Updated: Aug 12, 2021
Trust in and rely confidently on the Lord with all your heart and do not rely on your own insight or understanding.
In all your ways know acknowledge and recognize Him and He will make your path straight and smooth [removing obstacles that block your way], Proverbs 3:5-6.
At some time in our lives, we desire new jobs, houses, cars, relationships or different surroundings. This is natural. However, we may be frustrated with the process, especially if we feel constricted like
a caterpillar in a cocoon.
We like fast changes. However, the caterpillar usually takes five to twenty days to complete the process from the pupal stage where the sack (chrysalis) is built. In some instances, this process can last for years - (www.reference.com › pets-animals › long-moth-cocoon). The chrysalis protects the caterpillar when it turns itself into a liquid, soupy substance. The butterfly's organs, wings, antennae, and legs form inside the chrysalis. This means work is in progress. Let's give ourselves space to change.
Question: Are we actively seeking to revise our circumstances? Do we have fear, indifference or
procrastination about our desired changes? I pray God today that we all will face our disappointments about who we are and who we are not. Let's cleave to God for direction regarding who we are becoming.
In the book author training classes that I took spring 2021, we discussed the "impostor syndrome". This description refers to the internal doubts about our successes - even if we have external evidence
to the contrary. God created all of us with a unique gift.
Keep incubating. Don't allow frustration to kick us off course from manifesting our unique gift. When we are in our soupy caterpillar state, we can feel like a flop. It doesn't matter if we are executives, moms, dads, teachers or pastors, etc. Move forward. Find your unique gift with God's wisdom. He has the power to remove any obstacles from our paths, when we ask Him.
Register for the upcoming "Prayer Strategies that Work" webinar on August 10, 2021 from 11
a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on: https//www.marilynnjames.com.