“If the nightmare ever does unfold, perspective is a lovely hand to hold.” – Part of It, Relient K
I’ve missed you all! Thanks for letting me take a brief break to recoup this summer! I’m so excited to get to share a new Vlog with all of you!
Learning how to embrace God’s plan for our life over our own expectations can help us find peace in the face of life’s most difficult circumstances. It seems simple, but it’s incredibly hard to let go of expectations for your own life…so often we hold on to disappointment, or anger because aspects of our life may not seem fair. But holding on to disappointment and regret associated with the life we drew up for ourselves, only holds our spirits down. When we can find the strength to say “Jesus over Everything” we can find true joy and hope in all circumstances.
Throughout this vlog I will be discussing 2 important components to changing our perspective from looking inward at our own desires for our life, to turning our focus towards trusting God’s perfect plan. Towards the end, I also ask one more perspective changing question that I hope you’ll take away and apply to your prayer life this week…Try replacing the question, “God what is Your plan for my life”, with a this even more meaningful question, “God, how would You like to use my life for Your plan?” I promise however He directs you, your path will be incredibly more meaningful than anything you could desire for yourself!
I’m excited for you to find the joy of Christ through embracing whatever role He has for you within His plan! Know that I am praying for you, and all those who read/watch this post/vlog this week. I’d love to read any comments you have! Feel free to share your thoughts after watching!
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[P.S. Homework: Listen to “Man in the Mirror” by Michael Jackson first thing in the morning one day this week and try to tell me your day doesn’t start a little better! I’d believe it if someone told me crime rates decreased and non prophet prophets went up the day that song came out! Ha! Hint: This may be a foreshadow for next week’s post!]
Have a wonderful week friends!
Love you all!
Helen Elizabeth Wisner Strickland