For The One Who Doesn't Know What Season God Has Them Walking Through

For The One Who Doesn't Know What Season God Has Them Walking Through

I shouldn't ever enter a spirit of complacency just because I'm feeling a little "extra blessed." I want more. I want to press in further.


If you were to take a look at your life right now, what season do you see yourself in? Is it a season of waiting? Or is it a dry season? Are you in a season of testing, or maybe in this season you feel like you're finally breaking ground?

Sometimes it's easy to recognize where you're at in life because the road ahead looks clear. Sometimes it feels like you're driving through the fog not really sure where you're going or how to get there.

Lately my heart has been restless and my prayer has been for God to reveal to me what type of season He has me walking in. I feel as though it would be easy to tell myself I'm in a "good place" right now. I'm doing well in my classes, I'm doing my devotions every day, I'm working as an RA and I even just got an awesome new job at my university. That constitutes a pretty good a pretty good season, right?

I'm beyond thankful for all of the blessings God has poured out and into my life, but that doesn't mean I should ever enter a spirit of complacency just because I'm feeling a little "extra blessed." A part of me wants more. A piece of my heart is longing for more because I know God has more for me.

Right now I feel as though I'm driving through the fog. I'm not sure exactly where God has me or where He has me headed but I hear His voice reassuring me of this: It's not my job to know where He is leading me, it's just my job to follow.

It's my job to pursue Him relentlessly. It's my job to wake up in the mornings and make the choice to love Him and chase Him daily.

So, how do I do this? How can I press in more? I've realized that in the mornings right when I wake up and in the evenings right before I go to sleep I'll scroll through my instagram, facebook, twitter etc. I'm someone who very easily buys into the lies of comparison so this was a really unhealthy way to start and end my days. I've started prioritizing my devotions so that first thing in the morning I read my devotional before starting the day. In the evenings I set my alarms and turn my phone for the rest of the night, then I do my devos so that I fall asleep reflecting on what I've read and in a spirit of prayer.

This is how I'm pressing in. This is how I'm going deeper. It looks different for everyone, but it's a calling. Something God commands us to do is spend time with Him daily.

If you're not sure why God has placed you where you are right now, or if you're not even sure where you are, be encouraged by this: We serve a God who knew who we were and what we would do before we even existed. As foggy as the road ahead may seem, continue to press into God and He will lead you just as He has promised to.

"There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens… He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end." - Ecclesiastes 3

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17 Empowering Bible Verses For Women

You go, girl.

We all have those days where we let the negative thoughts that we're "not good enough," "not pretty enough" or "not smart enough" invade our minds. It's easy to lose hope in these situations and to feel like it would be easier to just give up. However, the Bible reminds us that these things that we tell ourselves are not true and it gives us the affirmations that we need. Let these verses give you the power and motivation that you're lacking.

1. Proverbs 31:25

"She is clothed with strength and dignity and she laughs without fear of the future."

2. Psalm 46:5

"God is within her, she will not fall."

3. Luke 1:45

"Blessed is she who believed that the Lord would fulfill His promises to her."

4. Proverbs 31:17

"She is energetic and strong, a hard worker."

5. Psalm 28:7

"The Lord is my strength and my shield."

6. Proverbs 11:16

"A gracious woman gains respect, but ruthless men gain only wealth."

7. Joshua 1:9

"Be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go."

8. Proverbs 31:30

"Charm is deceptive, and beauty does not last; but a woman who fears the Lord will be greatly praised."

9. 1 Corinthians 15:10

"By the grace of God, I am what I am."

10. Proverbs 31:26

"When she speaks, her words are wise, and she gives instructions with kindness."

11. Psalm 139:14

"I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made."

12. 1 Peter 3:3-4

"Don't be concerned about the outward beauty of fancy hairstyles, expensive jewelry, or beautiful clothes. You should clothe yourselves instead with the beauty that comes from within, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is so precious to God."

13. Colossians 2:10

"And in Christ you have been brought to fullness."

14. 2 Timothy 1:7

"For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline."

15. Jeremiah 29:11

"'For I know the plans I have for you,' says the Lord. 'They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.'"

16. Exodus 14:14

"The Lord himself will fight for you. Just stay calm."

17. Song of Songs 4:7

"You are altogether beautiful, my darling, beautiful in every way."

Next time you're feeling discouraged or weak, come back to these verses and use them to give you the strength and power that you need to conquer your battles.

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5 Facts About Spiritual Gifts That You Need To Know

Different gifts, but from the same Spirit


1 Corinthians 12:4-5 states; "[4] There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit distributes them. [5] There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord." We see that there are multiple spiritual gifts, but they all come from the same Lord.

1. We all have different gifts and that's okay

Just like a body has different parts that each has its own function, that's like the body of Christ. We all have different gifts and different purposes, but we're all part of the body of Christ. God has a plan for you and has given you certain gifts. God doesn't call the equipped, he equips the calling.

2. There are various spiritual gifts mentioned in the Bible

Romans 12, 1 Corinthians 12, and Ephesians 4 are some of the bible passages that talk about spiritual gifts. Giving, leadership, mercy, prophecy, service, tongue interpretation, administration, discernment, hospitality, missionary, and evangelism are some of the spiritual gifts that people can have. We can desire any gift, but it's God's choice on what gifts He gives us.

Remember, everyone can receive speaking in tongues via baptism in the Holy Spirit, but not everyone will get the gift of tongue interpretation.

3. Spiritual Gifts are supernatural abilities that are either given or enhanced via the Holy Spirit

God gave us these Spiritual gifts because God wants to invest in His church.

4. Spiritual gifts are for strengthening others

We have spiritual gifts in order to help others.

5. It does take time for gifts to mature and develop

Like with a skill that you have, it does take time for you to own said skill. You put in the work, and because of that, you grow in your skill, and you get better. That's the same way with your gifts. God gives each of us certain gifts to use, and it will take time to mature those gifts.

Spiritual gifts are important.

In Romans 12:6 states; "[6] We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us. If your gift is prophesying, then prophesy in accordance with your faith; [7] if it is serving, then serve; if it is teaching, then teach; [8] if it is to encourage, then give encouragement; if it is giving, then give generously; if it is to lead, do it diligently; if it is to show mercy, do it cheerfully."

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