Day 1: One Option
My heart hurts~
upon hearing sad news once again
from a sister in CHRIST.
It seems sad never stops happening.
GOD never promised that things beyond our control
would never happen,
because there is very little that we can control.
We think if we eat right, exercise, and say our prayers
all will be well,
but that isn't the case.
Things happen beyond our control because we are not in control.
So stop a second.
Close your eyes. Then open them.
That is control.
That feels good.
But try to close someone's eyes.
So if we live in an
how do we continue to walk along our life path
when the UNCONTROLLABLE
comes flying through the air like an arrow
that pierces our heart with
We don't invite those arrows,
but they come just the same
and are ever so real.
But what if they were
NO LONGER AN OPTION?
What if you could refuse to receive them,
even though they are there?
Easier said than done,
you FEEL what you FEEL
you react to what you FEEL.
But what if reacting is replaced with
like letting the air out of a balloon.
A choice to FEEL.
A choice to RELEASE the FEEL.
A choice not to camp out and make friends with the FEEL,
RELEASE to the ONE who FEELS your FEEL
because HE wants you to give it to HIM
so you can experience the
ABUNDANT LIFE IN CHRIST that HE was born to give.
You can't control life, but you can live it.
Oh easier said than done, until it is done.
You FEEL _______.
You acknowledge your FEEL.
Then you are at the crossroad.
Do you or don't you
RELEASE the FEEL
to the ONE who is holding out HIS HAND
to RECEIVE whatever you RELEASE to HIM.
Easier said than done, until it is done.
But let's start getting it done~
RELEASE the hurt parts of the heart that the arrow has pierced.
FEEL & RELEASE
and then be prepared as
JESUS comes swarming in to
UNLEASH the pain of FEEL.
Oh so easy once done.
We have an OPTION when we know that
those arrows are
NO LONGER AN OPTION
when we make
JESUS OUR ONLY OPTION~
“I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in ME and I in you,
you will bear much fruit; apart from ME you can do nothing" (John 15:5)
even when the arrows come
we are not at standstill~
"let us run with endurance and active persistence the race that is set before us" (Hebrews 12:1)
JESUS becomes our ONLY OPTION~
"[looking away from all that will distract us and] focusing our eyes on JESUS" (Hebrews 12:2)
And then what you never thought was possible
as the arrows don't knock you down
because you know you will
"BE ALRIGHT" (listen to the song below)