Sometimes in our life we have storms. Trials. Times that really aren't so happy, happy, joy, joy.
But one thing I've found we don't ask ourselves is, essentially "did I do this"?
What I'm learning about myself is that when I don't line up my life with the Word, I will find myself in a place I might not be in if I had just done what God said.
NOW, that doesn't mean that God won't ALLOW things to happen in our lives to get our attention. I believe that as well, but some things we do NOT have to go through if we (I) just do what God says.
I can remember a time in my marriage where it was HORRIBLE. Seriously. I would pray and fast and just stay before God and I'm like WHY am I going through this. God's answer? Because I didn't obey. I didn't obey what the Word said to do. I MESSED UP BIG TIME. I sowed that seed, and when it was time to reap? MANNNNNNN I felt like God had just left me all alone.
I wasn't even walking according to His will but I KNEW what to do. I knew to fast and pray. I KNEW to get away from everyone and just talk to God. I KNEW. I also knew that when I was sowing that seed, it was DEAD WRONG.
I'm going through a trial now and Tony and I were talking and we realized it was something we brought on ourselves by NOT being obedient. Obedience is something else.
I'm also learning that HOW you go through a thing really matters. It is NOT easy to "count it all joy" as the scripture says when you are in the FIYA. No sirrrr. Not easy at all, but it's necessary. I figured that out TODAY.
I had to learn to not be so quick to say it's the "enemy" doing things.
Don't be mad at God.
Look at yourself first. Look at what you have been doing. Look at the seeds you have been sowing. You might learn a WHOLE lot.
If you are in a season of storms, just know that seasons change. It won't always be this way.
I'm not perfect, just striving to be the woman God wants me to be. Keeping my life lined up with the WORD!