PUSH

Growing from one place to another isn’t always comfortable. In the natural scope of things when growth takes place you must get acclimated to the new. As a woman, I remember 2 inch heels, 4 inch heels and 6 inch heels. With each stage, I had to learn how to walk again. Even as I sit here and write this post, I’m in a growing stage. I don’t feel at my best always, but I know it’s all for a greater purpose. I am planning a wedding with what appears to be not enough. I see BILLS and MORE BILLS, but I also know God has made me a PROMISE!

Growth doesn’t occur without process. Once again, I will repeat. WHERE THERE IS GROWTH, THERE IS PROCESS. With my wedding, I am dealing with the process of resisting anxiety. I have learned, I must be steadfast and headstrong in Philippians 4:6 {Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.}

I know that this too shall pass and I will be even stronger when I come out of it. Actually, I’ll be married! And although the process doesn’t always feel great I have to PUSH! I push everyday. There is power in pushing and remembering you are NEVER alone. 

I beg you,you who wants a husband, you who are searching for your purpose, you who is seeking that dream job, BE ANXIOUS FOR NO-THING! Once you get Philippians 4:6 in your heart, you then can begin meditating on Philippians 4:8-9 for the power you need to push (Growth Scripture). {Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things. The things you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you.}

I remember the days of strength and happiness. I smile about those days I felt on top of the world. Then I remember the low days and the even lower nights. Guess what, I smile about those too. Yes, I smile about the nights I cried my self to sleep, the nights I cried out to God for help, for love, for comfort in my loneliness. Like David in Psalms 119, I would cry out, {Remember the word to Your servant, In which You have made me hope!}

I smile about the lonely nights because they serve as a reminder that way before this wedding giant GOD SEPARATED ME to STRENGTHEN ME… This is not my first test nor will it be my last testimony!

I have always liked being around people and consider myself to be a people person. I like being social and once upon a time being alone scared me! I didn’t like it at all!!! Being alone made me feel unwanted. I can remember nights in college, in the dark, lying awake on the bed wondering “why do I feel like this?” So lonely… 

On these nights, I needed God to answer me, show me, guide me from the depressed place I found myself. Sometimes the answer was instant and other times I got no response. When I got no response, I had to trust God through the silence. I had to trust out of the selfish, insecure hole I had made my home that night. I had to PUSH through the dark place I was in, by putting trust in Him. As I write this, I do not pretend that this was always easy, but it was always necessary. Necessary to GROW me, STRETCH me and LEAD/DRAW me closer to CHRIST.

Every time I felt alone, I wasn’t. Every time you feel alone, you aren’t. God was always with me. God is always with you. He saw my every tear. He sees your every tear. He saw my every groan and He knew my heart. This is true for you as well. Romans 8 says it best {..the Spirit also helps our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we should, but the Spirit Himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words..} God already knows our deepest thoughts. And he understands what the Spirit is saying, He is our comforter, our father, our caretaker. I had to understand He truly cared for me. Understand that he truly cares for you. KEEP PUSHING! 

If you are in a tough season right now, PLEASE remember it’s only TEMPORARY and you are NOT alone!  God is with you!  Tough seasons are part of a growth process.  In the end you will come out of this stronger and wiser.  Hold on to every promise God has given you! THERE IS POWER IN THE PUSH! 

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6 thoughts on “PUSH

  1. Your honest is beautiful! Confirming you were set apart for a purpose. To God be the glory. The lives U r touching and encouraging……My God is so FLY!!!

  2. Thank you Shanay…Every time I felt alone, I wasn’t. Every time you feel alone, you aren’t. God was always with me. God is always with you. He saw my every tear. He sees your every tear. He saw my every groan and He knew my heart. This speaks so much to me…Thank you for that encouragement to continue to PUSH…

  3. This was just what I needed!! God miraculously sets you up.. to WIN!! Even in the most hopeless of situations.. with God I’m a winner without him I’m nothing.

    Thank you for saying yes to your purpose shanay!..

  4. This post is such great timing! Just a great reminder that God is always with me & there is undeniable power in the push!

    1. Thank you Shanay…Every time I felt alone, I wasn’t. Every time you feel alone, you aren’t. God was always with me. God is always with you. He saw my every tear. He sees your every tear. He saw my every groan and He knew my heart. This speaks so much to me…Thank you for that encouragement to continue to PUSH…

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