HOW IS TURNING TO OTHERS A SIGH OF STRENGTH?
🌸 TURNING TO OTHERS IS NOT A SIGN OF WEAKNESS, BUT AN EXPRESSION OF STRENGTH AND CHARACTER!
Something I try to remind myself every day is that: God is in control of everything and that I don’t need to worry; but yet… I find myself trying to control things and worry anyway😀
For the past few weeks I've felt very confused and frustrated about life- Unsure of where I’m supposed to be and what God's plan is for me.
I feel like I keep pushing forward and doing what I feel like I’m supposed to be doing, but I don't know what that something is.
Do you ever feel like you’re where you need to be, but nothing is happening?
Do you feel like you’re waiting for something to happen, but you have no idea exactly what it is that’s supposed to be happening?
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The first 7 months of this year were crazy for me. It was a trial of faith for sure. I felt like I was trapped in a space of time I didn’t know how to get out of. I was doing all I was taught to help me make it out of this trial of faith: Reading my Scriptures, Praying with purpose, Going to church, serving others etc. I felt like I was going nowhere even though I was taking the necessary steps.
There were many tearful nights wondering if there was something I did to cause this trial of faith. I tried every idea to solve whatever problem I felt I was dealing with. It wasn’t till the end of that trial of faith that it accrued to me:
God didn’t give me my trial of faith so I can try to solve it. He didn’t give me the trial of faith either so I could be miserable.
Even though it took till the end, there were two main lessons the Lord was trying to teach me:
One: turn my pride way, and turn towards faith
Two: turn towards my friends and family for help and support.
God’s been teaching me those lessons for years, and apparently He’s still doing so😀
I always think that I can do everything on my own and that I don’t need to ask for help, but time and time again, the Lord reminds me otherwise😀
As I’ve been trying to figure out this whole young adult life thing, and why I am where I am, God keeps reminding me to turn to my loved ones for support and guidance. It takes a little while, but I eventually get there.
I always forget I don’t have to do this life thing on my own- I’m not meant to. I have people I can turn to whenever I need, especially the Lord.
I catch myself trying and trying to do it by myself. Eventually I get myself blocked in a corner where I feel trapped and like there’s no way out. Then once more God reminds me to turn towards Him, and those who care about me.
I’m thankful for the Savior's grace and His endless mercy. It doesn’t matter how many times I fall or make the same mistakes, He always helps me get back to where I need to be.
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For the past few weeks I've been struggling with blooming where God has planted me. I’ve been struggling with having faith that I am where I’m supposed to be, and that God has a plan for my life right now.
Just yesterday as I was heading back to bed, I was frustrated with a few things (especially myself and how stubborn I can be)😀 I was getting myself worked up about something that was bothering me, but wasn’t sure how to share the weight I was carrying.
In the middle of overthinking and feeling overwhelmed to the point of tears, I heard the Spirit whisper to me “go talk to your mom now”. Right as I heard His voice, about a million excuses came flooding to my head of why I couldn’t talk to my mom right then, including I just want to sleep😂.
After about a minute of arguing with my excuses in my head I finally got up to go and talk to my mom😀
We talked for about 30 minutes, maybe a little longer. It was exactly what I needed. As I talked with my mom I felt this weight slowly lift off me. It almost felt like a physical removal.
As we sat there I was grateful God cared enough to send His Spirit to help me do what felt like impossible.
My mom listed, counseled and shared her wisdom. I knew everything she said was what I needed to hear (I guess I don’t know everything after all)😀 She didn't say anything too different from what she’d said to me before, but her encouragement was what I needed the most.
It’s really hard for me to freely open up and share my feelings when I’m sad, frustrated or lost. I always feel like I have to figure it ALL out on my own (BUT I DON'T HAVE TOO).
God didn’t give me my mom just because he wanted too.
He didn’t give me a dad because He thought it would be cool.
He didn’t give me siblings because He thought it would be fun for me to read them😀
He didn’t give me friends (old & new) just because He didn’t know what to do with them.
Every person that is in my life now, and has been, was/is for a reason, and for their specific season. He knew I needed them for a reason (even if I didn’t know why).
I have so much thanksgiving to the Lord for His tender mercies and His gracious love!
For those who may be struggling with exactly what I struggle with from time to time, don’t worry you’re going to be just fine.
Know and understand that just because you lean and rely on others doesn’t mean you’re not a strong person neither does It doesn’t mean you’re weak.
Because you’re able to turn to those you can count on when life gets hard, truly shows how STRONG of a person you REALLY ARE.
Satan will alway try to convince you otherwise, but always remember there’s strength in numbers.
Be grateful for the loving people you have right now because they won’t always be there.
How have you been blessed by turning to others for support and strength?