Firstly, I must confess, I took a very long break from blogging. it wasn’t intended really, it was just because I got lazy and have a bad habit of starting and stopping (this is something I have made up my mind to really work on).
When I first started this blog in 2013, I ended my first blog post with this wonderful quote from the bible:
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. Philippians 4:6
This quote was very apt then and even more so now, back then I was moving to a new terrain, scaling walls that I never thought that I would and engaging in adventures that were truly amazing. The bottom line is, no matter how great I thought this experience was, I was anxious, nervous and just a tad apprehensive.
Why am I going back to this quote today? As the years have flown by and I have experienced growth, I know better. Sometimes life can throw us sideways when were are trying to go forwards. There are times where we experience delays, distractions and blockage. However, the most important point is never to be anxious. Not only can anxiety cause mental and physical weakness, it leads to spiritual weakness too.
‘Do not fear, for I am with you; Do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God I will strengthen you, surely I will help you, Surely I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.’
It may seem like you are taking a step forward and two steps back but do not be anxious. Give it to God in prayer, in petition and with thanksgiving present that situation to God, He will strengthen you and uphold you. I would say keep trying your best in all you do, don’t give up on bettering yourself, have faith, trust and thank God for your journey.
I find it helpful when I’m feeling down to listen to some encouraging and uplifting gospel music. I remind myself that God is intentional just like the track by Travis Greene (Intentional) link here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VH3f0ellNv8. Just believe that all things are working for your good and there is a purpose for it all.
As for me, I pray I continue with blogging as I should and discipline myself in other areas too. I have grown immensely in the last 4 years and can’t wait to share my thoughts and experiences, with you.
I relinquish every fear and anxiety today, I take on the strength and power from God to live a just and powerful life.