“Come[Draw] near to God, and he will come [draw] near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners and purify your hearts, you double-minded.”
James 4:8 (NIV)
I had my Monday Motivation message ready to go, and them BOOM! God was like, NOPE NOT IT. Lol. My prayer is that this post tugs at your heart strings and draws you closer to the God who recklessly loves you!
Throughout my life, I have lived in the shadows of the opinions of others. There were heart issues I needed to deal with, but I couldn’t find the right doctor to help me. So, I self medicated. Relationship after relationship. Seeking others for validation. Wearing the mask of strength, but sitting so secure insecure. I didn’t know who I was, and allowed others to define my identity.
-Expose your wounds, that’s the only way you will heal.
God orchestrated a divine appointment with a woman who is now my Pastor/mentor. This appointment was divine because everything I was going through, she went through and could help me get over. The only condition was, I had to do the work in order to heal. God was drawing me.
Draw – to cause to move continuously toward or after a force applied in advance
As I attended church, and listened to the words that were being spoken, it was as if a light bulb went off. The problem was, I had to shift my perspective and thinking, and that was really tough. Everytime I tried, the highlight reel of my past would emerge. Looking at my wounds was not easy, but as I continued to read the word I found comfort in the healing process. I thank God for drawing me near.
What are you drawn to?
Are you growing or withering away?
Ways you can draw near….
-Be honest about where you are (God will meet you there)
-Read the word (it really has the solutions to a lot of problems)
-Pray (nothing fancy, just pour our your heart)
-Identify someone who can help you through the process (mentor, life coach, counseling, Pastor) **Everyone is not qualified to pour into you, so choose wisely**