• Rachael Johnson

Don't Strive but Thrive

Updated: Apr 2

When you are lonely, don't look externally for comfort because that will lead you to things that are potentially not of God. When you are trying to fill a void, lean on God, and he will fulfill. Call out to God. He will comfort you and give you the strength you need to have patience for things to fall into place the way that they should. Don't strive to survive.

Thrive to revive in Jesus. Matthew 6:26 says, "Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?" It is in our human nature, but we need to get in touch with God and let our Spirit man lead, and put those human impulses to rest. God wants us to prosper and live a fulfilled life. Sometimes that takes patience.

If we are striving and trying to make things happen, it sometimes stops the anointing of our life. Sometimes we have to have a moment of surrender and completely say, "Okay, God, I have done it my way. Now You do it." It will be so much better than you can think or imagine. He has plans for you. "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding, but in all your ways follow Him, and He will direct your path," Proverbs 3:5-6.

We all have purpose, and it is up to us if we choose to fulfill it. God did not take away our free will, but in order to have that anointing on our life and to know when to move to fulfill our purpose, we need to lean on God and not our own understanding. Just remember, when you are trying or striving to force things to happen, let go and let God, and He will show up and show off, and it will be easier than you can even imagine.

Pastor Lorie Nichols

House of Refuge Church

123 E. Carleton St.

P.O Box 651

Hillsdale, Mi 49242

(517) 437-1138

houseofrefuge@dmcibb.net