For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord. Plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future.
Life is so funny sometimes. One day you have it all together, the next, a simple moment can cause your faith to falter.
I look at my own life and things I have been through with being laid off twice in the midst of trying to find myself. It lead to questioning of my purpose and forced me to find the faith to keep going.
But how do I find balance now? Am I content? Do I allow myself to exhale?
The other night I was journaling and was literally expressing my thankfulness that at this moment in my life, I'm just...well happy. I'm content. As the words began to flow out on the page I slightly cringed. Could saying this "out loud" jinx me? Is everything going to fall apart tomorrow because I'm finally happy and things seem to be going right?
I felt God tell me that "it's okay my child, you can exhale and rest in me."
I feel like in the past few months I've been so uptight thinking how things could fall apart and I have to be prepared. I have to make sure everything is in order and I can't "sit down and relax" because the moment I do I'm going to end up losing my job, or getting in a car accident or something crazy.
I think I've finally figured out though. Life is unpredictable, yes, but I have to enjoy the moment and can't constantly live in fear that things are going to fall apart.
Prepare for the worst, as in making sure I'm working hard to get my savings to a good place and building my brand in the event I do lose my job again, and won't have to wonder how I'm going to pay my bills because I have other streams of income. But most importantly stay focused on God.
I must let him lead my life. I run to him daily with every decision, fear, weakness, and most off all, gratitude. I know that He's got me and has brought me way to far to leave me.
So my faith is ultimate what I lean on to keep my balance in this life.
How are you finding balance in a life that is unpredictable?
Be awesomely amazing,
xo Vanessa Michele
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