Destiny

Psalm 20:4 (NLT) May he grant your heart’s desires and make all your plans succeed.

What are my plans?? Good question! I was at our church’s Art Life monthly session a couple of weeks ago and we were challenged to answer a few questions… the theme for the day was “March” as in marching with God…

Destiny – what is my destiny with Christ? Another question – but on a much deeper level… it’s been sitting in my mind ever since and I still haven’t come up with an answer…

What are my heart’s desires?? What is really in there – deep down? Hiding because I never thought it was possible – because I didn’t “deserve” it – or could “earn it” or “accomplish” it… all those “lovely” thought battles that mental health ricochets around in my mind…

I’ve said to others – what is the ONE thing – something you would LOVE to do, without regards to income – what would it be?

It isn’t healing – although you might need healing before you can do it – but it’s an action – a physical, tactile – something you perform… do with purpose…

As a kid just out of grade 12 I would have said become a nurse or a music therapist… if I would have had more faith in myself – maybe a doctor…

Fifteen years ago – I did make a choice and changed my occupation to something I really loved doing…

But was it my destiny?

I’m not sure… and I’m leaning towards no – I wasn’t walking really close to God – and I was trying to find my self-worth away from God…

From where I am stationed in life today – with the skills I have – with my “placement” in society – I would like to say – Christian Mental Health Advocate… (big surprise as I have a blog doing such)…

I would like my destiny to “say” – helping people to understand God’s love and how much God LOVES them – just as they are… regardless of any issues in their lives… that they are safe to admit and deal with their hidden secrets of depression, anxiety – that they can take off their masks and just be real… JUST BE REAL!! No judgment… Just love…

So I guess I answered my own question – what is my destiny – to show God’s love to people who are dealing/struggling with mental health issues…

That there is NO condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus…

Romans 8:1-2 (NIV) So now there is no condemnation for those who belong to Christ Jesus. 2 And because you belong to him, the power of the life-giving Spirit has freed you from the power of sin that leads to death.

We are made free!!! of the power of Satan…

For me being free it’s been a combination of, yes, medications and a lot of GOD being infused into my life…

So many of the lies of Satan had overtaken my life… but re-establishing my relationship with God has been the game winner for me… I was taught the way back through Celebrate Recovery…

CR has been a way – a path – that I can and still do follow and I know is established and works… no questions like – is this the correct way to go?? It’s a safe and proven way… It also has provided me with a network of support that is so needed when dealing with mental health…

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