Every December, social media is flooded with people making New Year’s resolutions that they do not live up to; it’s so tiring to see. As a man of faith, I’d rather see one speaking affirmations over themselves, their families and friends, rather than making resolutions that they’ll never be able to keep.
The holiday season can be very hard for a lot of people. Often enough, the holidays reminds us of what we’ve lost, or what we do not have, rather than the things we are blessed with and what we should be grateful for.
“As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, O God. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When can I go and meet with God?” (Psalm 42:1-2).
Hey #FancyFriends! Gosh, it feels like its been forever. So much has happened and I’ve been growing and adapting and changing, but all for the good. Lately, there has been such a void that I know can only be filled by more of God. I’ve made a decision to get to know HIM on a more personal level. I. Am. Changing. (In my Jennifer Hudson voice). Things that used to interest me, now give me a headache to think about. I’m just taking everything more seriously.
I was at a party a couple of Fridays ago, and I truly realized how much I’ve grown. I knew almost everyone there, but I no longer have the desire to associate with most of those individuals anymore. Not because anything has transpired (because it hasn’t), but because our interest are just different. At this point in my life, I can no longer fake the funk. I’m learning what I like and what i love to do; there is no point in doing anything that doesn’t fit into either one of those categories.
I am cut from a different cloth. Not putting myself above anyone else, but I know God has called me for more. My friends and I were at church a couple of weeks ago. The entire service I was crying out for God, internally. At the conclusion of service, there was an alter call. I heard the Holy Spirit whispering to me and telling me to go to the alter. Cast all my cares over to the Lord and leave them at the alter.
At the alter, I continued to hear from the Lord. The preacher looked directly to me and said, “Young man, I don’t know you, but God has great things planned for your life. Stay in His will.” That moment was confirmation of everything God had been speaking with me about.
An issue I have is being inside of my head so much. I am not patient, either. I want everything to happen NOW. I know God has a plan and everything He promised me will be mine. I just have to trust and believe. The pastor confirmed that for me. God has a special way of sending a Word to you, right when it’s needed to let you know that He hasn’t forgotten His promises to you.
There is so much that I’ve been praying about lately. I know He hears me. He is calling me for more and I feel it with everything that’s in me. I was created for more than a mediocre life.
I want to thank God for bringing all of the right people into my life, for bringing all of my hopes and dreams to pass, for flourishing my friends and family, for going ahead of me and making crooked places straight, for being Everything that He said He’d be for me and to me. I love Him for that.
My prayer for us all is that we become everything God has made us to be.
Be well, my friends.
“One thing I ask of the LORD, this is what I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the LORD and to seek him in his temple… My heart says of you, ‘Seek his face!’ Your face, Lord, I will seek” (Psalm 27:4, 8).