Yes.. I know its been a very long time. I do apologise but i’ll explain.For some reason the title that I have for this blog has been something just in my head for a few days. Not sure why. I believe that will probably unravel as a few more posts follows this one.
As you all know I have been very quiet. I decided to step away from blogging due to having some personal battles of my own. I went through a very long period of feeling ver disconnected from God and in fact the people around me and if I am honest, I couldn’t even tell you why because I don’t really know myself. Whilst going through all that, I didn’t really reach out to anyone, it was just hard to get things off my chest and out of my mind. I just found it hard to talk and instead I found comfort in just keeping it all to myself. I believe that seen as I am writing to you now, I must be out of it, I’m not sure how, I can only just think that it can only be God.
It wasn’t until the Sunday before last that the penny dropped (after so long) and it took a teaching from my Pastor (Pastor Michael White) to really make me think. Currently he is teaching a series called ‘Elev8’, this is based on changing your levels of thinking and accessing a higher level of thinking so to speak. He’s been teaching this for a while and I believe that it really did bring me out of my state of mind. The foundation scripture for this series was Philippians 4:8.
After taking a lot of time out to think about myself and my position and connection with God, I realised that through all the things I recently went through- all the spiritual battles along with battles with my thoughts and emotions, I wasn’t elevating my mind in any way shape or form and that was why I felt like I was stuck. The bible says ‘Fix your mind on the things above‘ (Colossians 3:2). I absolutely love what it says in the NLT version says, It reads:
‘Think about the things of heaven, not the things of earth. 3 For you died to this life, and your real life is hidden with Christ in God. 4 And when Christ, who is your life, is revealed to the whole world, you will share in all his glory.‘
After reading that, how can one not feel peace? I just want to let you know that there is a way out, God always makes a way, even when you think there is no way out. God never leaves in tough times, we sometimes leave Him. But I’ve learnt that it takes an elevated mind to shape the way you think, training the mind to constantly set itself on what truly matters is what will get your through. It took me such a long time to realise that even when we disconnect ourselves from God, He still remains faithful and He is always waiting for us to come back!
God’s aim is to love us, thats all He wants to do. So when you think of it that way, how can you not trust someone that loves you so much? someone that just wants the best for you? even when the times are tough!. Thats the kind of thinking that I’ve learnt that will pull you through anything.
I know this post is quite long tonight, but I did feel like I needed to share in the hopes that I can at least encourage one person out there. Its all about focusing your mind on the things above and filling you mind with the word of God. Once God is in the centre, He will pick up all the broken pieces and replacing it with peace. Its not easy (trust me I know) it’s a lot of hard work and it takes perseverance, but let me tell you this, from my experience, God rewards hard work. There’s no way God will see you working hard in the natural and not be doing the same in the spiritual. Trust in Him as He loves and trusts in you- remember God created you for a purpose, he knows your potential regardless of the obstacles you may face.
Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:7 NLT)
May God bless you, I love you all