This year I have dealt with a lot from miscarriage to depression and I have been battling these things with the only thing that has ever been consistent in my life. The word of God. I have been making a conscious effort to do better and to chase after my relationship with God. As I have been making these changes I have realized that my peers are not on the same wave I am on. I am only 22 so at this age it is normal to drink and party every weekend. I decided that is not who I am and of course I have lost a lot of friends and family. How do I deal with the loss and how do I connect with people chasing after the same things as me?
What you are feeling is perfectly normal. When you decide to allow God to lead you in all areas of your life, those that you once were connected to who aren't doing the same must fall off in order to make room for God and the people that he will send that are like-minded. Jesus told his disciples they would have to leave mother, father, children etc in order to follow Him.
I would encourage you not to become discouraged. In order for Jesus to lead you, you are going to have to be intentional with your relationship with Him. Dont think of it so much as a loss, but a gain. You are gaining your identity and God will reward you for your sacrifice, believe me. I have been there before. I had to remember my 'why' and press forward. It will be difficult and lonely, but God's promise for your life is bigger, better, and greater than the temporary situation you're facing now. Stay in his word, surround yourself with worship, get plugged into a Christian women's group at your church(if they have one). It won't be in vain!
Much love sis! I'll be praying for you ❤
Thank you! When I embarked on this journey I asked God to remove everything that was not in His will for my life. I knew people would leave my life and I knew I would have to deal with some heartbreak. But I also thought I would have a lot more support on this journey. But the people closest to me have been the ones I have had to distance my self from the most. The ones I love the most seem to be the ones trying to hold me back from more. It’s just been a real eye opener for me! But thank you for your words of encouragement they were very needed! 😍
Anytime! As you draw closer to Him, every level/dimension you grow to, your circle will change. I attended Natasha Stewart's session at the conference, Breaking the Cycle and she said something that illuminated my spirit; it's called the drop down spirit. She explained that in many seasons of our lives we have to allow God to strip off everything that is a hindrance, so the only things that remain are what we need!
Don't give up, we are evolving together! If you ever need to talk, I'm here. Find a Psalm that ministers to you or any scripture that you can stand on in this season. One of my go to is Psalm 1.
Stay encouraged ❤