Oh my gosh!!!! It finally hit me!!! Understanding. I finally understand understanding!!! What it means, why you need it, how to get it. I was messing around this morning in the spirit and thought of that Xscape song “Understanding” and it dawned on me. Them girls kind of knew what they were talking about!!!! The chorus says: “What I need from you is understanding, how can we communicate if you don’t hear what I say. What I need from you is understanding, so simple as 1-2-3, understanding is what we need.” However, it is NOT so simple as 1-2-3. Ugh! The Bible says in Proverbs 4:7 and 8, “The beginning of wisdom is this: Get wisdom. Though it cost ALL YOU HAVE, get understanding. Cherish her, and she will exalt you; embrace her, and she will honor you.” {Emphasis added}

Understanding WILL cost you! It will cost you to put YOU aside, it will cost you to not rely on your own thinking, but that of others, it will cost you to humble yourself, it will cost you to do away with your pride, it will cost you to apologize, it will cost you see things differently, understanding will cost you to suck it up and realize that you my sweet, handsome, beautiful, and awesome friend is …and understand this… NOT ALWAYS RIGHT nor do you KNOW EVERYTHING!!!! Naahmeen!? We are to go to God and ask for this: wisdom and understanding; “For the Lord gives wisdom; from His mouth come knowledge and understanding” Proverbs 2:6, NIV and “If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ASK God, who gives GENEROUSLY to ALL without finding fault, and it will be {get this} GIVEN to you.” James 1:5, NIV {Emphasis added} God knows all; He’s omniscient, remember (Hebrews 4:13–if you wanted a reference) so it only makes sense to go to the source when you need to know something. I mean, that’s what you do in “real life” anyways right??? If you don’t know how to put together something, what do you do?? You go to the instructions, read what they say, and the finished product, if assembled correctly, shows that you understood what you read. Am I right, or am I right??? Well, this is the same with life situations; with people. In order to understand them or something, you must ask and seek information.

Understanding is not just a one way street and its not just about the other person. It’s about you too! You have to be active in order to understand, and not only that; you have to WANT to understand. Some things you may not understand right away and that’s okay, but when you DO understand it; understand it. Nothing worse than doing the opposite of what’s understood. What do I mean? Let’s take a side street:: How much drama, hurt, tears, time, energy, money, heartaches, etc. you could have saved if only you really understood what “we just chilling” is??? Or “I ain’t really looking for nothing right now, just wanna have fun and maybe we can see where this can go..” Blah blah, bull horn!! I will answer for you…A LOT!!! I wish I really understood things that were clearly said to me back then. Not that I didn’t hear them, I just didn’t want to believe them, so I never tried to understand them. But now, totally new ball game!!

**Back on the main road** We will never understand God. No sense in even trying…(read Isaiah chapter 55), but with Him and through Him, we can understand things around us. Like now, I understand that not everyone will get or understand me and that’s okay; that is actually meant to be. Why? Because not everyone is designed to be or go with me and every time I go higher into Christ and get deeper in Him, things has to be left behind otherwise it will burden me and I wont be able to receive from Him and/or be filled with Him and she is not trying to have thaaaaat; no sir, no ma’am! We, as a body of believers, must know, believe, AND UNDERSTAND that we have a mission! We have a task! We have a goal! WE HAVE A PURPOSE!!! This life we are living is not our own (1 Cor 6:19-20). I believe once we understand that, we will begin to see. See what? See things…see prayers…see people for who and what they truly are. We will know our roles and we will understand which one to take on. We will understand to not entertain certain things because there are bigger things to handle. Its never about you. Understand that! You wasn’t even saved for you! Ha! (2 Timothy 1:9) You were saved for Him so that other people can see Him MANIFESTED in YOUR life and you can reach out to others and tell them about the goodness of Jesus so that they TOO may be saved and partake in all of His glory! Hallelujah!!! I’m excited that I will never understand God, WHY?! Because I just LOVE getting new revelations about the Guy. He is super, totally amazing!!!

This blog seem to have taken a different approach than how I imagined it, but I understand that this is how it was supposed to be. My prayer is that we begin to understand things. Not just hear them, not just read them; but understand them. I read in one of the books I am reading currently, “Perfectly Unique” by Annie Downs, that “you can hear everything, but you choose to listen…Hearing is to receive information by the ear and listening is to give attention with the ear”. Do you see the difference?? Now, do you UNDERSTAND the difference!? Understand that yes, “if you confess with your mouth and believe in your heart that Jesus is Lord and He was raised from the dead, you will be saved” (Romans 10:9), but at the same token, understand that “Many will say to me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name and in your name drive out demons and in your name perform many miracles?’ Then I will tell them PLAINLY, ‘I never knew you. Away from me, you evil does!'” (Matthew 7:22-23) WOW!! I don’t know bout you, but I understood that verse clearly and know for a facto that I do NOT want to hear those words come from Jesus’ mouth, PLAINLY as He put it…! So I understand that just confessing Him with my mouth and believing Him in my heart is just not enough…I must do the works..

So all in all, understanding is an act we must all work on. We must seek and ask the Lord for it and “cherish her and embrace her“. We need understanding to have successful relationships and fellowship, otherwise it would be just a bunch of circles and mumbo jumbo! So talk, share and not only that; but hear and listen as well so that you, we, me, I (I’m talking to me too) may understand and we must also acknowledge what we understand by doing it.

You cannot move forward unless you understand your now and what to do next.
Remember that.

||The opposite of understand is miss. So if you didn’t understand this, you missed it||

Bless and Be blessed…
-DanikaKayelle XOXO

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