Sometimes you just need to go back to the beginning.
Remember when growing up and your zipper BUSTED on your jacket? You would unzip the jacket and go back to the beginning of the zipper and START OVER?
Sometimes if it was really busted, you’d take your scissors and cut a small slit in the track to reconnect the zipper (yeah, I’m having a high school moment right now).
For a couple of weeks, I felt OFF. I felt off track, kind of like that BUSTED zipper. I asked God what was wrong with me and how did I get back to that BUSTED state.
One day, I got my answer. He reminded me that my zipper would usually BUST when I was in a rush. And yes, my life had become such a rush, that I got off track. And just like that zipper, I had to reconnect to the track by going back to the beginning and starting over.
Do you feel OFF or BUSTED today, like that zipper? Were you doing well in life then suddenly things took a turn for worst but you’re not sure when or how?
Maybe you too, like me, started rushing in life and got off track.
Today, go back to the start of what got you on the right track before and this time, don’t let life pressure you into rushing through it.
Don’t stay BUSTED one more day. Start your day with God and soon you’ll be reconnected.
I remember when I wanted THAT house. Nothing was going to get in my way for THAT house. I mean, if I prayed hard enough and believed, God had to give it to me, right?
Well, I didn’t get the house. It wasn’t until I got MY house, that I realized the HIGH price I would have paid for a smaller and less upgraded house.
I soon learned that location is everything.
Sometimes God relocates us to give us what we want at a fraction of the cost.
Where are you currently located in life? Could it be that He’s emotionally and spiritually relocating you, to give you your heart’s desire?
Your current location could cost you your family or your sanity, a high cost to pay for something you can enjoy peacefully.
Allow yourself to be uncomfortable in this season and enjoy God’s blessings for a lifetime, at half the price.
Matthew 11:30 “For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”
Bouquet of sunflowers, given to me by my husband in Virginia Beach, 2009.
Colossians 3: 12-14, “Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.”
Ever had a relationship, be it friend or something more and EVERYTHING WAS FINE UNTIL……
I recently watched this adorable movie, “Enough Said.” This divorced woman ends up meeting a really great guy that she really likes. You see them laughing , having fun and enjoying life together. The relationship takes a turn for the worst when she allowed her new friend to influence her views of her new love. As it turns out, her new friend is her new man’s ex-wife (WHOA!) Of course they didn’t know this going into the relationship and for a minute, only the divorcee new it.
Eventually, she annoys this dude with her nagging and nick picking. Things that she use to love about him, now she’s uncomfortable with, all because of someone else’s hang ups.
The story ends with everyone finding out about each other’s relationship.
The new friend and the new man is both upset and now the divorcee is left alone with no one.
So what’s my point? The worst thing you can do is lose a really good relationship because of someone else’s hang ups or perception about them. Take the time to form your own opinions about people. What someone else may find repulsive or offensive, may not be all together true and can poison your relationship. But if you learn to be an independent thinker maybe the relationship for you will be both refreshing and a unique blessing.
“You are the story that gets passed down from one generation to the next.
Make it a great story!” -Lisa McClendon