I decided to go “All In” with God and completely surrender to His will for my life. I had spent 28 years struggling through a multitude of situations that God brought me through.
My husband passed away over three years ago. He left me with a mess I could not begin to tackle on my own. Overwhelmed, I turned to God. I fully committed every aspect of my life and went “All In.”
I don’t think you fully comprehend what it means to be “All In”. I can’t remember a time I didn’t know God in my life. I then and now am a Christian through and through. During the two years of my husband’s cancer struggle, people watched me close.
People looked at me as an inspiration, strong in my faith, and a rock in a bad situation. On the outside, it would seem that; I was already “All In.”
I was not, because I had unresolved issues in my life. I had broken relationships to mend, and forgiveness to ask for and to give. I was running away from problems and not facing them.
“All In” in my eyes means; to put God in every aspect of your life, clean your heart and get rid of the baggage (guilt, forgiveness, facing problems and not running, amicably mend relationships, quit feeling sorry for yourself). Not an easy thing! I had to swallow my pride and eat a lot of crow. I had to learn to let others help me. It took me two years to straighten up a lifetime of baggage.
If you truly in your heart want to clean up and get right with God, ask Him to help you.
Phase one of the clean up will take time and it will be painful. It’s like having a broken arm. If you want to get full use of it again, it will be a painful process. Focus on how great it will be to do even the little things, you had taken for granted. You will be able to do new things you didn’t think were even possible.
It will be worth it!
God takes us on certain paths in our life so that we may help others.
“He comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort others. When they are troubled, we will be able to give them the same comfort God has given us.” 2 Corinthians 1:4 NLT
I am not a minister and have no formal training, I can only offer you the wisdom I have learned throughout my journey.
Stay tuned for Phase Two “The Relationship”