We are six months in to 2016 can you believe it? Time really does fly. This time last year I just got fired from my job, my car, fridge, dryer, and stove top broke down simultaneously, and on top of that my mother and granny were both hospitalized. Thus, I moved in to take care of them. Isn't it crazy how God moves? See, had I been employed I would not be in a posistion to uproot my life and move in with my mom. Had I not moved down there my mom would not have taken the time out to see about her own health. she transitioned from an RN to a caretaker. She's retired, but she ain't retired, but the work of the Lord is never done. In her position, I always remind her that this is her assignment and the Lord is pleased. Even though her present circumstances may seem tiring and her flesh wants to quit she can look forward to that day when God says "well done my good and faithful servant (Matthew 25:21)." It was so fulfilling taking care of my family. I remember when they took care of me as a child, and although they are getting older while my life is just unfolding I was thankful that I was able to serve them.
See, if I did not know the Lord it would be easy for me to be selfish and let them fiend for themselves. It was very humbling leaving the comforts of my own home and going to stay with my mom. It had been years since we lived together. It is one thing to visit someone, but to live under their roof with there rules was another. Not to mention they live in the Deep South and that is a big change from the city.
Thankfully, being in a place where I did not have many distractions helped me transition back into the mindset of a student. When I started seminary, I had swore off school two years prior, but the Lord reminded me, "The heart of man plans his way, but the LORD establishes his steps (Proverbs 16:9)."
With that being said, here I am again a year later after all of that. See I made, and you can too. The enemy tries to use your present circumstances against you. You might look around and see nothing but fear and disappointment. You might wonder why does everyone seem to be going at a faster rate than me, why am I still single , why am I broke, why do I still live with my parents? However, God has each and every one of us on an assignment. Until your work is done there, God will keep you there. Along with this, you need to grow so in your time of singleness you grow as an individual with the Lord. In your time of annoying coworkers, you learn to love with the Love of Christ and be a good steward over your finances. the Bible says, One who is faithful in a very little is also faithful in much, and one who is dishonest in a very little is also dishonest in much (Luke 16:10)." This message from Dr. Luke does not just apply to money. God wants to see if He is your #1 priority. Say God gives you your hearts desires just like that. Then you will start to go off and forget your first love. You might even begin to think that you are obligated to receive such blessings and that you gained everything from your own works. So #20somethings in this time of learning, growing, and unfolding "seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you (Matthew 6:33)."
Without further ado, these are some of the books I am reading for the month of June. My church is doing the War Room bible study. I began this devotional on my Bible app called "The End of Me" which I was so fond of I had to get the book. The CD was at the register for $5 and I had to support my girl Priscilla. I hope that you find some insightful texts to grow into the Lord with. Until next time.