Sometimes, I am out of words, out of dialog, low on empathy, and my idealism gets in the way.
If you’re like me, there are days where tears need to flow and inner aching needs relief.
You grieve over situations that you know only Jesus can address in His Time, His Way and if others decide to choose His offerings for freedom from “the ruts in the road of their lives” as well.
Often, my assignment in life consists of one step or the planting of one “thought seed” of counsel, a prophetic/ directive word or insight, or a gentle suggestion to help address places of pain, doubt and denial.
I so VERY often, must return to the quiet Valley of Hope in prayer, waiting, many tears, and find myself like I have today, reflecting on my part in the planting, watering and reaping processes as a Mother, Grandmother, Wife, Minister, Counselor and Friend.
Leaving off from where my part starts and ends, trusting the LORD to continue His plan in each person I am either connected to or who is sent my way for the portions I can offer in helping them be the authentic believer they were originally created to be, instead of a seed that’s been dwarfed in its fully godly and fruitful development.
Sometimes, I am out of words, out of dialog and my idealism, (definition: the attitude of a person who believes that it is possible to live according to very high standards of behavior and honesty) gets in the way.
I turn my aching heart and fears of grief and potentially more pain to face, from life situations yet unresolved, towards the THE Door Of Hope.
There is no need to fear when being totally honest through that passageway of Grace and Openhearted examination.
But, when coming back out of the dialog of troubles and sorrow we’ve had there with Christ, leaving those things and situations with Him and moving into the things He requires of us in order to not have “Spiritually Arrested Development” … it costs us.
But! HOPE develops Faith — Trust. And in trusting Him to do what he must…. the seed is watered and eventually, reaped as fruit of the Spirit through others involved in the process along the path of each life.
“So neither he who plants nor he who waters is really anything, but only God, who makes things grow. The man who plants and the man who waters have one purpose, and each will be rewarded according to his own labor. For we are God’s fellow workers; you are God’s field, God’s building,” (1 Corinthians 3:7-9).
In His Shadow,
~ Mary Lindow ©
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Mary Lindow has a passion for encouraging others – all generations, careers or vocations to live expressing excellence through personal integrity, healthy accountability, and wise management of talents and skills. She’s a sought after keynote, inspirational, humorous speaker and teacher across the USA and internationally in Ministers & Spiritual leaders Conferences, and training seminars for various organizations.