Ephesians 2:10 New Living Translation (NLT)
For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.
1 Thessalonians 5:9-11 New American Standard Bible (NASB)
9 For God has not destined us for wrath, but for obtaining salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ, 10 who died for us, so that whether we are awake or asleep, we will live together with Him. 11 Therefore encourage one another and build up one another, just as you also are doing.
LIFESTYLE CHANGE ~
Going through the hard times of life, can change us. We can become bitter with hard things if we are not careful. Knowing that somethings were our very own choices and not God at all. Sometimes we take things into our own hands and then wonder why God didn't answer different. It was never God's plan to destroy you or me. Hard things happens to each of us. Then good things happen to each of us too. Our minds must let go of what we can not change.
EXTRAORDINARY DESTINY ~
It comes to those to press through the storms of life and say yes to God
What is God calling you to do and you are holding back? This new day brings new thoughts, new choices and new desires too. I have found that my purpose is to write and to help others. I enjoy helping out and being a part of things. I have often felt very left out and expected a bit too much. Over time, I've learn to take expectations off of things. I have also learned to protect my own mind and bring my thoughts back to right thinking. I find it crazy how you can travel a lot of miles in your mind while sitting in one chair. Growing up I was a kid who believed when I grew up, things would be better. I have found that to be true and I wanted to teach others to be kind. I am doing that and I didn't even realize how much until this summer is ending.
I do believe God has greater things for you and for me. I believe the word of God and I know his faithfulness over the years. It was I who pulled away from God and I struggled in earlier years. I didn't see myself the way God does but compared my life to others. I just wasn't quite good enough or fit into a group of people. I have lost and I have gained. I have cried and I have smiled. I have flip sides to certain things of life and I'm sure you do too. We have too much to gain by serving God my friends, but sometimes we just can't look beyond today. That's where living in today matters. Do your best to purpose this a good day and count blessings of yesterdays.
1 John 3:20 New International Version (NIV)
20 If our hearts condemn us, we know that God is greater than our hearts, and he knows everything.
Romans 8:1-2 New International Version (NIV)
Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus,2 because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit who gives life has set you free from the law of sin and death.
There is freedom from the past, present and future. My prayers continue for you, your family and friends. You have an extraordinary destiny ~ Sparkie