Shakeyla's Treasures

Waiting for your season to change?

               Recently I hung out with a good friend of mine. She had just
gotten back from a trip to Japan. She came back with a gift for me. The gift
was an envelope filled with some bracelets and a card that had a butterfly on
its cover. The card said, Faith is being sure of what we hope for and
certain of what we do not see.”-Hebrews 11:1
I was so blown away by it.
I hadn’t seen one of my best friends in a year, and yet she got me this
beautiful card with my favorite insect, and a message that I needed at that
very moment. There was no coincidence. God was using her.

                Life is
a journey, but lately I’ve been so focused on the destination.  Being content and resting in the Lord is
hard. I have been praying that my season changes sooner than later. At this
point in my life I am single, being faithful in working on my craft, and my days
seem to be a routine. God has promised me my very own promise land. I am just
so anxious to get there.  I started to
wonder why I have not reached the promise land just yet. I’m just not ready.
God knows it, and I know it too.  Am I
truly prepared to travel the world? Am I truly prepared to be a wife and a
mother right now? Am I truly prepared to be shared with the world? I’m not. If
I were I’d already be those things, and at those places. God is preparing me.

                How can you expect to pass a test
when you haven’t even prepped for it? I can’t expect to be and do all of those
things if I am not prepared for them. If God gave me all of those things at this
very moment they would fall apart, or either be a heavy load to carry. God has
given me so many tasks that I need to complete before I even get to those
different seasons in my life.  I’m
learning that there is no rush.

                God has it all written out. Every
word of God is pure; He is a shield to those who put their trust in Him. Do not
add to His words, lest He rebuke you, and you be found a liar.-Proverbs 30:5-6
Let
God work. Trust in Him and sit down. After all He is God, the Creator of time
and wisdom. Sooner or later God will give you the
desires of your heart. The Israelites were in the wilderness for forty years
before getting to their promise land. If you read the word you’ll notice that
it mostly talks about their journey getting there more than it talks about the
promise land itself. Life really isn’t about the destination. Life is about the
journey.

                I have to catch myself at times.
There are moments when I have my head so far in the clouds and I am just so
excited for the future, and all that God has promised me that I forget to live
in the now. I forget what I am supposed to be doing at that exact moment,
because I am too busy daydreaming about the future. Anything could happen at
this very moment. God could decide that my journey is over, and that He wants
to call me home to spend eternity with Him. I could look back on my life and
see how I took my days for granted because I was so focused on a future that
never happened. This life is so temporary.  For we are strangers before You, and sojourners,
as all our fathers were; our days on the earth are like a shadow, and there is
no hope or expectation of remaining.- 1 Chronicles 29:15
We’re only here for a short while, so
don’t waste it.

              Also remember that just because He
has promised you a promise land doesn’t mean that test and trials won’t be
there. There will always be some type of trouble on this earth. There may be a
day where your future spouse and children test you, and the world is just
tearing you down. No matter what happens just remember that we serve a faithful
God. “So
do not worry about tomorrow; for tomorrow will care for itself. Each day has
enough trouble of its own. - Matthew 6:34”

              My friends (myself included) enjoy
the journey. Enjoy this season, because there will never be another season like
it. Enjoy the preparation for your destiny. Enjoy the now.

I love you, and Jesus loves you so
much more!

XOXO,

Shakeyla <3

“Let Your Light Shine” 2017.

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