Right Where HE Wants Me!

Ever wondered how you ended up in such a place?

As I read from my bible last night, God started to reveal to me how (and why) I got to where I am today… a place I would have never expected or gotten to on my own…

Last night I sat downstairs and did my Bible study. I could hear the kids running around upstairs (even though they were supposed to be getting ready for bed). The toads were croaking ridiculously loud outside my windows where it was pitch black. I knew deer were out walking around the moonlight, eating berries along the trails we carved through our woods 🦌 🌲

As I read from Romans 8: 5-6, “Those who live according to the flesh have their minds set on what the flesh desires; but those who live in accordance with the Spirit have their minds set on what the Spirit desires. The mind governed by the flesh is death, but the mind governed by the Spirit is life and peace,” I couldn’t be more at peace.

I’m so thankful that God took me out of such a dark place – LITERALLY – and plopped my family and I down in a new place on the outskirts of a small town out in the country… It’s like He knew (of course He knew!!) my heart was desperately craving this slower paced life without so much chaos constantly surrounding me. I was so close to my breaking point and He wasn’t about to let me reach it.

OPINION TIME… how cute is this sweatshirt I designed for my store?

I knew He led us here for a reason, but I thought it was to farm full-time. But as I spend more and more time in His word each day, I’m realizing that maybe He just wanted to lead me away from temptations and distractions and a place where I felt such constant anxiety, depression, fear and failures (living in the flesh will do that to ya) to a place where I can’t do much else but focus on the truly important things instead of the worldly things… so I can live more and more in accordance with His Spirit and HIS will for my life, rather than my own will.

So as I spent my Saturday night listening to my kids running and laughing upstairs and the toads croaking as I read my Bible, I felt at peace knowing I’m right where He wants me to be.

Maybe you’re in a dark place right now, like I was. My advice… Follow Jesus! Let God lead you. I’m not saying He’s gonna tell you to pack up your life and move across the country – lol. Just that He will lead you in whatever way is in accordance with His will for YOUR life. And that looks so different for everyone because He has different plans and purposes for all of us. Start by reading His word each day (the Jesus Calling app is amazing for short daily devotionals if you don’t yet have a Bible). As you do, your cravings for fleshly desires will decrease and you’ll start desiring what His Spirit puts on your heart, which will lead to life and peace ❤️ ✌🏻

Anyways, this was on my heart and I felt like I was supposed to share it with whoever may still be reading it. It may not make sense to all, but I’m trusting it will make perfect sense to whoever it’s meant for. Love y’all.

XOXO, Jalena Dawn

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