A grounded bird struggles and wrestles as it attempts to take flight with heavy oil coating its wings. It will try and try, but only become exhausted as the oil weighs down each effort. Likewise, trying to pursue God’s purpose for your life without taking care of your emotional health is just as productive. It directly impacts your spiritual health and consequently everything else you attempt
You’ll never see an athlete competing in a race with a parachute attached to their waist. They’d be running with resistance, working against themselves the entire time. We do the same thing to ourselves when we pursue what we are not called to do. Something happens deep within us when we go down an incorrect path. Red flags show up, we feel a tug in our spirit
Beauty and tribulation present themselves at unexpected times. Though we can’t predict when we will encounter either, we always have a decision about how we accept them into our lives. Will you slow down enough to take in and appreciate the beautiful things? Will you allow the hardships, evils, and temptations in the world to consume your heart into bitterness or anxiety? Your point of view is everything. What
It is a crisp winter day... You step outside and as the cool wind hits your face it is immediate freshness. If you’re not in a hurry to rush in the car or house, you pause for just a moment to take it in. Whether you like the cold or not, there is something slower, calmer, and peaceful about it. We all have winter seasons in our lives irrespective of the weather.
We all have a road to travel. We all have a purpose to fulfill. When our hearts are coupled with God’s, He ensures us His guidance, wisdom, and protection! Beyond that, He has given us another great gift to help us in our journey here on earth—each other. The family of God was beautifully designed to signify His unfailing love and acceptance to all who believe