Dear Love: He Knows Better

Dear Love,

You hear Him speaking but in arrogance and pride you don’t listen. You think that somehow you know better than He does. That you know more than He knows and that you’re a greater judge of life and all its intricacies than He is. You snatch the very destiny out of the hands that have carefully created it and cradled it since before you were born, and take fate into your own hands. Then you push Him back to the corridors of your mind and relegate Him to your subconscious where you can ignore Him. You hear Him speaking but don’t listen. In a fit of grandiose confidence in your own human capabilities you do what you think is right rather than what He requires of you. Like a rebellious teenager, you think you know it all. You think you know better than your loving and caring Father, but you don’t.

You forget that His ways and thoughts are higher . That He sees and knows all. That the formula for the universe is in His back pocket. Of course He knows what’s best for You. He knows everything! Yet you hear Him, but you don’t listen. You hear His directions and go bolting the opposite way. You run away from His guidance so warm and loving like home, out into the cold streets of life on your own terms. But it’s hard to navigate life all alone, without His direction and the provision that comes with it.

You find yourself like the Prodigal Son, coming back home in shame after trying to manage life on your own. You heard Him but you didn’t listen. But today, return to Him just like the Prodigal Son did. Sullied and soiled by the mistakes, bad habits and hurts that came from what you thought at the time were good decisions. Return to Him covered in the consequences of your selfish choices. See that He was really right all along. Come back home to Him. Reopen the corridors of your mind and let Him slip back in to your consciousness. This time when you hear Him listen. Hear His voice now and follow. Where He tells you to go, go. The pride and arrogance that once stood in the way of adhering to His directions have now been eroded by time and the consequences of all those mistakes and now He can fill those empty spaces with humility.

See that He does know better than you do. That He knows more than you know and that He’s a greater judge of life and all its intricacies than you are. Hand back your tattered and crumbling destiny into the hands that carefully created it and cradled it since before your birth, and put your fate back into the hands that shape and restore all the things, including you very life.

XOXO,

Sarita

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Dear Love: Beauty for Ashes

Dear Love,

I know that you’ve been hurt a lot. I know that you’ve had people that you love cause you so much pain. I know that you’ve had those that you’ve given your best to, turn around and give you their worst. You’ve faced the heat of being talked about and lied on. You’ve inhaled the smoke of being betrayed and abandoned. You’ve been burned by harsh looks and cruel words. The very things you valued the most- your reputation, your relationships, your peace of mind, your dreams- have been set ablaze and destroyed. You may be in a place where your life seems to be in ruins and you are surrounded by nothing but ashes. 

You’re probably angry and resentful at those who have caused you to lose so much. But love, my love! Don’t you realize that the fires others set in your life with negativity and hate were meant for your good? They may have meant to destroy you, but God was using it to produce something valuable in your life. You’re holding on to all that bitterness and anger, because since you’ve lost so much, you feel that’s all you have to hold on to. But love, my love! What you fail to realize is all the ashes others produced in your life are the very currency God uses in exchange for His beauty. No matter what they destroyed or took away from you, they were giving you something priceless in the process. I know it can seem dismal to look at your life and see nothing but ashes, but know that the more ashes that have piled up, the more treasure you have stored up to sell to the Father for His beauty and glory.

My love, can’t you see why His Word tells you to bless the ones that have cursed you and pray for those who have despitefully used you? No matter what they stole from you, they paid you in the process. Their intentions may have been to destroy you. Under normal circumstances they would have, but don’t you know the God that you serve and who He is? The God that you serve, is the One who can that can take what was meant to be destructive and transform it into something productive. He is the One who can take the very things that were meant to break you down and use them to build you up. He is the One who can take all of ashes that have accumulated in your life and replace them with unrivaled beauty.

So my love, gather up all the bitterness and the anger. Take all of the tears and the sorrow. Pick up all of the broken pieces and ashes in your life and lay them before the Father. He’s ready to make a spiritual transaction with you and He’s waiting to barter with you for all the pain that you’ve been given. He wants to acquire all of the ashes that life has given you, and in exchange He will gift you with His beauty.

XOXO,

Sarita

Dear Love: Start Fresh

Dear Love,

The beautiful thing about life is that at any point in time you can start fresh. No matter what you’ve done in the past or how many times you’ve failed before, you can always get back on the right track. I promise you, as long as there is still breath in your body, you can grow and change for the better. It’s NEVER EVER too late.

XOXO,

Sarita

Dear Love: Healing from Pain

Dear Love,

Healing can’t come until you decide to let go of the pain. I know you want to move on from the past but you’re still holding on to all those painful memories. You keep saying you’re ready to move on but you keep going back to the places and people that cause you the most pain. You say you don’t want to end up bitter and broken, yet you’re unwilling to forgive. Unfortunately, love, you can’t have your cake and eat it too, on this one. If you want to claim your healing, you’ve got to consciously let go of everything that keeps re-injuring you.

XOXO,

Sarita