Bruh!

Ladies, ladies, ladies!!!
Whew! Where do I start? If you are a faithful follower of Faith&Flyness (and I know you are๐Ÿ˜) you have noticed I took a sabbatical. It may have been forced due to my crazy, jam-packed lifestyle; nonetheless, I’ve missed you!!
Just because I have been gone doesn’t mean the Lord has not been on the move. Oh, no, to the contrary! While I’ve been silent he has been speaking loud and clear and I want to share with you what he has given me. So, here we go!

We have all heard in order to have good, dependable friends you must show yourself to be friendly. I can’t even lie, girl. I was all in my feelings for a little bit when communication between a friend and me kinda became strained. Y’all, I was really like “I know I didn’t do/say anything wrong so what’s her problem?” Now, you know we all lead busy and sometimes hectic lives so why was I tripping?
The Lord showed me that I was insecure about this friendship because there is another friend that I sometimes ignore when she calls. My rationale is that I’m not a talker, I’m a texter. But guess what? I learned first hand how I probably make that other friend feel.

So, the next time your homegirl becomes distant, don’t fret and think the worst. For starters, examine yourself to ensure that you have the right motives and actions. Then, pray for that other person! We all can use prayer and what better way to show yourself friendly than by asking God to help, cover, and encourage your friend – whether you’re speaking or not?!
๐Ÿ“–A friend loves at all times, And a brother is born for adversity.
PROVERBS 17:17 AMP

One other thing I want to share with you is something God drove into my psyche over the course of a few weeks.
YOU .WERE. MADE. FOR. THIS!!!
You already know how it feels when your mama, daddy, husband, etc. keep telling you something that you know is true but don’t necessarily wanna hear…
I was like bruh๐Ÿ˜ฉ but God wouldn’t stop sending this message. There was a change in our family dynamic and there was literally NOTHING I could do to change it. That was a harsh reality for me to face.

I was a wreck with anger towards my hubby and confusion because I was powerless (or so it seemed). They showed themselves as tears because I am sooooo passionate about things/people I love. I really thought a wedge would be driven between my husband and me and I didn’t know how to “be there” the right way for my kids because I didn’t have a good explanation for them. My only thought – constantly- was “I can’t!
Girl, please don’t be like me and count yourself and your capabilities out. God says that he will complete the work he started in you. Although the assignment may feel impossible, you’ve got this! He knew what you would encounter way back when you when you were formed in your mother’s womb. He began to equip you then FOR NOW! I can see now that God has been making me all my life for things that I cannot readily see. After I finally stopped saying what I could not do and began to confess that I can do EVERY THING I need to do with Christ’s power a load was lifted and I can see the sun peeping through the clouds. ย It’s the same for you, sis.

Take a deep breath. Ask for God’s peace and guidance and just do it!

๐Ÿ“–Now may the God of peace [the source of serenity and spiritual well-being] who brought up from the dead our Lord Jesus, the great Shepherd of the sheep, through the blood that sealed and ratified the eternal covenant, equip you with every good thing to carry out His will and strengthen you [making you complete and perfect as you ought to be], accomplishing in us that which is pleasing in His sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be the glory forever and ever. Amen.
HEBREWS 13:20โ€ญ-โ€ฌ21 AMP

๐Ÿ“–I am convinced and confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will [continue to] perfect and complete it until the day of Christ Jesus [the time of His return].
PHILIPPIANS 1:6 AMP

๐Ÿ’œJillian

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I am a soon-to-be 29 year old lover of JESUS from Arkansas. I am humbled to serve as a wife, mother, full-time student, and educator.

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