The attached picture quote can be confusing for some but profoundly accurate for others. What I know to be true is that if you have learned to accept the realities of life and if your trial became your triumph, this quote will cause you to nod your head in agreement. However, I can admit that I was once confused and would have been terribly offended by the mere thought of divorce being apart of the journey that would prepare me for what my heart was asking God for. My initial response would have been God doesn’t like divorce, this can’t happen but my faith and personal lifelovemarriagedivorce journey has taught me that some things really do happen for a reason; even divorce.
My prayer thoughts weren’t always in sync with the prayers that I was asking God for in my heart. Yes, I had heartfelt prayers for my marriage but what I found my heart praying for most was peace, happiness, & joy. I have the distinct privilege of speaking with people about their relationships and what I have found is that when people stop living in fear and become authentic in their truth, they begin to receive what their heart calls to God for most.
Sometimes we allow our mind to silence our heart; we focus on our own self imposed agendas, allow fear or the opinions of others to consume our true heart. This scripture was helpful to me, “But the LORD said to Samuel, “Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The LORD does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart.”( 1 Samuel 16:7) As you live a little longer & become a little wiser you learn to embrace your current season. I once wondered why things weren’t going as planned and then I stopped wondering because it’s not by my will, it’s by God’s and as soon as my mind moved itself out of the way, I knew God was answering the prayers of my heart-“Take delight in the LORD, and He will give you the desires of your heart.” (Psalm 37:4)
I can truly say that I am thankful for everything that I have gone through. I know without a shadow of a doubt that each season has and is preparing me for what my heart has asked God for. To those who may have difficulty embracing “that everything you are going through is preparing you for what you asked for”- trust me, in time you will understand. To those who nod in agreement there is more peace, happiness, & joy to come!
Until the Next Blog,
Blessings & Love!