Have you ever met someone in life that just clicked with your soul? It was like God strategically placed them in your path to run into and bond with! Not only do you two click but you have similar goals…life goals, spiritual goals, career goals, relationship goals. It just works and it is beautiful. I have had a few of those people.
Have you ever met someone in life that just clicked with your soul and you just thanked God in that moment only to be asking God later as to why they went away? Why they left your life? Why did he take what brought you joy? I have also had a few of those people.
Have you ever noticed that when you start to sway in a different direction that sometimes those same support systems let you fall? Or maybe not necessarily let you fall but walk away? I have had those too. Okay maybe the word HAD isn’t the best option as in the ownership aspect, but I have EXPERIENCED individual souls where I was consumed by the awesomeness of God because it was another individual walking the same way, with the same struggles, same temptations, and the support of that person was everything I needed at that time!!
I have learned that not everyone is in your corner for the long haul and I have learned that although it hurts, sucks, and/or frustrates us in that time period, it doesn’t last forever. There are still days that I feel alone and feel as though no one understands and that is okay. On the flip side, there are also times when I least expect that a conversation stimulates a passion inside of me I thought I lost. I try to remind myself that even people questioned Moses, who freed his people from bondage, or Noah, who built an ark to save God’s people from extinction, and then of course there were people, including close friends, that questioned, doubted, and betrayed Jesus, who is the reason we live today.
I cannot begin to tell you how many people I lost on my path through life. Moving to Florida was a big one as many felt I was leaving them instead of them seeing I was only looking for myself. In finding my faith I lost those who were battling their own relationship with Jesus. In losing some of my faith I lost those who were focused on their image of God instead of being people of God.
Sometimes I look back on situations and I laugh and sometimes, more than not, I cry. Not because I am unhappy but because I see how God has protected me, provided for me, sheltered me, and breathed into my lungs for new life. Losing isn’t always a loss, in fact I would argue to say it is never a loss. I feel we get caught up in the emotional fleshly aspect, instead of how much is happening in the world outside of our selves and the set-up that took place for our next step.
I had a dream the other night that I was walking in the dark and there were all these black shadows that started to walk towards me from all angles. As I went to open my mouth to call out God’s name in prayer I felt someone grab my hand. All I could feel was the pressure in my hand and a light shining on me. It was then I realized the shadows represented the many aspects of my life; our lives. There was fear, heartbreak, insecurity, abandonment, brokenness, doubt, and rejection. Even though these things hover, they didn’t touch me. It was a reminder of perseverance and resilience.
I have come to the acceptance that although there are these shadows lurking amongst us and at some point or another they will touch us, but never define us. Part of our journey is to keep walking, despite the enemies of our spirit telling us otherwise, we are meant to thrive in the grace of God. I was reminded to keep walking. I was reminded that I am in good hands.
Regardless of your fight, regardless of your shadow, regardless of the voices, I encourage you to keep walking. Keep walking towards your goals. Keep walking towards your heart. Keep walking towards your dreams. Keep walking in your beliefs, with your standards and your morals. Let God protect you. Let God bless you. Let God walk with you. Walk with confidence. Walk with purpose. Walk with fight. Take every moment and experience it. Just promise yourself one thing: Promise to never stop walking.
I love you. I pray for you. I walk with you. Keep your eyes forward and know there is always a hand when you need it.
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