I am SO glad you’re here because I’ve got some really good news to share with you today...
You CAN experience joy in your race of life.
You may WANT to believe what I'm telling you is true...that this joy is possible...but you find yourself wondering, because this life comes with so many unknowns.
How are you supposed to experience JOY when
You don’t KNOW when this race of life is going to end
You don’t KNOW the obstacles ahead; and
You don’t KNOW the course set before you
Well, I'm here to extend a possible way forward... and it’s found in these 3 words...LET. IT. BE.
LET (consider it so) IT (the goodness of God) BE (true in your life)!
God is the one who called you into this race and His word reveals that He has good plans for you. I encourage you to Get to know Him and to believe in His goodness; Don’t take anyone else’s word for it. Experience His goodness for yourself.
God reveals Himself and His goodness in many ways...through His names, His word, His creation, through the life, death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ, through His Holy Spirit who guides your heart into truth and the ways of wisdom
See yourself, the people around you, and the race set before you through HIS eyes...the eyes of HIS heart
Choose to guard your heart and labor unto rest. In all your ways, choose to acknowledge Him, to persuade your heart to HARMONIZE with His, and trust that He will make your paths straight.
When you walk this way, Your race of life, is gonna look a lot like the life of Jesus Christ, through the manifestation of the Fruit of the Spirit (love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control) expressed through who God created you to be.
Stepping Stones on the pathway: There are 3 stepping stones on the pathway to unleash this joy in your life. Perceive. Receive. Believe.
PERCEIVE: Spend quality time with God. Get to know Him, His heart, His goodness and His perception of you. Invest in your relationship with Him.
RECEIVE: Based on what you know TODAY, be willing to believe in the goodness of God by magnifying Him in your heart. Trust in WHO He is, what He says, His perspective and His promises. As you LISTEN to the Holy Spirit, He WILL give you vision for the steps ahead.
BELIEVE: Consider it so in your heart and give yourself permission to LET IT BE true in your life, by moving forward in faith (based on what you know about God) traveling with your BEST friend, your LORD and your Savior Jesus Christ, daring to believe (carrying a confident expectation) that the outcome will be good, BECAUSE GOD IS GOOD 😊
You see, when you know more about WHO is leading you, then you’ll be more willing to LET GO of knowing all of the details. Your heart will begin to experience that internal REST it’s longing for.
You’ll begin to know that you are SAFE and SECURE in the hands of your good Shepherd. Knowing this, allows the freedom to rise from the depths of your heart, as your life begins to sing the story of God, beat to the rhythm of His peace, and produce the Joy of Jesus!
If this is a journey you want to explore and experience. If you are ready to taste and see that the Lord is good, then I invite you to Unleash Your JoyTM, beginning with the a simple conversation
Here you will grow as you bask in the warmth of the goodness of God. You will be reminded of His Amazing love story and the good news of His Peace. You will be invited to learn more about WHO God created YOU to be and challenged to walk it out in faith. we hope you will join us there.
Until then, remember to DREAM BIG, PRAY OFTEN and CELEBRATE LIFE because our God is good and true to His word.
BE INSPIRED Check out this video about choosing Joy