Everyone, whether you want to admit it or not, is seeking attention. You may be a single woman, desiring to “get in the way” of your possible mate; or a writer seeking an editor or publisher – we are seeking attention from someone. I pose this question because as we are seeking the attention of others, I wonder if we are actually seeking validity because of our own insecurities.
I desire to live out a motto, “I Know Who I Am”, and in knowing who I am, I expect that those I need to be connected with will be discerned, initiated and manifested according to purpose. The danger of not knowing who you are as you’re seeking is that you’ll often fall prey to predators. If you seek, you will find; if you knock, a door will be opened – but is that door for you? What’s missing in you? Will it be found in another?
I am seeking the attention of someone, that someone is my Heavenly Father. I’m seeking for guidance from the Holy Spirit to aid me in forging forth on the path that God set before me. I’m seeking the attention of those who are “assigned” to me. I’m seeking the greater ME that’s within!
Before you go seeking again, know your why. If you’re not being led by the spirit of God, pause, reassess and pray that your reality will be revealed. Your truth is powerful, valuable, intentional and enough – seek no more.
“Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.” James 1:4 KJV
For many years, things were working for my good, even when I couldn’t recognize it. I was complaining a little bit because things were right; I felt that I could endure the light afflictions. When challenging times arise, we tend to retreat because we’re overwhelmed, or at least I did. I kicked, screamed (silently), and even blamed others instead of embracing what was before me and being willing to endure the process like a good soldier.
The Word lets us know that as God has begun a good work in each of us, we must be willing to endure the process for His sake. If you’re one who likes to bake, you know that to get the item you desire, you must have the proper ingredients, follow the recipe, and wait for it to bake under the right heat. That process reminds me of how we must endure as good soldiers.
God has placed on the inside of each of us all that we need to succeed; we must activate it with guidance from the Holy Spirit and endure until the end. You have what it takes, stop discounting yourself. Be emPOWERed by the Word today and make a difference.
“Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ.” Philippians 1:6
from “emPOWERed By the Word” by Valerie Burrell