Slice of life of 18-year-old Hanaya Oki living in Kamakura, Japan, as she learns to do life with Jesus.
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Lord, I know the plans you have for me is to give me hope and a good future. I know you have called me and I want to do your will. But sometimes I find it hard to wait. I don't have all the specifics and I get impatient.
Hanaya, my path of life for you is a forward journey. And as long as you stay on this path you will never stagnate. You will stay active, fresh, and hopeful. If you allow me to lead you, you will be always moving forward.
I know you will be eager to reach your destination quickly. It's exciting but there are no shortcuts in this journey.
Engage with me and wait for my counsel. If you do things in haste, driven by your emotions, or other motivations, you may end up going through some unnecessary trials and pain.
Do not judge my love by your circumstances. There's no magic ship to sail smoothly in life. At times, things might not go the way you expected because you are living in a broken world. It might not be your fault or some sin you committed but the shortcomings of others.
You won't be shielded from challenges and frustrations even if you do my will. Sometimes things will happen fast and at times slow. You will need the twin force of both faith and patience to overcome discouragements. And you need to speak prophetically where you're going rather than speaking the negative or the facts.
There are processes I will put you through to prune your life and shape your character. You're also being prepared to rule and reign with me in the age to come. So down here you are not surviving as a victim. You are qualifying for the positions of responsibility. Trust me, it's all worth it.
As the seasons change, discern where the wind of My Spirit is blowing. And start moving in that direction for the next assignment I have for you. Be in sync with my timing. Your time of hesitation to act can become your deficit and cause delays.
Some people are stuck in the same place in life because they did not move when they should have. They thought they were waiting on me, but I was waiting on them. They did not let go of certain relationships, environments, preferences, and the familiar to move forward.
Do not fear the unfamiliar. When you sense my leading do whatever it takes to come into alignment. The adventure is in not knowing all the details. Take that first actionable step of faith even if you cannot figure out how the rest will unfold. I will cause you to be at the right place at the right time if you cooperate with me and do your part.
Also, the quicker you get over yourself and your issues the better. Do not keep revisiting your past and get stuck in repeated cycles of rejection and self-pity. These will hold you back. You need to open up your heart to me and believe in my love for you. My love will heal you from the pain of the past.
Hanaya, life is a vapor. Refuse to settle for less. I am standing in your future and beckoning you to come. Keep moving forward no matter what the cost.
You are a citizen, soldier, messenger, and ambassador of another Kingdom. Your main pursuit is to seek my Father's Kingdom first and His righteousness. If you do this, everything else you need for life will be added to you.
You can live the most meaningful, eternally relevant, and exciting life on earth. Well, not always exciting from an earthly perspective. Nevertheless, the glory to be revealed will far outweigh the hardships and the sacrifices you made to do my will in this journey of life.