I recently went to a conference where we prayed for God to disrupt our lives to fit His plan and to be thankful for the trials He would place in our lives.
As everyone around me was praying, I honestly became afraid. I already felt like my life was disrupted. I was struggling to keep it together and slowing becoming sicker the longer I held on.
But then the day came where I got a wake up call. My pride took over, telling me I had already been through this before. And then a moment came where I took the blinders off. I realized how long I had been selfish, how long I had been prideful, how long I pretended like everything was fine.
In that moment, I reached out. I swallowed my pride and got real with the people around me. I identified that I needed help.
The moments where we trust God to take control of our lives are the moments of peace. When you have the comfort that He hasn’t forgotten you and that He won’t leave you behind.
The issues between pride and humbleness can be divided by a single disruption. We can pray for it, or God will give it to us anyway. But either way, He’s going to carry us through it.
“Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you, and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.” -Matthew 5:10-12