys updated on my journey and post more about it this year. Iron sharpens iron, so it’s important that we share things to sharpen each other. In closing, I encourage you to remain a lion. For the wilderness is only temporary!
The eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, And His ears are open to their cry.
Philipians 1:6 also hit me hard and this scripture has really helped me in this season of my life. It tells me that God hasn’t forgotten about me even when I get weary in well doing! My breakthrough is right around the corner, and so is yours!
Protect your thoughts. Positive thoughts produces good fruit. Negative thoughts produces rotten fruit.
And I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns.
Stay encouraged! This too shall pass!
Until next time,
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