Today is a beautiful day. Sun high in the sky and only a few clouds here and there. Although it was cooler today it was a picture perfect day.
As I continue to move forward in my journey I have been really trying to remove the things that do not add value and replace those things with good, healthy and right choices, people, places and things. I have been trying very hard to be proactive and less chaotic. I have been working on setting goals and not procrastinating or avoiding as a coping device.
So many good fruits are coming forth right now, so many positives and still the Lord is continuing to fine tune and point some things out to me. I am learning to define why I feel the ways I feel and really dig into my feelings as opposed to going through the motions which usually means I am not thinking things through, I am being persuaded by things I will later regret, I am reacting instead of taking the time to think and then act with purpose.
One of the things I am continuing to work on is walking away from the chaos. The best example is a troubled relationship that I have to deal with every day. I can only do my part. The chaos that is happening at this point is not mine. I can get wrapped up in it faster than I can blink or I can control ME and reflect and then act. The more I am doing that the more freedom I am experiencing. Yesterday in my quiet time the Lord prompted my thoughts towards other areas where there is a tendency towards chaos and as I prayed over these areas He was faithful to bring scriptures and clarity to them.
I sit tonight and watch as the shadows move across my yard and the sun begins to set. I might sound like a broken record but I am in awe of what God has done in my life over these past 86 days. I am so thankful that as 2011 came to a close my life didn’t end. I am so thankful that the truth started to unfold, emerge and is setting me free.
Tonight I know am thankful that as a work in progress I am stepping out and moving on in purpose and I have never felt so alive as I do right now.
Isaiah 32:17 The fruit of that righteousness will be peace; its effect will be quietness and confidence forever.
Jeremiah 17: 7-8 7 “But blessed is the one who trusts in the LORD, whose confidence is in him. 8 They will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit.”