Hello to all you Strust Gals!
The other day I was walking back to the Stewards’ Trust office, and I was reflecting on how much I love going out and doing things on my own and having little adventures, even if it’s just somewhere in London I’ve not been before. Don’t get me wrong, I’m like 99.9% extrovert, but my 00.1% introvert self LOVES those moments alone.
I was walking along reflecting on my love of being alone and thinking about how people often describe me as independent. In this moment of reflection, I felt Holy Spirit remind me about the importance of being dependant on God. Just because our personality or character is a certain way it doesn’t mean that it’s the appropriate way to relate to our Father.
When I came to faith, God did a deep transformational work in me. The things I thought were “just who I was” were in fact not me at all. I found that who I thought I was, was an identity I had created for myself. It took God my Father who created me to refine me and tell me who I am in Him.
I had a realisation that it is Biblical to be dependant on God and get our strength from Him.
Psalm 62 (Good News Translation) says:
I depend on God alone;
I put my hope in him.
He alone protects and saves me;
he is my defender,
and I shall never be defeated.
My salvation and honor depend on God;
he is my strong protector;
he is my shelter.
Trust in God at all times, my people.
Tell him all your troubles,
for he is our refuge.
Who wouldn’t want that?! So to all Strust Gals out there, if you feel like you are an independent lady, or not, we can always depend on God. He will never let us down.
PS: Massive congratulations to all of you who finished your GCSEs and a big cheer to you all who are still going with exams! It is so great to hear from you so please feel free to respond to my emails, and send me any prayer requests.
PPS: it’s no coincidence my favourite playlist on Spotify is called “Independent Ladies”.