I was off-kilter a bit and so I talked to a friend to see what was going on in their life. They were actually going through a lot. At that moment I told myself, oh crap, I really don’t have anything to feel bad about me like the world has so much going on. We ended the conversation with well you can’t do anything about the things that are happening in life all you can do is let Jesus do some heart work.
Welp. We never know the monsters that others are facing. We have this internal hope that if we can kiss this situation it will turn into a peaceful beach, sunny weather and all the rainbows and unicorns that go with it. But that never happens. We can’t do anything to change the monsters in our lives and make the disruption of peace not happen….but at the same time the monsters have no power to change us.
I remember how there is that Christianese answer that if you’re going through something someone will say Jesus as if things changed after that as if you could stop struggling after that. That was me then, now putting this idea of heart work where you can’t change what was or is being done to you but you can change who you are and how it affects you, I get now how all you really have to do is say, Jesus. All it is is a perspective change, heart change and Jesus is the master heart surgeon. God isn’t scared about the monsters on the field, I actually don’t even think He is actually concerned about them at all in His moves because God has made the checkmate move for your situations a long time ago, He’s just reminding us of that. The Bible says to confess Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart, those are the two things that change your outcomes, that changes you being fixed on what was or is being done to you focusing on who you are. And who you are is someone in complete victory, on the beach with sunny skies and all that other jazz.