MY JOY

“But for the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. Against such things there is no law.”

Galatians 5:22-23

It has been a while since last I blogged. Much has transpired in that time for which I’ve not been able to be here. It was my initial intent to blog 2-3 times a week, but when that became like a chore and not something I was looking forward to doing, I decided not to. The joy of blogging had left me. I allowed outside circumstances to syphon my joy. My dad’s illness, my job (not my passion), my relationships, LIFE in general. So, I QUIT…or so it would seem.

However, as I was receiving notifications from other bloggers, I realized that they were writing about some of the very same things that I was dealing with. Aging and sickly parents. Marriage and children. Dead-end jobs. Feelings of inadequacy. Those we loved and lost. Dreams deferred. Being alone and lonely.

In the past 5 to 6 weeks, GOD has truly been working on me and in how I chose to deal with these situations. I was reminded that walking in the Spirit of the Lord doesn’t change the situation, it changes my response to such. The scripture I referenced has helped me through a lot by prompting me to respond to the circumstances accordingly.

Consequently, it has made me a better Life Coach, because I am not just guiding people to make the right…or, as I would like to call it…righteous decision, I am also walking in my truth. My truth is that I was called to do something greater than myself or the self that I was claiming to be. I was looking for a life raft in others, while I had all of the necessary tools the whole time.

In my absence from my blog, I have evolved a great deal and I am pleased to offer that where I thought I was free of certain baggage, I now fully envelop what it means to be whole and what steps I needed to take in getting to this place of wholesomeness. I, like many others, am still a work in progress, but I thank God for removing my blinders.

So, I welcome you, I dare you, I triple double-dog dare you to brave the elements that life will throw your way by walking your Pathway toward Spiritual Rebirth, as I have done.

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About Candace Frazer

Candace Frazer is a Certified Personal Life Coach and a Motivational Speaker. She is presently attending the Ohio Christian University, pursuing a second Master's degree in Ministry with a concentration in Pastoral Care and Counselling. She graduated from the College of New Rochelle, New Rochelle, NY, with a Dual Master's Degree in Special/General Education, and a Minor in Gifted Education. She taught Adult Education at Hostos Community College, Bronx, NY. Presently, she is an Associate Minister at Pleasant Hill Church in Roswell, GA, flourishing in the Word of GOD and Surrendering to His will for her life.

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