I am a huge supporter of Jennie Allen. Are you familiar with her? Please go to her site to learn all about her. She speaks hard truths about life in such an authentic way. I just relate to her on so many levels and admire her zest for truth. This woman shows up vulnerable - real - raw. Brave.
I have read three of her bible studies: Chase, Restless and Stuck. Incredible! And seriously whether you are Christian or not, you will be transformed to show up a better version of yourself in your life. I am about to read 'Anything' which is supposed to be moving.
She also resides in Austin, TX. which is the city I am having this short term (potentially long term) feeling of intrigue with. I am going to share about my love for Austin, TX. in the next blog.
I found this photo (above) on her blog today and it immediately settled the uneasiness I had in my spirit. It gave me complete utter peace. I was thinking maybe it would provide peace to one or more of you too.
'If God wants a thing to succeed, you cannot mess it up. If He wants a thing to fail, you can't save it'.
The question is, do you trust Him enough with what is happening in your life? I do. I believe Him. I trust Him. I truly believe that if He wants something to work out in my life, He keeps opening doors. And sometimes those doors close temporarily and re-open in time, when He feels we are ready.
I have found this to be true as I have navigated my journey back to a healthy body. I would pray to Him to please lead my steps in choosing physicians, supplements, etc. And He would shut doors sometimes that I just didn't understand why He was closing....until months (sometimes years) afterwards. And He would open others.
I have also found this to be true in relationships. If God wants a relationship to end for your growth, protection or redirection and you are prayerfully seeking His Will, He will make certain that relationship ends. And if He wants that relationship to reunite, He will open that door back up when He feels He is ready to. This goes for opening doors to a new relationship as well. He will place you in front of the man (or woman) that He wants you to meet. We need to be close to Him though and journeying with Him to know what He wants for us.
I think a lot of people believe that God is so mysterious. And sometimes He is. It's my opinion that God shows up in our lives in all sorts of ways beyond mystery. He is quite direct sometimes when we are direct in our prayers to Him. There are times when He is quiet....even silent. And there are times when He is speaking to us through others - music - dreams - etc.
I would encourage all of you to get really bold in what you are asking for - when you pray. And be ready for anything because He is listening and He will answer. He loves us. He wants the best for us. So, He is always going to point each and every one of us in the absolute best direction - every single time. He is constant. He does not fail us. So, we can fully trust Him.
Goodnight everyone! We can all rest our heads in peace knowing He's got this - He's got us. In Him, we have a friend.
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