Verse Of the Week:
Out Of Control
Even as I search my mind for the “perfect” topic for this week’s devotional, I feel out of control. Honestly, I have become accustomed to this feeling. When God dropped the vision of Faith Fuzed Fitness in my spirit around ten years ago, it was only a dream of mine that lied mostly dormant until something in my gut said, it’s time. It was a drive — a passion. An unexplainable longing to give all that I can to those who feel ashamed, defeated, and deflated about their bodies. Coming from someone who was born with two congenital disabilities that have made me feel inadequate and incomplete all my life. In an attempt to hide my deformities, I became skilled at putting on a full-body mask, pretending I had it all under control. HA! After years of fighting eating disorders (all of them), God kept tugging on me and reminding me that He was there. Many times I would say, where were you when I was “formed in mother’s womb?!?” What’s up with that? I wanted to blame Him. Myself. Someone?!?
God is in control
I know I’m not the only one; just your story is written differently.
But what I continue to find is that if we let God be God, He has the master plan and is in control!
Day by day and week by week, God continues to set me free! Although I will never be completely free until I am with Him in heaven, He keeps reminding me that I am better off out of control. The song by Jasmine Murray is a great song to have on your heart during times when you feel as though your plan could be better than His!
God Thank you for always being in control! Lord in this moment we are filled with your love and we give you the control. we want to lift up those who have a hard time letting go and letting your plan work through. You know our hearts and you made us the way we are so that we can fully trust in you and we know that your unconditional love covers us even in the moments where we are still trying to control the outcome of our situations. Thank you for your faithfulness God. Amen!
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“for God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.”
“Let go and let God.”
These were the first few words out of the yoga instructor’s mouth this morning. Such simple words for such a seemingly impossible task.
”Complete Yoga” is a class offered by Faith Fuzed Fitness, and I’mI’m ashamed to say this is the first time I have taken this class. It started with the Complete Target, an assessment that indicates where you are in spirit, soul, and body. My affirmation for the morning was, “my thoughts are godly thoughts.” Ha! Through almost the entire class, my thoughts were far less than godly! I struggled, “Come on, God! Give me this amazing spiritual moment, help me to be new and refreshed!” That moment never came. The next thing I knew, I was in the car headed home, crying, and fighting with my husband.
In moments of failure, turn to God.
I felt like a failure, a failure as a wife and Christian. When I got home, I wanted to write; I read over the verse I chose for the class 2 Timothy 1:7 ”For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.” I initially chose this verse because of the three words, “power” and “sound mind.” But the one I skipped over was “fear” I’mI’m not scared, was I? I recalled walking into class, wanting to cry before the instructor even began to speak. I forced myself to “suck it up,” and my heart had hardened the remainder of the class. “Let go and let God.” was the last thing I wanted to do. Why? Why is it so hard to let God do His work in and through me? Because of FEAR, I develop a lump in my throat when I think about opening up my feelings to anyone. I cringe when I’mI’m called out in a public place. My heart drops when I’mI’m asked to speak on stage. But God puts us in these uncomfortable situations to step out in faith and to deepen our relationship with Him. In every single one of these situations that I feel are uncomfortable is an excellent opportunity to share His goodness and Love. Isaiah 35:4 says, ”Say to those who have an anxious heart, “Be strong; fear not! Behold, your God will come with a vengeance, with recompense of God. He will come and save you.”
“Let go and let God.” are words I will speak more often. I pray we stop being a people who live in fear and start living and clinging to God’sGod’s word. May the Lord help us know we are a spirit of power, Love, and self-discipline.
Let this song by Matt Hammitt be an inspiration to surrender to God.