To start being wise you must first get wisdom. No matter what it costs, get understanding.
I must apologize for my extended hiatus that I have taken. It was unexpected, and it came in like a tidal wave. Actually, more like a tsunami. One incident happened, and the recovery did not go as well as expected. Then a couple of mishaps trampled in without warning. These were soon followed be a horrendous tragedy in our area that took an incredible toll on the entire population. Then, there were a couple more unpleasant events that happened to us personally. All of these things were just combined with the frustration of the lack of recuperation of the first event. It has just been one struggle after another. So within the confines of the rubble, I kind of lost my sense of direction. And my focus got really fuzzy. And I allowed my peace to slip away from me for a minute.
I was allowing all these things to come down on me like horrendous waves constantly crashing in and relentlessly chiseling away at my foundation! Soon I found myself mourning for all the things I was losing and not being grateful for everything I had left. This was posing a BIG problem in my everyday life. I was alienating myself from all of my friends and family. And slowly, I found myself being pulled into a very dark place! I finally realized I was drifting down a stream that was taking me to a place I did NOT want to go. I knew the devil was behind all of this “stinking thinking,” and I knew I had to turn the boat around and paddle against the current.
I may not have known why all these things were happening, but I did know that God says in His Word that if we keep our focus on Him, He will keep us in “PERFECT PEACE” (Isaiah 26:3). And when we ask for wisdom, He will give it to us (James 1:5). I have a really close relationship with my Father in Heaven, and I had been talking to Him about all my woes! He was listening and I knew He was holding me close, and many people who loved me were praying for me. What I was NOT doing was FIGHTING the train of thought. Finally, I pulled the emergency brake cord, jumped off and began moving in the opposite direction! That is when I saw the light that the devil had been using all of these things to drain me of the joy I could only find in the LORD! I made a decision that I am not going to let the devil have one more day, one more hour, one more minute. . . not even a second longer. I belong to the LORD, and in His presence is FULLNESS of JOY! (Psalm 16:11) That is where I am staying.
Good Lord Willing, I will posting another blog soon!!
Until then, Be Blessed.