As I sit and write this, every keystroke is like taking a step deeper into the ocean. The initial toe dip is cool and exciting but with every step the water gets higher and higher. If you can swim you're not worried. Walking in purpose is very similar to getting in the ocean, you start to walk out but eventually you have to swim, you have to change how you sustain and refrain from going under. At some point your feet can no longer comfortably touch the bottom. Lately, I've been in that exact place, where my feet don't touch the bottom and relying on what works on dry land aka my comfort zone just won't work in the deep. There's a definite stretching taking place and though shrinking is the easier alternative I can't do that. Like, many of you that are reading this I feel the brunt of the waves of life smacking me in the face as I try to paddle and stay afloat. I realize that though, I can only keep myself afloat for a limited time, there's someone who has been and will continue to be my very present help. I've noticed that when I allow life to overtake me, and boss me around I lose my footing and begin to drown. It's imperative that we stay anchored in Christ. How? Here are 3 keys to staying anchored in Christ.
1. Be intentional- make wise decisions, be mindful of what you watch, listen to, who you interact with, etc
2. Flow- Being caught up on a time schedule can be a bit defeating at times. Understand the season you are in. Different seasons require different things. Don't trap yourself in a box, flow with Holy Spirit and give Him room to lead
3. Pray! Pray! Pray!- constant and consistent communication with the Father is necessary. Understand that you are not in this alone and you never are alone. Pray without ceasing and listen for instructions.
I'm in a real interesting place in my life and at 27 this is not what I had in mind. But I'm grateful that God sees fit to use me, walk with me, and lead me to be an example of His love and truth. My prayer is that you keep moving forward as you walk in your purpose!
Go be GREAT!