This week I found myself back in the trenches with my emotions, wrestling with my dreams and my current reality. My process and progress were battling out for the victory belt and there still isn't any winners. I prayed about it, but I didn't cry this time. Maybe that means I'm stronger, maybe it means that my eyes are tired of crying. Whichever one it is, I am at a place of acceptance, still rejecting complacency because I know that I am not at my resting place yet. I must keep preparing for when my appointed time shows up, I will be ready to move swiftly into my promised land. Many promises have been made to me, but there is one that I am truly holding on to, "For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." What God has for me is for me and when my flesh gets restless I have to remind myself of this truth. And as if that wasn't enough God woke me up with the following word for my heart.
"My daughter it is time to reframe your life. You must acknowledge that there is a difference between vessels and fixtures. Some people will enter your life, they will bring you exactly what is needed for that moment and then they will leave. Those are my vessels and even though it might hurt when they leave, you should not try to hold on to them. Next, you will have some people who enter into your life and seem to transition from one level to another with you. Those are your life fixtures, I placed them into your life to support and strengthen you throughout your journey. Vessels and Fixtures are both tools that I use to bless and keep you. One more thing my child, I want you to know that you are not exempt from life's trials and tribulations, they will come to test you, but you will not be destroyed by them. I have an expected end for you and it is victorious." - Abba