A Settled Heart

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It seems like everything moves so fast now a days. Everyone is constantly moving on and towards the next thing. Whether it's the next fashion trend, next car, next big news, or next big spend, we're all easily consumed by how much thought we put into looking to what's ahead. 

Although it may seem harmless to seek the next fashion trend or the newest iPhone model, that habit of looking for the next can effect us spiritually. I know personally, I have I found myself doing this. I was thinking so much of what’s to come that I was not able to celebrate the breakthrough or blessing that had just occurred. I was looking towards the next challenge or obstacle that I have to face then preparing myself for it. Eventually it left me never being able to find rest. 

Although preparation for the battle is great, we have to make sure we celebrate the wins God has given us. It’s taking that time to rejoice in that breakthrough, that blessing, or that lifted burden, that we are able to have a settled heart. Having a settled heart is the place God has always called us to. This last week at Flawless, Liz shared a great scripture for us to be certain of this.

 

Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God;  and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
— Phillippians 4:6-7

I love this because this scripture assures us that we don’t have to be anxious of what’s next to come. Through Jesus we are able to celebrate rather than be anxious and chase what's next in our lives. We can do this because we know our God is faithful and our hearts can rest in his faithfulness and not our own ability. We don’t have to look towards the next, but look up and know he’s calling us to enjoy his blessings, presence and guidance. 

Having a settled heart doesn’t consist of pressing fast forward and preparing for what God has already sent provision for on your behalf. Having a settled heart may mean having to press pause and find peace. Having a settled heart may mean having to hit rewind and reflect on what he’s already brought you through and can settle in the fact he’ll do it again. Having a settled heart is constantly reminding yourself God is in control and allowing your heart to believe it. No matter how big the next looks, its not bigger than Gods love, plan and strength for you.

What an amazing week it was at Fashion! We hope that you will keep being a part of journeying with the girls! In Person: We meet every Thursday 930-1130am here at Destiny Church's east campus. In a Group: Many small groups are available to join during the week. Out of the Area: you can also watch the replay of the weekly messages on our YouTube channel.  We love you, we believe in you, and we can't wait to see you next time at Fashion, where we love to live and live to love.