We’re taught that God is a God of blessings and He longs to bless His people. It’s easy to see God working in your life when the blessings are flowing and all is well. But what happens when you can’t seem to see any of His blessings for miles? What about when all you see is trouble, trials and calamity all around you? Does it mean that God is not at work in your life?
“You can’t see where you’re going if you keep looking in the rearview mirror.”
Whether you are struggling with guilt over something you’ve done or the hurt others have caused you, letting go of the past can be so hard to do.
Hi, I’m Kris Reece and I’m a recovering control freak.
I lived many decades of my life trying desperately to control other people and situations. In classic control freak fashion, I would justify all of my actions by saying things like, “I’m just trying to protect you,” and “I’m not angry, I’m passionate.” I was the type who couldn’t take criticism and blamed others for my misfortune.
And I’ll admit that while I am very happy I am no longer that person, I still get tempted to control sometimes. So I was relieved to discover that there is one area where I was still allowed let my control freak flag fly.
Growing up, I desperately wanted to be accepted, so I would become whatever anyone needed me to be. All I ever wanted in life was to fit in and I thought that if I looked better, acted a certain way, or gave in to things I didn’t believe in, I would finally be included.
But I always struggled with a nagging sense that I had greater purpose in life. I knew there was something in me; the problem was I relied on others to discover it.
I was always a strong-headed young lady. From the time I was a little girl I learned how to get other kids to see things my way. But when that strength became a controlling weakness in my life, I knew it needed to change.
Are you longing to fulfill God’s purpose for your life?
As difficult as this may be to hear, you were not put on this earth to be happy. That’s the bad news.
The good news is, you were put on this earth to do amazing things that only you are equipped to do. In other words, you were placed here to fulfill God’s purpose for your life.
One of the things that I see often in my life coaching practice is people who are searching for happiness, but happiness still eludes them. They long for fulfillment and joy, but they are looking in all the wrong places.
That’s because happiness is a byproduct of living a life of purpose. Purpose gives your life meaning and when you know your life has meaning, happiness radiates from within.