Hello! Long time huh? I have unashamedly lived like a hermit crab the past few months. Between a major career change and settling into a new home I’ve found myself too tired and longing for rest. But, happy to jump back on here.
If you know me or have read my previous posts you know my immigration journey is nothing short of glamorous 😉 and as I found myself waiting for a broken system to be fixed I found myself wondering… what’s the purpose? Is this just someone above or below screwing with me? OR could this be a much bigger part of my purpose then I realize.
So, I’ve decided to pursue a calling of racial reconciliation. I’m not sure what that looks like but I think I’m on the right path. I’ll share more on that later!
The title of this post is “Head to Heart Journey.” Because that’s exactly where I am and I think some of you are too. There are things our head knows are true but our hearts don’t.
My head knows I’m loved beyond measure but my heart doesn’t.
My head knows I’m worthy but my heart doesn’t.
My head knows God is strategic and purposeful in all He does but… my heart doesn’t.
My head knows I can trust Gods timing and His intentions but my heart doesn’t.
That’s my current list. I don’t know what your head to heart journey consists of but I know the first step is surrender. Disclaimer: I’m not as wise as you might think. I didn’t even THINK of surrendering till my friend, Stephanie, told me I should do that yesterday. *Insert eye roll… duh Maria*
Surrender to some is easy; to others it’s hard. But, it’s a simple “help. I give this to you cause I can’t do it alone.” You might only need to say it once or you might need to whisper it throughout the day. But, it’s the first step to the journey and there’s no shame in giving over what you can’t carry.
Because I’ve been so “busy” I’ve gotten lazy about reading scripture. To some of us (maybe just me) scripture becomes secondary because we are emotional beings and we want an experience. But, if we long to be renewed and if we long to hear from our Master we must read his words. Find one or two scriptures that can be your anchors as you remain in the journey.
“This God—his way is perfect;
the word of the LORD proves true;
he is a shield for all those who take refuge in him.”
Today I challenge you to examine your heart. What’s disconnected between your head and heart? Acknowledge it. Surrender it.
Let’s do this together. Your journey might not be like mine of finding your worth but we can share in our stories.
We’ll surrender and ask the Prince of Peace to come help us. We’ll dive back into scripture and believe for it to wrap itself around our bones. We’ll ask our Helper to love us back to life. And in 6 weeks I believe we’ll be found in deeper communion with Christ and we’ll be able to say…
“Come and see what God has done:
he is awesome in his deeds toward the children of man.”