I don’t know about you, but finishing 2019 well is a #battle for me. Funny enough, the battle isn’t doing more, working more, reading/praying/studying/serving more, planning bigger, or grinding/hustling harder. But, It’s being still, & knowing He is God. Getting beyond thinking “If I don’t, He won’t” Trusting Him to fight my battles w/out me supplying Him with the artillery. Trusting Him to be my #goodShepherd & take care of me, w/out any help from me. Trusting Him to be my source, protector, & provider. Trusting Him to work ALL things together for my good-His plan, hand, & love for me, even when I can’t trace Him, or my reality doesn’t look like what I think it should. My battle at the end of this year is relaxing, relating, & releasing-embracing the process, allowing God to be God while I rest in His goodness & sovereignty. I want to “do, do, do”, but He’s saying, “lounge, it’s already done, done, done!” “Uhhh 👀 where at Lord?”Is my answer. “I GOT thisss, sit back, watch & receive my great soteria (deliverance, preservation, safety, salvation),” is His.
I’m convinced that I’m gonna see a victory, & I won’t be able to take credit for it. I’m fine w/ that. Its how it’s supposed to be. I don’t want any of His glory anyway. I declare that I will finish this year boasting in my weaknesses & God being strong on my behalf-having His way. 2019 has been a time of breaking, refreshing, renewal, restoring, repenting (mind/direction changing), reminding me of my first love (Jesus), surrendering, refining & healing for me. A time of relinquishing control, desires, timing, & plans to God- letting Him lead, provide & guide as He sees fit. Letting go of the self-worshipping idea of being a “go-getter” & competing to be the “best”. But, embracing God’s Plan & receiving HIS best for my life. Fully surrendering & establishing my identity in who HE says I am, letting go, & letting God-stepping into the fullness of the life that HE has planned. You know what, I decree that I HAVE ALREADY won, because HE is doing all the work! The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want. The battle isn’t mine, it’s the Lords, & HE CANT fail. I SHALL finish 2019 well! #isurrenderall