Have you ever felt stuck mentally, physically or even spiritually?
In other words, have you ever felt paralyzed? Feeling, like you can't go on with your life? Even better, Have you ever questioned God, wondering why you are going through a particular situation, why he hasn't answered your prayers yet or also asked him what plans he has in stored for you?
Personally speaking, not that long ago I went through a season in my life where I felt like everything was going downhill, where my emotions began to overcome the best of me, where I felt alone, where I questioned God of my very own existence. It was a time where I had just given up on myself, and I began pretending like everything was okay when it wasn't. On the inside, I can say that I was a wreck and the worst part of it all, was that I became complacent with it.
I couldn't understand why I was going through certain situations that in my mind had no end to them. It was a time where God was longing for my heart, but I decided to run from him. It was a time that I decided to take matters into my own hands rather than seeking God for guidance and allowing him to handle it for me. It was a time where I couldn't see the light at the end of the tunnel.
And let's be honest, in the course of our lives how many times have we ever felt like this?
Let me lead you into a little secret:
- God is an ever-present God, who knows of your struggles and situations you may be going through.
- He longs for your heart and soul regardless of your past, present or future. - He will relentlessly chase after you no matter how far you run.
- Lastly, God is a God who has a plan and purpose for your life.
One night, I saw myself in the mirror and thought what am I doing with myself? Enough is enough. I decided to read scripture, and God lead me to Ezekiel 37:1-14. In this passage, it talks about the vision where God sets Ezekiel down in a valley full of dry bones. God asks Ezekiel if these bones can live, and he replies by saying only God himself knows. But God with his bright mind turns the scenario by telling Ezekiel to prophesy, telling the bones that they'll live, that the breath of God will enter them, causing them to join together bone to bone and covering them with flesh once again. Ezekiel prophesied for the breath of life to enter these bones, and it was so they came to life.
You see as believers,
- We have the power to breathe new life into our very own dry bones.
- We can change our circumstances.
- We can leave any place of isolation.
- We have the power to overcome our emotions and fears.
- We have the ability to move forward.
It took me a while to understand what this meant, but once I let my convictions go, I became a new person. My afflictions no longer bounded me, my cares and worries were taken care of, and my life became anew because God breathed living breath into my dry bones.
So, what are you going to do?
I encourage you to leave your comfort zone and seek him. Remember He is longing to have intimacy with you. He wants to know the desires of your heart, even amid your hardships. Seek your identity in him and him alone; you are a son and daughter of God and no weapon from the enemy shall ever seize to harm you. Let us not forget that you were created for a purpose, to be a difference maker.
This is my prayer for you:
I truly believe that God is calling every single one of you.
He wants to breathe new life into your dry bones.
Regardless of your past or the season that you may be in right now, He is longing for your heart.
Let's not be complacent with ourselves and allow Him to work within you.
May He mend you, shape you into the difference maker you're called to be. Let's not stay in one place but instead let's take action and allow your calling to unravel itself so you may see the wonders that God has in store for you.