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Independence to Reliability

I was most definitely an Independent Woman.

Or at least I thought I was. LOL. When I first met my husband, I was one of those women with a J.O.B. You couldn't tell me anything. I was taking care of myself. I had my own car, my own money, and my own stuff. I also had a daughter and was living at home with my mom. Yet, I was handling my business. I was a fresh 22-year old, living life to the fullest. I was not looking for anyone to come take care of me. I was not looking for anyone to sweep me off my feet. I was not looking for someone to make a life with. I was just living my life on my terms and enjoying every bit of it.

This reminds me of the movie 'I Can Do Bad All By Myself'. Before the main character's grandmother passed away, she was living her life to the fullest and on her own terms. She did not have any attachments. Before she knew it, everything changed. It was a difficult transition and a challenge, but she began caring for three children and invited a male figure into her home. That shift caused her to open up in a way she least expected.

There was a shift from Independence to Reliability. The things that she was rebelling against and was resistant to embracing are the very things she needed to bring her life into a new dimension. To bring her into the fullness that God intended just for her. God works in the unexpected situations of our lives. This is what we see in Romans 8:28. This very familiar passage of scripture says, "And we know that all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose." It does not matter that your situation looks like today. It does no matter what you can or can not see. God has already worked out that thing on your behalf. Yes, just for you. He has called you. He has set you. Now He's working for you. And He's working it for your good. Trust Him. Lean on Him. Depend on Him.

What are you trusting God for in this season?


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