I want to post this awesome song today by Hillsong Young & Free called Trust (Live) to encourage you today. This song is incredibly amazing obviously on surround sound and I pray that it ministers to your spirit today.
There are times where we can get discouraged when certain things in our lives happen that we didn’t see coming, and sometimes we can feel like we’ve been setback from where we intended to go due to some unforeseen circumstance. No matter what setbacks you face in your life, always keep pressing forward towards the goal and never look back at what could have been but rather focus ahead on what God wants you to do in your life.
Pressing Toward the Goal
12 Not that I have already attained, or am already perfected; but I press on, that I may lay hold of that for which Christ Jesus has also laid hold of me. 13 Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, 14 I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.
When I look at where I am (currently) in life , there are moments where I feel regret with regards to not pursuing certain things I could have, but then again, God already saw what my decision would have been and still leads me to where He wants me to go. So rather than looking at what’s already behind me, I look forward to where God wants me to go. Some people cling onto the past that has passed…but if nothing behind you has any intention of holding onto you, then you shouldn’t let whatever is behind you hold you back from moving forward.
This is also with respect to people that you may have encountered in your life. Don’t cling onto dead weight. Don’t cling onto people that won’t cling onto you. They can be a hindrance to your progression in life if you can’t see that they aren’t for you. If people want to be in your life, they have to make an honest effort to want to be in it. If you extend your hand towards someone and they slap it away, then that should be a clear indication that they have no intention of relating to you in anyway. If you extend your hand to someone and that someone holds onto it, that should be an indication that you mean something to that person.
Don’t waste time with people that have no intention of being involved with you in anyway. Seek wholesome relationships, seek people that genuinely prize your company, your mind, your spirit, and your character. Also, do not allow yourself to become needy for attention. Learn to simply be okay with who you are as a person on the inside and guard yourself from the flattery of others that speak sweet nothings into your ear all day long just to puff up your pride and your ego to your already broken spirit. Learn to love who you are enough to dignify your soul with self-respect so that when someone undermines you, you don’t take their words with a grain of salt, because their words have no flavour to your already guarded soul.
If people want to be in your life, they will make an honest effort to be in it. Focus on the future and not on the past. If you have wronged someone in your past, make it a point to right that wrong now so that you can redeem yourself in the eyes of God and learn what it means to be contrite in spirit. Learn to do good for others and don’t allow your prejudices to bias your opinions of others. Speak well of people, speak well of yourself and wake up each morning thanking God for being alive and well to see another day.
Don’t take each day for granted and say the important things that you want to say to others while you still have the time to say it and step out into the places that are beyond your comfort-zone to see the level of your hidden potential. I believe that God wants to use people that are willing to go beyond the norm of their daily lives to do extraordinary things. The thing is, our minds have to go there.
Pursue God with all that you have and He will do great and amazingly extraordinary things that you have yet to see in your life be performed. Do not limit yourself, do not limit God, and you will see how your life will transform beyond what you can imagine or think. Let your hearts be stirred with faith to do things beyond human understanding and you’ll see amazing things happen, Amen! 😀 I pray that this song blesses your spirit today. God Bless You Everybody! 😀