Just as a heads up, I’m not sure if this post will be of interest to anyone else, but I just want to document as a reminder that God hears, listens, and speaks.
As I briefly mentioned in my last post, April was a really difficult month. I had been struggling a lot from a situation that had left me blindsided and hurt (I realize I’m being cryptic about what actually happened, but it’s sensitive). Thankfully between time, prayer, and a fresh perspective, I’ve finally been able to move forward.
One morning I had gotten up expecting to have another really hard day. As I walked out the door of my bedroom, the following verse sounded in my head loud and clear…
“This is the day the Lord has made, I will rejoice and be glad in it”.
As I slowly walked up the stairs I prayed “You’re right Lord, you did make this day and I will rejoice and be glad in it, regardless of how I feel.” I certainly didn’t want to be glad, but none the less, He did make this day and I could be thankful for life itself, regardless of my circumstances. I took a shower and repeated the verse a couple more times, willing myself to have a better attitude about the day ahead.
As I continued getting ready for work I listened to the devotional on the YouVersion app. It was only about 2 minutes long but what was said was exactly everything I needed to hear. It was on Mathew 20:28:
“Just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as ransom for many”
It’s been a couple weeks since I listened to the devotional, but the point has stayed with me – it’s all about humility. In the big picture, our occupation, job status, title, etc. doesn’t matter. We are called to love others and to serve.
It was a lightbulb moment, a clear calling, and a good reminder of our purpose and the importance of humility.
Thankfully the past month is over, time has healed some of the hurt, and things have worked itself out, and through it all, God was right there.
To all that are struggling, know you are loved and not alone.
Much love to you all,