Stop Forcing Your Pieces…

E0AF8998-8161-48FD-A13E-F630384A178E.jpegStop trying to force your pieces back together the same as they were. Maybe you aren’t meant to be the same again. Maybe your tears we’re suppose to help you learn to laugh harder, appreciating the good in life. Maybe they were meant to help you see more clear, now being able to see and appreciate what matters most. Maybe the pieces of your heart were meant to be put back together in such a way, that you now have a greater capacity to love. Maybe the pieces of your life are meant to show you that it wasn’t working the way you were living it. Allowing you a chance to start again, creating the life you were meant to. Maybe what was sent to break you will be what finally makes you. But none of that can happen if you’re too busy trying to force your new pieces into the old molding of you. Who you were is gone. Now it’s time to transform into who you were always meant to be.
But how do we do this? How do we let go of who we have always been? Even when something doesn’t work, the draw of the familiar is strong. It doesn’t take much for us to be drawn back in. I face this daily, the urge to just go back to how I use to be. I wouldn’t feel so lonely, allowing just anyone to be in my life on a very personal level. It’s easier just to give in. But that’s not who I want to be anymore. I don’t want to go back to who I use to be, doing things the way I use to do them.
These past two years of battling illness and very personal loss has changed me. The tears cried, the screams yelled, the why me’s cried out to God, the very hard lessons learned, all have changed me. And they were meant to. But that doesn’t mean I’m not still left with memories of myself. Memories of others that use to be in my life. Use to make up part of my story. And that has to be dealt with properly and in a healthy manner in order for me to move on and become who I’m meant to. For everyone and every experience is meant to shape us. Shape us, not hold us back. Same goes for you. So again, how can we do this?
First I go to God. I go to the one Who knew who I was long before the world ever got a chance to tell me who it thought I should be. Or who it has made me out to be. Psalm 139:13-14 “For you created my inmost being;  you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.” God knows who I was, who I am, and who I am meant to be. He knows the same for you too. So when we are looking at our pieces, trying to figure out how they all fit together, why would I go to anyone else? Why would you? Yes we have to fight against our human flesh for peoples validation, but Gods validation is all we really need. I myself am learning on how to let that be enough.
Second we have to get to know God better. We have to know Who He is first, in order to truly know who we are. After all, we were originally created in His image. Genesis 1:27 “So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.” He has the owners manual. He knows how to reboot and restore us to our original form. He knows what we need, who we need, and when. He is the only one Who knows that. No matter what the world or even ourselves try to tell us. Therefore the better we know Him, the easier it becomes to live life as our true selves.
And lastly we have to pray. And I mean pray hard. Even those closest to God could not do life without praying. Luke 6:12 “One of those days Jesus went out to a mountainside to pray, and spent the night praying to God.” And look up Matthew 14:23, Mark 6:46, Mark 1:35 and Luke 5:16. All of these verses and more speak on Jesus going off to pray. If Jesus couldn’t do like successfully without prayer, what makes us think we can? We must pray often, we must pray genuinely, and we must pray with an open mind and heart. Open to God at all times. I myself pray little prayers throughout the day, and have open conversations morning and night. God is always ready to listen. 1 John 5:14 “This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us”
So let’s stop trying to be who we were. Trusting that God knows best who we are meant to be. Where we are meant to go, and who with. Let’s trust in His perfect timing. Keeping the faith that His plans for us are way better than anything we could ever do on our own. I’ll be praying for you. ❤️

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