James 4:10 (NIV)
Come near to God and he will come near to you.
BE THE ONE ~
To make a positive difference
Speaking of the Lord's will, it takes us changing our will to his will. So easy to say and much harder to do at times. Life is full of change and I speak of that often. Last night I was leading a group of women and talking about the full armor of God. There are things we can do to protect our minds and life. The is a way that God made for us and we don't fully use it. Putting on the full armor is just like getting dressed daily. Maybe we don't see a physical armor but putting on those thoughts to protect us in a new day is important. Our thoughts can carry us a million miles without leaving a chair or place in life.
I have talked with many people and over time I have came to this conclusion. Our childhood does affect us as adults. Maybe your were treated not in a good way, negative things just bounce back a lot and you need freedom from that. I know that only God can restore a broken heart and mind. Only you can press those thoughts when they come. I personally went through a childhood of not having friends in grade school. I was teased a lot and made fun of on the playground. Even teased at home and I promised myself that I would grow up to be kind. I wanted to teach others to be kind. It didn't happen over night, but I pressed through those thoughts and now living what I said I would. That doesn't mean that I don't still remember things or have days I might shed a tear over being a kid. I feel that I missed part of my childhood by living in fear of people. The bible says:
James 4:17 (NIV)
If anyone, then, knows the good they ought to do and doesn’t do it, it is sin for them.
I know that God has called me to write. Not just a blog but a book. I must see myself qualified because God doesn't call the qualified but qualifies the called! God is able to take your childhood and turn it to a good use in helping others. You didn't just happen upon this blog, but you came to it by the holy spirit. I believe that God restores, changes our yesterdays and promises us a future. Jeremiah 29:11 A plan, A promise and a future. It takes us letting go of what we can not change and focus on what we can. Nobody said this life would be easy. James 4:17 speaks about knowing to do what is good. Sometimes we must press on and just do what is right.
Sometimes depends on you to be you in God. Maybe that won't go to church, or read a bible. Maybe they just don't care to hear about Jesus. You can be Jesus with skin on and live an example of doing what is right before them. I've been through many hards days of life and I look back to see who far God has brought me today. This day is amazing and I just woke up. I wake up to first thank God for a new day and ask him to guide my words, my footsteps and all that is before me. Sure I have plans, but my plans can change suddenly and here I am. I have become a stronger person in God by allowing him to help me breathe again.
BE THE ONE ~
To send a person a encouraging text message
To open a door for someone
To let a car enter before you
To show kindness in all situations
To be Jesus with skin on
AND the list continues........
Purpose this day a good day. Casting down those negative thoughts and press on. My prayers continue for you, your family and friends.