Giving "Lack" Back
How many of you are experiencing “lack” in your life right now? Lack is the absence of something you need or that you desire. I am moreso referring to not having something you desire. Sometimes it can be difficult to truly focus on all of the blessings that have been bestowed upon you, if all you seem to do is think about the one thing you don’t have or focus on that one event that has not occurred. That is a dangerous state to live in. We need to be more thankful and grateful.
The key to not becoming overwhelmed by whatever you are lacking is to realize that God has the power to provide for you, comfort you, and nourish you. I had an interaction with a friend the other day who was viewing her “single” season as an area of lack. Let me be clear, there is absolutely nothing wrong with being single. My life actually took a turn for the better, when I made this realization. It can serve as one of the most productive, powerful seasons of your life if you allow it to be. Do not be downtrodden because of it. Instead utilize this time period to refine your relationship with Christ and to grow into the person God has destined you to be. You can’t start the next chapter of your life, if you keep re-reading the last one. Be patient. I truly believe that just as God is preparing you for your future, he is also preparing whomever you are meant to be with. When the time is right, it will come into fruition. Each time you choose God’s will over your own, you’re planting a seed that will eventually harvest in your life.
In the meantime, you have to avoid entertaining people just because. Focus on Christ NOT your area of “lack.” God is in your past, present, and future. He carried you in your past, he’s sustaining you in the present, and he will keep you in the future. I actually found a prayer I wrote a few months ago, when I myself was focusing on my area of “lack.” It reads “Lord help me to live in accordance with your spirit and to set my mind on what the spirit desires. Lord, I ask you to take my desires and dissipate them. Replace them with your own. Allow my will to be lost in thine. Lord, please take my heart and hold it in your hands, not allowing anyone who does not deserve it to make it past your grasp.”