“All of my life, in every season you are still God. I have a reason to sing; I have a reason to worship”, is what I was singing yesterday. This song brought me all the way back to four years ago when I was going through the hardest time of my life – I laid there on my apartment floor crying out to God as this song ministered to my heart. It was my prayer in the desert, all that was within me did indeed feel dry. But even though I felt hopeless, deep down I knew that my God would provide, and guess what? He did! He provided me with peace and strength to get back up.
Now listening to it again after a long time, it amazes me how these powerful lyrics still minister to my heart. This time it made me look at my life now and the season I’m in right now, and I can honestly say today that, “He is still God. I sure have a reason to sing and a reason to worship.” When I look back I say to myself “taste and see that the Lord is good” (Psalm 34:8). Hmmm He is good indeeddd 🙂
D. Arelis XO
Do you often times find yourself doing things in order to feel accepted by a friend, a boyfriend, your parents, or your sibling(s)? Who are you trying to impress? Often times we tell ourselves, “no one can make me feel such and such way or make me do this or that!” But in reality that’s far from being true! The truth is, we do care what people think of us and we sometimes do end up doing things because people tell us to.
When you choose to live in such way, you’re mentally enslaving yourself and robbing yourself of greater things. There is a difference in being kind, and loving, as to being a people pleaser. A people pleaser can never say “no”, they feel the need to be what others want them to be. This is not who God created you to be. Freedom means having the power or right to act, speak, or think as one wants and you were created to be free, not oppressed by anyone. You were created to do greater things beyond what you can ever imagine.
Therefore, don’t be afraid to show who you truly are. Don’t let anyone make you feel like you don’t belong. Embrace your inner self, the true person you were made to be. “So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God; male and female he created them” this is what the Word tells us in Genesis 1:27. God has created you in His image; He has created you fearful and wonderful. Therefore, walk in the image of the daughter of a King because baby, you’re ROYALTY; you are UNIQUE; you are PERFECT. God does not make mistakes!
D. Arelis XO