First of all, let me just say that if you have not heard Lauren Daigle’s newest album Look Up Child, you need to click this link and play it in the background while you read this post. Now, that we have that out of the way, I have to share that even though I love the ENTIRE album, there are two songs I could play on repeat forever. One of them is “This Girl” (from which the title of this post originates), and the second is “Remember.”
It’s the fourth quarter, and we are in the final stretch of the year. Some of us are putting in work on those goals we set. Some of us are beginning to reflect over the year and what we should finalize before it comes to a close, and some of us are wondering when it started and where it went. I have been in every season, but, as always, I’m here to encourage you.
I hope this year has been EVERYTHING for you. I hope your wildest dreams came true. I hope you solidified the partnership, enjoyed the fruitfulness, and excelled to new heights. Buttt, just in case it presented a few questionable moments, areas of concern, days where you wanted to quit at life, I am here to remind you that God is our Rock of Escape. In a world where everyone around us is yelling, “Push harder!” “Do more.” “Don’t quit!” I am here to ask you to rest. Rest in His will, rest in His love, rest in His plans for your life.
You are not going anywhere. Just as David had been anointed king long before he would have to retreat into hiding, you have been positioned for greatness. You don’t have to allow anxiety to steal what could be the best moments of your entire year. When we read 1 Samuel 23:26-28, we find that King Saul was moments away from discovering David, who had been on the run from the corrupt king. Rather than give him over to the fear, the anxiety, or the vitriolic behavior of the jealous king, God became his escape.
Resist the enemy. He will flee. He has to. God’s word is perfect truth. When you begin to wonder if you did everything you could, remember. When you begin to question if you were a good daughter or a loving wife, remember. When you begin to contemplate on all the things you could have done or said differently, remember. Remember that you are not going anywhere because He has become your escape. He has become your escape from every regret, every pressure, every fear, every question that attempts to steal your peace. Remember how God was with you every step of the way. Remember that His word reminds you that He is for you. Remember that you are loved. And when you question whether or not you should continue on this path toward those goals you set, remind the enemy that you ain’t goin’ anywhere.
I love you.