Maybe my sense of time is off but it seems like April was only a few days. But at the same time feels like a few months. Yeah…Bizarre. Yet, I’m saying “good-bye” to April already.
May is here.
I thank God for that. It’s a blessing to see a new month.
April was quite an eventful month for me. Reflecting back, it was a month of growth, adjusting, and trust. It wasn’t smooth sailing at all. However, God’s grace and faithfulness filled in the gaps where it was much needed.
I did quite a bit of growing this past month. These growth opportunities came from being in leadership and in my marriage. Conflict (mostly) along with fighting fatigue in order to give my best in all things taught me compassion, understanding, patience, and how to look more at my sins and faults. This also helped me deepen my trust in God.
Going into may, I pray that I not only take what I’ve learned from the last few weeks but I also sharpen and strengthen them. I know it won’t be perfect but I’ll gladly take the steady growth by God’s grace.
With this first half of the year alone, it’s been NOTHING but adjustments. We’ve adjusted to a new year, decade, daylight saving, and a way of doing life since this pandemic. I’ll be honest and say I’m not a person who response to change very well. Learning to adjust can be challenging for me.
As an extrovert, I’ll be the first to tell you that I’m NOT a fan of social distancing or having to wear a mask to a grocery store. It tore me up inside to know that 90% of the world weren’t able to meet together on Resurrection Sunday. As much as I don’t like it, this is the new reality. Thank God He’s with me to adjust to all this.
Word on the street is that very slowly but surely, life as we used to know will be returning back (with social stipulations of course) this month in May. April taught me to me to be even more flexible regarding all these changes.
My goal this month in May is to continue to lean more on God with FIRM reassurance that He has this all under control. Even if the news and other media sources tell me and show otherwise.
In the beginning of this year, one my BIGGEST goals involved increasing my trust relationship with God. Back in January, I gave a little background story on that. You can read about it on the blog by clicking here.
What a journey it’s been so far with that!
Last month really tested my trust in God with everything going personally (myself, marriage, finances, friendships) and with the world at large. So far, I’m in a much better place than I was since the beginning of the year. However, I know that where God is calling and leading me will require more. MUCH MORE.
April was stormy for me. Going into May, I see the rain letting up a little only to give way to a peak of sunshine. I pray in the midst of adjusting in sun or rain, I can grow and bloom where I’m planted while fixing my eyes on God. After all, April showers supposedly bring May flowers, right?
How about you? What are you hoping and praying for? What are you goals for this new month of May. Whatever it is, MAY God hear and bless the desires of your heart. MAY you trust in Him in the light of His love.
MAY this month be the month of deeper relationship with Christ as you stand BOLDY while blooming in the one He designed you to be.
♥ Blessings to you this May ♥