We're all waiting for something or someone. A job, spouse, news, change, whatever it is. Regardless of where your journey started, we all meet in the waiting area. And somewhere along the line when our eyes are open we learn that this waiting room is where life happens. And all that life is because ultimately we're waiting for God.
If you have been a Christian for even a day, I’m sure you’ve heard about the importance of guarding your purity. For the longest time, I thought to guard my purity meant, sexual abstinence and being sexually pure. I have been a Christian for 8 years and I recently learnt that there is another, more subtle but just as spiritually wounding form of impurity and that is, emotional impurity..
Trusting God during adversity almost feels and seems impossible when you don't know and understand what it means, mainly because when you’re in pain nothing seems bigger than the adversity at hand. During this time I learnt that trusting God is a process. It doesn't happen over talking about it, over prayer or reading on a topic about it. These, although needed, are just contributing factors in helping one know about trusting God.
I don’t believe we have a problem loving ourselves, or the very least putting ourselves first, after all, that's what God has saved us from, ourselves.
It’s the thing that screams, “nothing will ever be enough, I will never truly be satisfied, I will never get what I want!!” and leads us to be hopeless, expecting very little good and fearfully striving instead of seeking God.