I am 28 years old.
I don’t have a husband. I don’t have children. I am not in a relationship. I have no income. I don’t have a car. I don’t have money in savings. I don’t have a college degree. I don’t have a 5 year plan or a get-rich-quick-scheme up my sleeve. I don’t have a career that I am striving for.
Most people would say that I am unsuccessful and have nothing to show for myself. I once believed this to be true. Despite my lack of earthly security I have found that each day I am becoming more and more spiritually secure. By tapping into the abundance of the Lord I am reaping so many blessings.
If I am hungry I ask Him and He feeds me. If am thirsty I ask Him and He gives me drink. If I need rest He provides me with rest. If I am in need of finances I ask and He gives. I lack no good thing with the Lord. I have NOTHING, but at the same time I have EVERYTHING.
“The young lions suffer want and hunger; but those who seek the Lord lack no good thing.” – Psalm 34:10
It’s April and you know what that means, it’s Spring. Spring brings new blossoms, plants, and fruit. Its an uprooting of dead things, and allowing new things to come alive. In this season I am being made new. It is a repeat cycle, however, there are somethings that have been pruned away or that have died that have the inability to come alive again in my life. Praise the Lord.
“Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will made a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.” Isaiah 43:19
Since the old things that were once alive are gone I require a new ability to walk and function without them. I call this the season of blind wandering. I am starting afresh, but this time I’m not trying to control what I’m doing or where I am going. I sit back and allow the Lord to reveal it to me in His timing. How do I live like this you ask? Well “PALMS UP.”
“Palms Up” is a phrase that the Lord specially spoke to me. A few weeks ago I sat with Him and wrote what “Palms Up” meant to me. I’ll share it with you.
- Palms up is the acceptance and waiting of something that MAY be given to you. The things that we pray for are not guaranteed to us, but if we don’t learn patience we will never see the blessing of the journey that is waiting.
- Palms up means that the only expectation is that God will move and that His kingdom and I will be blessed through whatever happens. Hard to say that you will never have an expectations, but the only expectation that we should have on the Lord, besides His love for us, is that His Kingdom will be seen here on earth.
- Palms up is a faith walk and in order for it to refine you and your character it is going to hurt and be uncomfortable. Despite what we may believe the Lord never promise that things would be easy. More than likely they will be challenging and they will hurt. Its easier to accept these things, and focus on the lesson at hand.
- An act of surrender where you acknowledge and agree that your life isn’t your own anymore, but it’s Gods.
This is my life and these are the things that I am learning and going through. I don’t have advice on what you should do with the information that I have shared with you. I will, however, challenge you to find out how you measure success in your own life. What makes you successful that is not in the norm of society definition of success? What is your definition of Palms Up? How can you make this a regular practice within your life?
I pray that you learned or have something that you received from my jumble thoughts today.