I do not know why ~
I do not understand it all ~
I can tell you this ~ that God works in ways we just don't get. The why of it drives us crazy at times. That is when the Lord says: Do not to lean to your own understanding, I got this!
Proverbs 3:5-6 NIV
5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart
and lean not on your own understanding;
6 in all your ways submit to him,
and he will make your paths straight.
I often think of mistakes.
Mistakes that seem to carry us far away from God and his plan for our lives. Maybe it wasn't my choice or my decision, but the consequences are following my life. Making life to be at a place of being UNFAIR. I saw this quote by C.S.Lewis and thought I would share it today:
"Hardship often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny..."
I was talking to someone yesterday and explaining how the words of someone else, took my mind back to a broken place of life. I sinned and my choices that not only affected me, but others. Often people don't set out to make a mistake or a sin, but it happens. I teach there is no big sin or little sin, sin is just sin. God doesn't put a scale on sin. He rates it the same, wrong! However, our lives do rate sin and circumstances do matter. People are given a chance by God to ask forgiveness and change their lives. Not everyone makes good choices and it's hard watching a life go down the wrong road.
Forgiving someone, doesn't mean we must travel that road with them!
My daughter Tracy has taught me so much about life. I seem to always forgive people and let them back into my life. I get hurt all over again and she said, "mom you don't always have to let a person back into your life". Those words helped me so much and changed my life. You can alway pray for someone.
Sometimes we loose the greatest things in life because of our own choices. Yet, our destiny awaits us. I never thought that some of my deepest hurts would bring God to the front line of my life. I am here today because I choose to rise above words of others. Because of my very own mistakes and going to God with a heart that loved him. I starts youdontevenknow.org because I was in a broken place and you don't even know the depth of it. Only you can begin the healing of mistakes and choices of yourself or someone else. Only God comes to your rescue and rises you higher in high. Yet, it takes time and even years to process some hurts. I'm not sure you ever get over it, but you allow God to be your best friend daily and he puts people in our lives to travel with us. Then a miracle of change can happen and it will never come back again.
God knows everything and that's why you have family and friends who you can speak too. I had a pastor years ago, tell me that he could not pray for me unless I told him details of a situation. I refused to do that and it broke my heart that leadership would say this. This was over 20 plus years ago. I still remember the hurtful words, but I also remember how Jesus came to my rescue. My heart began to heal over time and I began to seek God on a new level. I could see and feel hope arise. Not everyone in leadership can lead with a God like heart. But there are many who do and I choose to be one of them that leads through real situations of my life and I care deeply about others. Details are between God, you and who you choose to talk too. I have been in places of leading while going through a broke place. Not a sin place of my own life, but a broke place because of others. My destiny continues today as I write and I'm glad that God uses my life through words on a page. On a page of I don't even know who read this, but thankful you did. Pray for me, as I pray for you!
MY DESTINY ~
Began before birth and continued as I surrender my will to his will
Each of us have our own story. Story of sin, success and a daily walking out this journey called life!
Let us be careful in judging others, praying for the broken and knowing a new day brings hope. Something we need to let go of and focus on new beginnings. That is much easier said than done at times of life. My prayers are with you who read this, your family and friends. God is greater than our yesterdays and wants the best for our now.