What Are You Passionate About

What Are You Passionate About

 

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Daily Reading

Without faith it is impossible to please God and those who come to Him must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him. Hebrews 11:6

Daily Devo

Hebrews 11:6 says that without faith it is impossible to please God.

Have faith that if you are looking to make a difference and find out what you are passionate about you need to seek Him first.

Spend time in Pray with God and ask him for his leading.

Have faith that he will direct you on the right path.

He has given everyone unique gifts and talents.

What is something that when you wake up, you are thinking about doing?

What is something that you love to do?

What is something that moves you to want to make a difference?

A friend of mine suggested that I have a year of saying yes to new things. It became the year of saying yes.

I challenged myself to try new and different things.

This is the start of a great adventure with you and God.

Pray that he will lead you and guide you.

Trust him.

It may take you a few weeks or a few months and that’s okay. It’s a journey and oh what a beautiful journey it is.

Keep a journal and write down all of your adventures. You will get to know yourself so much more. You will see a pattern and you will find what you are passionate about.

Take your time and enjoy the journey.

When He sees you stepping out in faith he will bring people across your path. He will provide opportunities for you, He will provide and guide.

You are created for a beautiful, full and abundant life.

You are His masterpiece in progress.

I am so excited for you.

Have faith.

traceybuckley

Romans 8:28

Romans 8:28

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I have been thinking about this scripture for the last few days.

This is the scripture that has been resonating through my heart and through my thoughts it is-

And we know that all things work together for those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose. Romans 8:28

In life we go through trials, we go through seasons where things happen.

We may think that we can’t handle one more thing. There are things that happen in our lives, that can leave us dazed and confused.

Sometimes you just have to listen to the news.

Do you feel that if something else happens that it would break you?

What do we do in these times?

I know that when I was going through my journey I definitely had those thoughts. If something else goes wrong, I just don’t know if I could handle it.

Even though I have recovered from an Eating Disorder I am still not immune to difficulties and situations that arise in my life.

I just know that with time I can walk through them.

I believe that all things will work out for good, I have seen it before.

Be kind to yourself, surround yourself with people that can encourage you.

God will work all things together for good. We just have to have faith and believe.

Keep a journal that you can look back at and see the progress you are making. You will make progress.

Something good will come out of the situation that you are going through. You may not see it now and it may not be how you thought it would be but God always has something better for us. It will be in His timing.

He wants the best for us.

Maybe He has something better for you then you could ever have asked for or thought of.

You are not alone.

Thinking of you.

traceybuckley

Journeying With Others

Journeying With Others

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The last few weeks have been incredibly busy.

My life is full at the moment. I love what I am able to do.

I also am grateful that there is one more week to go before the school holidays.

I am looking forward to some time off.

This week I am so grateful for friends that can speak into my life.

Journeying with others is so important.

On Tuesday night I met with a great friend and mentor. I love catching up with her and I love that I can just chat to her about life. I love her wisdom her guidance and our friendship. I was really tired that whole day and thought about staying home but I pushed through how I was feeling and went out. The decision was definitely worth it.

Sometimes we have to push ourselves out of our comfort zones for things to change.

We need to have faith and step out.

As difficult as it is sometimes we have to be brave.

Thursday I also caught up with someone that is a mentor for my work as a Chaplain. I hadn’t seen him since last year so there was much to catch up on.

He also suggested, mentioned about rest and creativity.

I know that this week I have had to guard my heart.

I know that because I am feeling tired, I am more emotionally. I find myself vulnerable.

I want to be moved by life, but I never want my heart to be a rock and not feel.

My Prayer-Today I will surrender my heart to Him and let him protect it. I will let Him fill it with His love.

Do you have a mentor?

Is there someone that you can sit and talk too?

Is there someone that you can just be yourself with?

Do you have someone that can speak into your life?

Do you have someone that can encourage you?

Who are you journeying with?

Write out the prayer above and place it somewhere to remind you.

traceybuckley

Psalm 147:3

Psalm 147:3

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He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.

Psalm 147:3

I love the comforting words of this scripture.

Today I am wondering-

  • Is your heart heavy?
  • Are you going through something that you think no one would understand?
  • Do you feel as though some days that the wind has been knocked out of you?
  • Do you find yourself struggling to breathe?
  • Do you feel that no one would understand what you are going through?
  • Do you have a hole of regret in your heart?

Is your heart broken?

This is my thought for today.

My prayer for you-

Pray for God to heal your heart, rest in his peace and let him guide you.

If you need to talk to someone seek help.

Phone a support line.

Don`t be alone in your struggle.

Romans 8:28 says -And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God to those who are called according to His purpose.

He will work things together for good.

Write out these scripture place them somewhere in your house, write them on a mirror, speak them out over your life.

Trust Him.

Believe Him.

Beautiful one your heart will be whole again.

traceybuckley

 

 

 

Finding Peace

Finding Peace

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Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.

John 14:27

I love this scripture and how it can comfort you when your heart is troubled.

As research for the book I am writing about my journey I have come across some workbooks. These have been quite difficult to read, I need to remember how far I have come. I need to remind myself that I am not that girl anymore.

In that season of my life anxiety, worry and confusion ruled my life.

Have you ever done something that troubled you and you later regretted it?

Have you ever said something to someone and then later thought about the conversation and wanted to rewind the whole thing? Or maybe you wanted to think that it never happened?

Have you ever become so angry with someone and said what you really thought about them?

Have you ever done something that has challenged your faith journey?

Every now and then anxiety wants to make a comeback, into our lives.

It wants to take away everything that you have built up.

But how do you battle the thoughts that say you are not good enough, you are not worthy and that you have ruined your life?

Pretty heavy stuff.

I know that as women we can become consumed about the negative and forget about the good that we have done.

This is when we lose our peace. This is when we think that we need to do something to make up for our moment or we need to punish ourselves by not eating, or not enjoying life.

But when we read God’s word he says let not your heart be troubled.

He also says neither let your heart be afraid.

He has already forgiven us.

He wants us to have his peace, we just need to receive it.

We need to know that he has plans for our lives and what we have gone through may help others.

Today don’t be hard on yourself forgive yourself.

Write out your prayer to God.

Pray to Him for peace in your life today.

Find your peace today.

traceybuckley

She Waits

She Waits

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Devotion

Delight yourself also in the Lord, And He shall give you the desires of your heart.

Commit your way to the Lord, Trust also in Him, And He shall bring it to pass.

Psalm 37:4-5

When I read this Psalm I understand that God knows my heart. He longs to give us the desires in our heart.

It is in His timing that all things will work out.

His timing is sometimes difficult to understand.

I want to wait patiently and I want to wait well, but sometimes I get impatient, I do.

I am learning about trusting Him.

I am also learning about who I am.

Yes, I am this season of being single.

Yes, I want to wait well.

What do you do in the waiting season?

Do you every think that God has forgotten you?

I have had those conversations.

I have cried out many time to the Lord.

I have been wondering about this season of being single.

I know that I am not alone in thinking this.

As when I go on Pinterest and type in lonely or being single there is a huge amount of stories and quotes that appear.

We can grow tired of waiting, we can grow weary, we can try and make things happen ourselves.

When we stop and think, will they be in the best interest of what we really need?

What can you do if you find yourself waiting?

What can you do if you are in this season of being single?

In this season of being single-

  • Find out who you really are
  • Pray for direction
  • Find your purpose
  • What are you passionate about?
  • Help others
  • Volunteer for an organisation that you would love to be involved in
  • Go to church
  • Read about the women in the bible who also had to wait
  • Be okay with being on your own
  • Discover your community
  • Have adventures
  • Travel
  • Find someone who can pray for you

Most of all enjoy this time.

He hears your prayers, He sees your tears, He loves you and want to the best for you.

He knows and understand the desires of your heart.

Trust Him.

Be encouraged.

traceybuckley

Proverbs 3:5-6

Proverbs 3:5-6

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I love how when you read scripture, that sometimes verses just leap from the page as to get your attention.

They seem to be saying this is what you need today for your daily walk.

Proverbs 3:5-6 was one of those verses to me.

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And he will direct your paths.

What stands out to me is Trust Him, Trust Him with what you are going through today. I love that he will direct your paths. He will be your guide.

When I was going through my journey and those many days in hospital I was comforted by the word.

I would write up scripture and place it around the room and declare it over my life.

There were many times when I cried out to God and said Lord you did it for them pointing to a person in the bible. I pray that you will do it for me.

When you are wanting to change from a very negative thinking pattern that is so ingrained in your thinking, you need to gain a new perspective on things.

It is like rewiring your brain.

Worry consumed me.

What ifs… was my everyday go to. It was always what if’s to the negative side.

Changing how you think is a huge journey in itself.

When you are struggling cling to the words that can transform, lives that can change lives, that can give you a beautiful future.

Today write out a scripture that speaks to you and place it somewhere and speak it out over your life.

Will share more soon.

traceybuckley