If you want to unlock your life, I believe it begins by spending time in your Secret Place. For me, that means starting each morning reading my Bible, and having a quiet time of prayer and meditation with God. Reading, praying, journaling, crying, pleading, praising, and just marveling at His absolute awesomeness and faithfulness and grace…THAT’S the secret to unlocking your life!
Do not worry about your life…Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life?….But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. – Matthew 6: 25-34
For me, getting centered in Christ is the only way I can navigate beyond my bed each day. When I don’t make the effort (and yes, there are occasional days it’s hard to concentrate, or I’m too lazy and self-centered *shamed face*), I immediately notice the repercussions in the form of disorder, frustration, anger, etc. It doesn’t take long before I hightail it to my Jesus and beg Him to straighten my day out before I make any more if a mess if it! 😉 And He is always faithful to fill me with His Holy Spirit, and set my course straight so I can move forward through the rest of my day with renewed focus and peace. (Thank You, Jesus!!)
Are you struggling…today, this week, this year? God is the only real hope. He doesn’t promise us life with always be smooth sailing, or that nothing bad will ever happen in our journey…but He does promise if we surrender to His plan, He will give us the wisdom and strength to meet every challenge this life may set in out path, and He will never leave our side through it all! God is faithful, and God is good. But He can only give what we are willing to accept. We have to ask Him to take control. But that’s the awesome part: When we give up control, God forges on before us, and life truly is easier to navigate. 🙂
So if you’re tired, or frustrated, or confused….I highly recommend my friend Bob Sorge’s book, “Secrets of the Secret Place”! (Order your copy via Bob’s Oasis House Ministries.) Learn to be disciplined in spending the first part of your day before God – even if it’s just 10 minutes – and I promise God will be faithful to reward that commitment. You will see changes start to happen. You will see chaos take order, you will feel hurts heal, you will feel confusion clear.
The secret to unlocking your life really is simple: Begin each day in your Secret Place…then let God guide you the rest of the way. And remember….