Under Construction

It’s three months into the new year, March 2017. How are things progressing? Do you feel like the new year came in, but things are operating on the same cycle as it was for you in 2016? Do you feel like you’re in a hole? Is the hole getting bigger and bigger? Well, dear hearts, let’s talk.

The other day I ran into someone I hadn’t seen in at least six months. When I asked how things were, the individual took a deep sigh and said, “not good, but I’m hanging in there.” The person went on to explain how every time they seem to be getting a hold on things, something happens and it’s like they’re either back to square one or worse. The thing is, whatever the “something” is, they couldn’t seem to figure out. I first encouraged my friend by letting them know, things are going to be alright, things are going to get better. In any situation, the first thing to do is to keep our heads about us … stay encouraged, keep a focused perspective. In any crisis, he who keeps his cool is usually the victor. Then, ask yourself, have I been here before and, if so, what was the result from the last time. Situations repeatedly appear in our lives simply because we’re not paying attention or learning the lesson the situation is offering us. To pass to the next level, we must pass the test. I then asked my friend if they knew the Universe operates in seasons and timing. The person thought about it, and while they couldn’t answer with a 100% knowing, “believed” that it did. I began to share how the Universe speaks in ways that we’re not paying attention to and, if we worked with Life, we could ease into the situations in our lives with confidence that Life is not here to fail us but grow us. After talking through how to recognize the stage you’re in and how to look forward in confidence and trust, my friend’s countenance lightened, a smile appeared and then said, “man, I sure do feel better; thank you for that.”

Dear hearts, if your load is still heavy from 2016, you may need to take into consideration there’s something you’re still holding onto that the Creator wants you to let go. We’re in the first quarter of 2017, you still have time to figure out what it is; however, some things are better done sooner rather than later, especially if you can recall going around the same mountain more than once. This is a “one” year … a year of creating. If you’re still holding on to old baggage, then you’re not in position for anything new. Life works in cycles and seasons, beginnings and endings and knowing where you are, what season you’re in makes all the difference in learning versus learning the hard way. We are co-creators with Source …. until we let go of what’s not working, we delaying receiving the new.

Lastly, if the hole you’re in seems like it’s impossible to climb out, in this you can take confidence. Driving around running errands yesterday, I pointed out a construction site to my daughter. I asked her if she had any thoughts about what it was or could possibly be; all she could seem to focus on was how much of a mess it was causing in terms of traffic, etc. I told her here’s the simplicity of it, for the hole to be that vast, that means that what is going to fill it must go so deep because the plans for it are to be built higher … you don’t dig holes that deep for a three-story building. My friends, if the lesson you’re learning has caused you to fall so deep, as low as you’ve gone, get ready to be built higher when you come out of the lesson. Source may allow you to be cast down, but you won’t be destroyed. Source has a hedge around you until the work is finished … you’re a spark of the Divine, you’re Life, Under Construction.©

Created to reflect His image . . .

Genesis 1:26-27:  And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness; and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over the earth, and over every creeping thing, that creepeth upon the earth.  So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. 
We are not our own!

Terrell Owen says, “I’m in hell!”

After trusting the wrong people too many times, at what point does one get the lesson: “you haven’t learned to trust yourself?”  Many people have said you attract who you are.  While it is a true statement, maybe it should be clarified for a fuller understanding — you attract where you are.  We all emit pheromones — chemicals released by an organism into its environment enabling it to communicate with other members of its own species.  These pheromones can be sexual in nature, drawing us to one another or, they may be those that alarm us letting us know when we’re in a fight or flight situation.
When you’re whole, healed and can take responsibility for your own actions, you’re better positioned to clearly see when you’re attracting people of a similar state, thus attracting who you are.  When you’re broken, wounded and still victimized by things in your past you will draw to you not a person of like standing, but rather a person willing to take advantage of yours — one who detects your brokenness, smells your wounds and sees your vulnerability, thus you’re attracting people to where you are.  A structure whose walls are fortified is hard to penetrate.  If I fortify my house with an alarm, cameras and/or a watch dog, then what was intended for my domain will more than likely move on to some place less secure.  The enemy walks about seeking whom he may devour with the intent to steal, kill and destroy.  When you’re established, built up and rooted in Christ your walls have been fortified.  You may be a target, but the weapons formed will not prosper!  We have to become as wise as our enemy, but not harm as he does.
Some people wonder why they keep running into the same situations or the same type of people who end up doing what others have done to them.  If your focus remains on what others have done or are doing, things won’t change.  Focus on yourself.  Look within, find the source of the pain.  If you’re looking for others to fix you, validate you, or make you feel complete, I have news — you’ll forever be broken!  Give God every offense and offender.  The wound has to be cleaned.  Allow God to heal you.  Focus on Christ and what He can do within you and not only will You change, your situations will change.  Colossians 2:7  “Let your roots grow down into Him, let your lives be built on Him.  Then your faith will grow strong in the truth and you will overflow with thankfulness.”  
© 2012 Belinda Powell