Colassians 3:17 "Whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through Him to God the Father."
This verse really struck a cord with me, so much so, that I decided to start this daily blog. Even though it feels like I have a million and one projects going on right now, (and behind on many of them), I prayed this morning much more than I usually do and I felt so compelled to open a daily journal, and start re-applying myself back to living more towards God again in my life. I will likely open up a lot on here, and share as much as I can that is helping me, has helped me, in hopes that it helps you too. It's basically a daily journal, of giving advice to myself and reminders to keep fresh in my daily life. Life is hard enough on its own, and I feel like I am being led to strengthen my inner core again, and use any gifts or talents I may have to help strengthen others as well.
Life brings with it many ups and downs for all of us. In this day and age it may be easy to only see the "perfect" in everyone's lives because of social media and all of us having complete control of what we let the word see. All of us are battling in life in some way, trying to get through something, working our way back from a setback, or trying to beat feelings of pain. I am absolutely no exception to this. I am beyond blessed in my life. I have more than I ever imaged having, especially coming from a background of not having much. I have worked hard to get where I am at, and am very proud of accomplishments this far. I have the most supportive, loving, and dedicated wife any man could ever imagine having, friends that care for me, a successful business, and much more. It's hard when your own battles effect the ones around you, and they don't get the best version of you at times. I have faced my personal trials and tribulations recently and have battled what I felt was depression inside at times, paired with a feeling of being a little lost at times, and not being as open and vulnerable as I should have been at times. At the fault of no one but my own; and losing alignment with God over time. An overload of stress, battling body dismoprhia, not balancing the load I take from running multiple businesses which lead to lots of anxiety, comparing my progress, and making poor decisions inside, not keeping my mind aligned with what the man of God my Mother raised me all brought me time to time to very low points in my life.
It is really hard admitting this to the world, and also want to share that if you are facing a battle, you really are not alone. If you know deep inside your gut that you could be better in any area of your life whether that be your marriage/relationships, your work, your thoughts, your commitment to God, or anything at all, know that you can still receive the strength to do so. You can turn anything around, you can come back from anything, and you can elevate your intentions to be more concrete than ever before. You can re-align yourself with God and live with intention, through him to fix any hole inside you.
Today, I have felt more at peace and filled with more strength, willingness to beat anything, and filled with more faith than I can remember in recent memory. This comes from realizing we are all blessed with skills that God gave us to serve others and serve Him. No matter what we do in our workplace, business, marriage/relationships, or in the tasks we do throughout the day, we are really doing all of it for God, and he wants our best. Our words and thoughts to ourselves and to the ones we love should be words that reflect God's heart. Our work should bring honor to his name. We should bring Jesus to work, into our relationships, and environments. You can bring light to any dark situation in your life, and let God coach you through it. Just pray. Pray and seek his guidance, his comfort, and to have him lay a hand in all the areas of your life. Open your heart to him, and he will begin to open doors that nobody else can open, and be able to shut doors for you nobody else or we could even shut on our own.
Find your miracle, and the strength to carry on, in God.