What do you do when you feel like you are going to drown by all the waves of life hitting you? How do you operate under normalcy when to you, you can’t seem to get everything right? What do you do to communicate effectively when internally you are waltzing between thoughts and decision? Prior to Sunday, I would have asked these questions and wonder what the answers would be. It commonly seems impossible to function properly when the pressures of life falls on you, jamming you against a wall or sticking you between a rock and a hard place. We tend to fight for a while and then gradually begins to give up.
I am sure you would have heard the story of Peter walking on water to meet Jesus. To sum it all up, he was marveled that Jesus walked on water but knew that he was a son of God and so can do all things through Christ. However, as it began to happen, he looked down, and started doubting, which in turn caused him to sink. I am sure if you were to ask a gymnast about the balance beam, they will tell you that one of the techniques in being effective is not looking down but forward to remain focus and effectively complete the routine. That same principle can be applied to our lives.
It is quite obvious that issues of life can become encumbering and all the inspirational books and pieces we read, just don’t seem to lift the weight off sometimes. So then, whats next? What’s next should usually be what comes first and that is God. I am learning this. My mom has a favourite statement she makes when she is going through a little struggle and can’t gather strength to pray. “God knows the meaning of his saints when they groan” and that is so true. Like today, even as I am writing, I am feeling down and out. Overwhelmed and a bit helpless. I am however reminded that all my help comes from God and because of this I can walk on all my troubles waters. Mali Music says in his song, to accomplish this, you need to keep your eyes on God. The bible says in 1 Peter 5:7 – Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.
We need to start operating like a stallion horse in a race. Brace our minds and hearts and look forward. Stay focus. It is easier said than done, but the good thing about God is, he meets us more than half the way. It’s just for us to try. My inside is bursting with tears, sadness, tiredness, weariness and all that can weigh me down but my spirit is saying GO. Just keep focused on God and his infinite love and it will be over in no time, with a great testimony to follow.
Reminder: You are the head and not the tail; above and not under. Everything you put your hands to will prosper in Jesus Name. – Candace