Be A Butterfly…

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Today I spent the entire day working on my book.  I was inspired by today’s service  at church to continue on with the book I had started months ago.  I started to get a bit uneasy and worried whether people would find it interesting.  I was so focused on reaching out to people and helping others that I had lost sight on what was more important.  My main focus was on pleasing people…not God.  I didn’t realize that the train of thought I had was wrong in some way.  Don’t get me wrong, it’s a GREAT thing to want to reach others and help those in need.  But I was doing a big disservice to God.  I wasn’t putting him first.  I wasn’t focused on making God happy but more focused on whether i’d make others happy.  I wasn’t trusting in God enough.  We can spend more energy worried about making everyone else happy that it gets to a point that we get overwhelmed.  I mean, seriously, why am I stressing myself out on what other people think?  I can’t please everyone and I shouldn’t even attempt to do so.  Pleasing God is what should always be our number one focus in life.  I have watched my life evolve in a way that I could never have fathomed.  I never once expected I’d be writing a spiritual based book about me.  But I am.  I have seen so many changes in my life and through today, I still see changes happening.  People will judge me on who they knew me to be all these years but not once see the person I am becoming.  This is why I say, you can’t spend your life trying to please others.  I will continue changing as each day passes and I will never be a completed work of art.  I will be an ongoing project of God.  He is molding me and shaping me each day.  I’m still in my cocoon phase.  I still make mistakes and wrong choices.  It’s human of me.  I will catch myself saying something I shouldn’t.  But God continues to show me mercy.  God doesn’t expect you to be perfect.  Trust me.  God wants you just the way you are but he does want you to trust in Him.  He wants you to have total faith in Him and what he can do for you.  God wants you to Hope for good things in your life.  Not hope that is more like a maybe, or a possibility.  No!  God wants you to have the kind of Hope that is strong in Faith.  Believe in what God can do for you and stop worrying about what everyone else thinks and says.  Just focus on pleasing God and only Him.  Before you know it, you will evolve from your cocoon and fly away a beautiful butterfly.

XOXO…Ileen

Psst…God Loves You

“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.”  2 Corinthians 5:17

 

 

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