Finding Peace Within

And the peace of GOD which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Jesus Christ
— Phillippians 4:7

One of the things that we learn in life is that life isn't always fair. We live in a world where society, family, friends and the list goes on often feel the need to dictate the direction that we need to take. Often times when you tend to live outside of the box that those who dictate reside in you find yourself on the outside looking in and questioning if you are supposed to be where you are. With hat comes stress, anxiety, depression..etc.  Believe me, I've been there and I truly understand. 

This past summer I was going thru a really rough time in life.  I was going through this because I was holding my value next to things that I was told I should have by this age in life.  A marriage, a child/children, great paying job, house, car..picket fence..and the list goes on.  I was allowing others to define my happiness or lack of it.  I was allowing society to tell me that I would be single forever, that my black wasn't beautiful, that the things and causes  that I fight or and believe in was ludicrous and it was exhausting and tiring.  Let me tell you this, when the devil sees that you are having a moment of weakness or a moment of struggle we will take the opportunity to try and take that moment from a season to a lifetime-DO NOT LET THAT HAPPEN! I know what it's like to feel as if you've had enough, to feel so down that you just want to stay there and throws your hand in the air in defeat. But through all of that this past summer I also learned the true meaning of 2nd Corinthians 12:9 

My grace is sufficient for you, because power is made perfect in weakness
— 2nd Corinthians 12v9

I learned how GOD can use the pain and confusion that you're are going through and turn in around into power, strength and a testimony.  I learned that grace is given to us regardless of who we are and what we do because of GOD's love for us, and I learned that through it all GOD will give you a peace that even you don't understand. 

So do me a favor, if you're a reading this and you are finding yourself where I was this past summer PUSH INTO HIS PEACE, going through a rough breakup- PUSH INTO PEACE, not feeling satisfied at work-PUSH INTO PEACE, looking for work-PUSH INTO PEACE, fighting depression/anxiety-PUSH INTO PEACE, grieving- PUSH INTO PEACE, financial hardships-PUSH INTO PEACE, questions life-PUSH INTO PEACE.

Just remember, even in your weakness, you're STRONG!