Or as the saying goes, ‘Don’t be thirsty.’
“A person who is full refuses honey but even bitter food tastes sweet to the hungry.” – Proverbs 27:7
My weekends are usually impactful because of the conversations I have with people. It’s usually the only time I get to spend with mentors, spiritual parents, and family. Over the weekend I went to dinner with someone I love and respect and we were discussing each other’s life experiences. This person reminded me of the below scripture and I was so moved I had to create a blog post centered around it.
As a very private person, it’s almost impossible to share all of the challenges I face on a day-to-day basis. But I find it imperative to share those life lessons that help me the most; especially given that my audience is very much similar to me…. Anyway, I’ve noticed that a lot of us young women desire certain things, including a husband, a home, a great job, whatever….and our desires can sometimes consume so much of us that we find ourselves settling to get these things.
For instance, if I’m honest with myself, in the past, I’ve allowed people who are NOT for me to entertain me, because of my desire to get married. And I just worded the previous sentence in a way to make me feel better about what’s really the issue…but in other words: I be settling! Hahaha. Many of you find that hard to believe because of the façade I put up. I talk a good game but if you really knew my track record you’d be amazed. Actually, I’m amazed myself sometimes. How on earth did I even allow these homies to get my number, let alone take me on a date? So when my father told me what the scriptures say about people who are hungry, it hit me like a ton of bricks.
“Christina, you’ve been hungry.”
Must be a reason why you allow any John Doe to whisper sweet nothings in your ear. Don’t get me wrong, you have to step correct to get my attention. BUT the devil knows exactly what to do to get my attention, so he’s been hiding in sheep’s clothing. And I’ve been bamboozled. LOL. You can get bamboozled in so many ways when you’re hungry. You can accept a job offer that you shouldn’t, because…well, it’s a job offer and after all you’re jobless. You can sign a contract for a deal that you’re really not comfortable with; because you’re afraid you may not get another deal. I mean the list goes on. But I’m finding ways to keep full in order not to be swindled into accepting anything less than my portion:
- Know who YOU are.
But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light. (1 Peter 2: 9)
– Proclaiming the excellencies of him… Did you know that when you’re a child of God, you are ENTITLED to excellencies? Accepting anything short of excellent is cheating yourself.
- Study God’s Word
All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work. (2 Timothy 3: 16-17)
So shall My Word be that goes forth from My mouth; It shall not return to Me void, But it shall accomplish what I please, And it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it. (Isaiah 55:11)
– When we know the Word of God, we know exactly the promises He reserves for us. The bible tells us that His Word doesn’t return void. Everything God promises us, He will surely bring to pass. God isn’t a man that He should lie.
- Walk in the Spirit
So I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh.(Galatians 5:16)
– It’s easier to overcome temptation when you’re in the spirit. Focus on the spirit, so you don’t succumb to fleshly desires.
- Have faith.
And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him. (Hebrews 11:6)
“And whatever you ask in prayer, you will receive, if you have faith.” Matthew 21:22
– Faith is an umbrella in which all things fall under. God is really moved by the faith we put in Him. Whatever you’re trusting the Lord to do for you, HE will surely do, if only you have faith that He’ll do it. Be patient, bro/sis. God is a faithful God. He’s not like your parents, boyfriend, girlfriend, or boss. He doesn’t make promises He can’t keep. Increase your faith, and watch how He moves on your behalf.
Hope this post blessed you. Comment below 🙂
God Bless You!