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Remembering God In The Struggle- Journal Challenge, Day 14

Updated on April 22, 2015
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Today I Felt ...


Today I felt sad and lack because in preparing to go to Costco with a girlfriend, I checked my bank account and found that I had miscalculated and did not have the funds to get my hair done tomorrow as planned. Although, I did notice there was at least enough in there to pay my tithes. (I thank God for that because tithing is my equivalent to investing in a 401K or share building plan). And then when we got to the store, I saw a very nice $48 grey wool jacket that I tried on in XL and some grapes and peaches that I wanted, but decided I could not purchase them. I watched my sister-friend choose another color, try it on and place it in the shopping cart for herself. I picked up my oranges and plums, feeling desirous for my financial breakthrough and for the other side of striving to consistently generate a profitable income.


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That Reminds Me Of …


That reminds me of the time when I prayed and believed for a friend about his heartfelt desire and God told me that He wanted me to believe for myself as passionately as I believed for others.Then I was reminded that the sister I was with was once in a severe financial state and I had prayed her through emotional, physical, spiritual, mental and financial challenges. Now she is on the other side. As several other examples of God's answer to my prayers for others and myself came to mind, I began to focus on what I presently had and counted my blessings as follows:

  • My girlfriend is no hair stylist, but is willing to do my hair for me tomorrow
  • I already have a hair kit for her to use
  • She is also a friend that calls and picks me if I need to go to the store and want to ride with her or hang out
  • I was able to buy the items I needed
  • What God does for others, He has done and will do for me
  • I have everything I need, even if not everything I think I want

I came home, ate and listened to some short guided meditations on Rebalance, Abundance, and Law of Attraction; and then began to journal and post. Today I felt sad and want, but remembered God, counted my blessings and shifted the energy. I mellowed out in meditation, wrote experiences in relation to my journal challenge prompts; and I continue in my process of growth, healing and transformation to the glory of God in and through every struggle and transition.


*** Added blessings: When I checked my emails, I had an invite to apply for an opportunity that would allow me to earn additional income writing articles for a third party program through my other writing site. Praise God from whom all blessings flow!

But wait! Theres more ... "The blessing of the Lord makes one rich and He adds no sorrow with it." (Proverbs 10:22). Praise God for His mighty provisions!


NOTE: Write Here, Right Now: 30 Day Journaling Challenge day 14 complete. Thank you, God!

Be blessed,

Jo Anne Meekins


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    • Inspired 4 U profile imageAUTHOR

      Jo Anne Meekins 

      6 years ago from Queens, NY

      Thank you Sis! I am grateful for the process, which keeps me present and provides an opportunity to heal and grow. Blessings.

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      Faith Reaper 

      6 years ago from southern USA

      What an awsome hub of the power of prayer and faith, and to glorify our God. Wow, Day 14, I think I may have missed a couple of them. Have to go back and find them. Keep going, these are awesome dear one. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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