Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, 3 because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance.4 Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. 5 If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you. 6 But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. 7 That person should not expect to receive anything from the Lord. 8 Such a person is double-minded and unstable in all they do.
DARE TO BELIEVE ~
God has a plan for your life.
Through it all, we each have trials and peaceful times of life. God states in Jeremiah 29:11 he has a plan, a promise and a future for us. Thinking over the goodness of God, I can recall some great days. So many blessings in my life and days of hards things too. Mixed together to bring me to who I am today in God. I have chosen not to become a bitter person over the past. So many things happen and I've grown so much and learned to live by faith. I don't get everything I want and I have found myself in jealous spots of life. Growing, learning and keeping my mind stayed on positive things in my own life. I can see how wrong decisions took me places I never wanted. Yet, good decisions have brought me so much joy.
Verse 2 above says to count it pure joy, when you face trails of many kind. That makes me want to say WHAT? Count it joy, are you kidding me? It continues on by saying, the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Learning and growing in part of life. Our decisions can make us or break up. I was telling someone about my younger years and now I have the opportunity to impart wisdom to others. I don't think I know it all, but I certainly have had my share of hard times. Each hard thing, has grown me into who I am today.
IF YOU LACK WISDOM ~
God says to ASK for it
Prayer changes you, which changes things! Go ahead and trust God with all your heart. When a hard thing happens, give it to God. When a good thing happens, give it to God with praise. You can do this thing called life with a greater outlook. Seeing how far God has brought you, is the key to a great day. Your attitude and your response to things is important. I am not saying it's easy to overcome somethings in life but so necessary to press forward. I can recall some very hard things in life and thinking I would never live through it, but I did. Now I can help others get through some hard things. I never tell anyone what to do, I only give suggestions.
When I wake up in the morning, I choose to believe God has purpose this day for good. I result to allow the enemy of my soul to take a minute of my time. Negative thoughts take us down wrong roads and positive ones come alive to us. I can do all things through Christ. I can choose to keep a positive mindset. I can live this life to the fullest each day. I can put a song in my heart and make this day the best I can. So can you readers of my blog. I value your time in reading this, seeing yourself the way God does and choosing to live this day the best you can. Today is not just about you, but others. Go ahead in encouraging yourself and then others.
Hebrews 10:24 New International Version (NIV)And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds,
My prayers continue for you, your family and friends.