WHAT ABOUT THE GOOD NEWS ~
Our lives are purposed and we can make good things happen
1 Corinthians 15 Easy-to-Read Version (ERV)The Good News About Jesus ChristNow, brothers and sisters, I want you to remember the Good News I told you. You received that Good News message, and you continue to base your life on it. 2 That Good News, the message you heard from me, is God’s way to save you. But you must continue believing it. If you don’t, you believed for nothing.
3 I gave you the message that I received. I told you the most important truths: that Christ died for our sins, as the Scriptures say; 4 that he was buried and was raised to life on the third day, as the Scriptures say; 5 and that he appeared to Peter and then to the twelve apostles. 6 After that Christ appeared to more than 500 other believers at the same time. Most of them are still living today, but some have died. 7 Then he appeared to James and later to all the apostles.8 Last of all, he appeared to me. I was different, like a baby born before the normal time.
9 All the other apostles are greater than I am. I say this because I persecuted the church of God. That is why I am not even good enough to be called an apostle. 10 But, because of God’s grace, that is what I am. And his grace that he gave me was not wasted. I worked harder than all the other apostles. (But I was not really the one working. It was God’s grace that was with me.) 11 So then it is not important if I told you God’s message or if it was the other apostles who told you—we all tell people the same message, and this is what you believed.
It's up to us to tell the story of Jesus and how he forgives our sins. I love that a new beginning can happen and it's still up to us to forgive ourselves, plus others. By forgiving someone, it doesn't mean that you must put them back into your life. God gives us wisdom who to be around and does this person bring out the best in you?
Life's journey takes us each different places and that is why we can learn from each other. It's not always about you, but others. It's also not always about others but take care of you. A balance and a life time of success can be yours. Live in the freedom of the Lord and make good decisions. My prayers continue for you, your family and friends. Each new day is a chance to make a difference and live life to the fullest. We can learn to make the best of each situation of life. It is simply our choice.