Most people dream about living a life that’s extraordinary. Most people dream that their life will be one of impact and not one that goes by unnoticed. And then sadly, most of us have days we feel like a total failure, because we just don’t seem to manage having this type of life.
Just last week I had a day like that. I just didn’t seem to reach the goals I set out for myself. This was the voice of the enemy, for I am not a failure and neither are you, beautiful God-creation reading this post! This just inspired me to revisit success; its Godly definition and what it takes to get there.
The aim of Queen in Gold is to enable young women to embrace their God-given title as the royal Bride of Christ. I happen to wake up many days not feeling much like the royal Bride. Here is a little bit of my journey and the lessons I’ve learnt – maybe you can relate.
Since God placed this blog on my heart there have been many doubts of whether or not I am truly the Queen it represents. The enemy bore witness to my sin and accused me of being unholy; unworthy and two-faced. I’ve certainly looked to God asking why: Why did He choose me to be in this relationship with Him? Even more; why does He want to use our relationship if we both know it’s not all that perfect? We both know how often I stumble and how often I choose to follow my own thoughts and ideas– so why would He choose me?
God used this little metaphor-story to show me what it really means to be single. This story helped me to embrace my current season. I hope that it will do the same for you...
How most single girls feel
There was this girl on a train station. She was waiting for the train to come, but seemed to wait for a really long time. People would show up on the station, get on a train and off they go. For her, this was not the case. When a train would enter the station, she would jump up and be ready to go, only to watch the train pass straight trough without even stopping.
Being present equals more than signing your name on an attendance register. A saying goes “the lights are on, but nobody’s home.” This refers to when someone is too tired to realize where they are or what they’re doing; although they are awake and physically attending. You might show up for life, but it takes more than showing up to be truly present. It takes more than going through the motions to truly live.
I personally define being present as being aware of God and what He wants to do. God is never passive; He’s always active in healing brokenness (Psalm 30:2), setting captives free (John 8:36) and giving life in abundance (John 10:10). God is working for good, establishing His purpose, right at this moment (Romans 8:28). If this is the truth, which it happens to be, why do our lives often feel so mundane? Why aren’t we witnessing miracles on a day to day basis?
The word “calling” is quite common in Christian circles. This can be really intimidating for a new Christian or someone who can’t seem to find clarity on the topic. Does not knowing your calling make you an immature Christian? Are you going to miss your calling if you don’t know what it is? Why is it even important to have one?
I’ve realized that many people struggle with the idea of having a calling and what it means; thus this article is being written. I might not be an expert on the topic, but I would love to share some insights on what a calling is, why you have one and how to find out what it is.
About the blog
Queen in Gold is a blog for the feminine heart. I hope to inspire other women to stand up in their God-given identity.
My name is Riani.
I love flowers, board games, arty markets, food, dancing, music and spring....