When I saw this statement in this picture, it open my mind. My thoughts began and I suddenly realize how important my story is to someone. I've been through a lot and I've held back sharing part of my story. I've been hurt a lot and people judge without knowing me. My past has painful parts, but yet many happy times!
Maybe your story is the same way. The good is mixed with the hard times and it is who you are. Each situation of life forms us and molds us. Something we can change and somethings we can not change. A bittersweet part of life. We can not live in the past or dwell on things we wish we had done different. It becomes a real battle of thoughts and we must battle our thoughts with positive ones. It's important to battle our thoughts with scriptures too.
Philippians 4:8 (NIV)
8 Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.
A NEW THOUGHT ~ I was created for purpose
Psalm 139:13 (NIV)
13 For you created my inmost being;
you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
I see the importance of seeing myself the way God does. He has created each of us for purpose. Time changes each of us. We either become a bitter or better person. As I was teaching the other night, I told the ladies I can look back to see how much I have grown in God. I didn't do this alone, but with the prayers of family and friends. It took me reaching out, but I believe the prayers of our family and friends matter too. God connects our lives together for a larger purpose. Just like he took the time to knit our lives together inside our mother's womb.
Proverbs 18:1010 The name of the Lord is a strong tower;
the righteous run to it and are safe.
Plants some thoughts of hope and know that God is the a strong tower. Things in life will happen and it will mold us. Each one of us have the opportunity to believe big and hold tight to God's word. It is very important not to compare your life with someone else. We learn on different levels in school and we continue to learn on a different levels in life after graduation. It is very important to LIVE in TODAY!
What has God created you for in life? Maybe your not in a good place of life and need prayers. Then you came to the right place. I pray daily for those who read my blog, our family and friends. I don't need to know your name because God does. I care enough to write and care enough to pray daily over those who are connected to this blog. God puts people unto our path of life for reasons!
Don't forget that you are not an accident, but was knitted together in your mother's womb. I continue to hold tight to Jeremiah 29:11 A plan, A promise and A future. God wants more for you my friend. Begin to pray and God will begin to answer. The Bible says in verse 10 above, "the righteous run to it and are safe".
YOU ARE SAFE ~
YOU ARE CREATED FOR PURPOSE ~
YOU WERE KNITTED TOGETHER ~
It took time to become who are you today. Each step, each moment and each thought is powerful. It is like turning on a light switch and the room is not longer dark. Things come to light as you press into the word of God and allow him freedom to change you. It's not by accident that you are reading this. There is something in your life that God is working on. He works behind the scenes of our lives. He hears the cry of your heart:
Psalm 34:17 ~
The righteous cry out, and the LORD hears them; he delivers them from all their troubles.
THOUGHTS ~ are powerful
Make sure you keep your mind on things God has already done and what he is going to do. His promises are true and amen. Taking life one day at a time is often needed, but planning on tomorrow. Moment by moment, God changes you and that changes your outlook at things too. Thank you for taking the time to read this and plant hope into a new day. Your story will affect not only you, but help someone else along the way.
My prayers continue for you, your family and friends.