Christianity, faith

Keeping My Eyes Up

“For the Lord God is a sun and shield; The Lord will give grace and glory; No good thing will He withhold from those who walk uprightly.” Psalm 84: 11

I am sorry to say but my walk hasn’t been as strong as it should and could be lately. I have allowed life to interfere with my time with God. I have spent very little time in His Word and in prayer and my lack of time with Him is showing. It is showing in my lack of concentration. It is showing in my temper (with family). And it is showing in my lack of confidence. Yep…I’m a big ol’ mess right now. Yay me. 😦

Although I’m sure Satan has been helping along keeping my mind occupied on other things, at the end of the day the reality is that I’ve allowed it. And his timing has been perfect. The jerk. I have an interview for a promotional position tomorrow and I’m feeling a lot less capable than I really know that I am. I know that I have a lot of experience. I am good at my job…yet, I’m still feeling like a mess.

And why is that? Because my focus has been ALL on ME. That’s not where it’s supposed to be. God is bigger than any situation that I or you will ever come across. He is more than capable of getting us through every situation. I finally realized/remembered all this when I went to bed last night. So, out loud, I spoke ‘get behind me Satan, I can do ALL things through Christ who gives me strength.’ I followed that up with the Our Father. I slept like a baby!

I am very appreciative of the scripture above. ‘For the Lord God is a sun and shield’-He is my brilliant and shining shield. He will ‘give grace and glory’-He will show us His kindness and favor, He will give us honor. ‘No good thing will He withhold from those who walk uprightly.’-He will not hold back any blessings from those who walk sincerely in integrity and truth with Him.

God wants to bless us. He wants to show us how very much He loves us. We just need to allow Him to. Allow Him to guide us in our lives. We need to learn to ‘be still’ and listen to what He is saying to us. Life can all too easily get in the way, especially with technology these days. That’s one of my biggest issues.

I am going to ask you all to pray for me tomorrow. Mostly that He keeps peace in my heart and that I speak well. I know that His ways are better than my ways. So, if I don’t get the job, I know He has a very good reason for it.

Thank you my friends! God bless.

In Jesus’ precious name.

Tara

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