The weather is changing in Metro Atlanta. A close look at the lush foliage reveals leaves starting to change to beautiful reds, oranges, and yellows. An internal clock beckons us to start looking through our fall wardrobes, welcoming the comfort of soft cardigans and ankle boots as we enjoy cooler nights and less humid days.
I anticipate fall with great excitement. I wonder if its because we’re in the middle of harvest season, eager to take a sip of sweet apple cider. Whatever it is, the fall holds a certain wonder for me.
My life is settling down from the drama of the past year. I find myself breathing a little easier, enjoying moments with family and friends.
I am trusting God more. I guess that’s what happens when you look for and experience miracles day-to-day, month-to-month, and moment-to-moment. I’ve been blessed so much and the year isn’t over.
There is more to come.
This scripture comes from II Samuel 5, during a time when David had to face the Philistines. He asked God for help. Of course, God showed up. We’re talking about David here (smile).
Breaking Through in the Right Place
David went to where God told him to go. That is why he found God’s favor.
I’ve spent much time on my knees asking for God’s blessing. But, being me, I have the tendency to be disobedient. I am a strong-willed, linear thinker who likes to try to find and figure out her own way. Over the past year, I’ve learned that my ways are not God’s ways. I’m (still) learning how to not only ask but to listen to His instruction so that I can be in the right place so that He can bless me.
Breaking Through in the Right State of Mind
Places can be a physical location or a state of mind. My physical location is the Metro-Atlanta area but being in the right state of mind means:
- Having a sound mind—no fear.
- Loving others.
- Unconditional love (it’s so hard).
This month I will continue to focus on being in the right place, in my state of mind. As I work towards my spiritual, financial, and emotional breakthrough (that unconditional love thing is hard), I will keep my mind right by speaking life, practicing forgiveness, moving beyond fear, being an active listener, creating the life I want, and trusting God to meet my needs as I do my part.
Notice, the break through came as David showed up and did his part. Yes, we can work hard and gain things. But, to have God’s blessing over your life and your work means unprecedented protection.
This Month’s Books
Normally, I write a separate book post. This month—2 birds, one stone. (“I get a commission for purchases or clicks made through links in this post.”)
Uninvited: Living Loved When You Feel Less Than, Left Out, and Lonely by Lysa TerKeurst (I’m listening to the book on Audible.)
The Art of Work by Jeff Goins