Meditate on the scripture below and pay attention to the definitions of the words turmoil and temporary.
Psalm 9:9-10 NIV
- 9 The Lord is a refuge for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble.
- 10 Those who know your name trust in you, for you, Lord, have never forsaken those who seek you
- a state of great commotion, confusion, or disturbance; tumult; agitation; disquiet:
- lasting, existing, serving, or effective for a time only; not permanent
Dear Destined For Greater Community,
I was led to write a letter to you all after talking to a close friend about some things I was going through and recent successes. At the end of the conversation, I told my friend that I am starting to realize that my temporary turmoil was apart of the process, for me to get to where I am today.
I am going to be very transparent with you. Towards the end of 2020 I felt like my life was falling apart. Things seemed to be coming together and falling apart at the same time. I got married but I also was evicted, I was looking for full-time work and my husband lost his job to COVID, I had dental issues that cost money to fix, I kept failing my road test to get my drivers license. It seemed like one thing after another and I just couldn’t get a break. Nobody could tell what I was going through on the outside and I might have seemed fine but I wasn’t. Everything wasn’t okay!
I prayed and cried out to God because the turmoil I was in was sucking every ounce of life out of me. In the midst of praying I asked God to give me a word that I could dwell on that would bring me some peace of mind and allow me to be reassured that everything was going to be alright. As I scanned through the bible I stumbled across 2 Timothy 2:3 that reads: “Endure suffering along with me, as a good soldier of Christ Jesus.” (New Living Translation) . This scripture reminded me that suffering and bad days will happen but this season is not permanent but temporary.
I started to shift my focus from looking at the bricks that were falling down in my life to working on using those bricks that fell to create a new stable foundation. This new foundation would not be moved when I found myself thrown into the wind again by life but would stand firm. When I shifted my focus I was able to publish my first book at 24 on Amazon Feb. 8th, 2021 during my employment transition. When I shifted my focus I was able to launch my blog and social media February 8th, 2021 during my employment transition. When I shifted my focus I was able to pass my road test on Feb, 26th, 2021 during my employment transition. When I shifted my focus God blessed my husband with a job to take care of my dental bills and get us insurance during my employment transition (The procedure ended up being less money than we thought and I got an unexpected discount).When I shifted my focus I was able to use my driver’s license to pass a employment test and started to get job offers coming in March 6th, 2021. When I shifted my focus God used various people to bless me and my husband during our time of need. I can say with confidence and based on my own personal experience, “GOD ALWAYS PROVIDES!!!”
I say all this to say that if I had remained in a constant state of confusion and had not made the decision to seek God to get clarity on his direction for my life I wouldn’t have been able to endure and stand against the strong wind life threw at me. Trust me there is more to the story but I will save that for another time as God leads me to share. Life definitely sucks sometimes but I want God to tell me “Well done, my faithful servant” , when he thinks about how well I handled the tests that were thrown at me. The storms of life will come but we can make it! I had to actually tell myself this until I was convinced: “I can make it because God is with me!”
God is intentionally trying to get our attention and make us stronger, he is in control! I don’t know what any of you are going through, I pray for this community faithfully. I pray that God will give you wisdom and strength. Protecting you from harm seen and unseen. Hold on to God in every season and I promise he will never fail you or let you go, I’m a witness!
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I thank you Jesus for giving me insight to give my readers nourishment for their mind, body and soul. Rest kings and queens of the most high, soaking in the fact that God’s got us! You are Destined For Greater!
Blog Post Sources
- Defining Temporary- https://www.dictionary.com/browse/temporary#
- Defining Turmoil-https://www.dictionary.com/browse/turmoil
- Psalm 9:9-10 –https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Psalm%209:9-10&version=NIV
- 2 Timothy 2:3 –https://biblehub.com/2_timothy/2-3.htm
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