Have you ever planned ahead and when that time came, you realize you aren't where you thought you would be? Each day is a new beginning and sometimes it's best to take one day at a time. It's not to late to begin again in life.
Romans 12:1-8 NIV A Living Sacrifice
12 Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. 2 Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.
Humble Service in the Body of Christ
3 For by the grace given me I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the faith God has distributed to each of you.
4 For just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, 5 so in Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others.
6 We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us. If your gift is prophesying, then prophesy in accordance with your faith; 7 if it is serving, then serve; if it is teaching, then teach; 8 if it is to encourage, then give encouragement; if it is giving, then give generously; if it is to lead, do it diligently; if it is to show mercy, do it cheerfully.
HOW CAN THIS BE ~
JESUS FORGIVES AND FORGETS!
Each of us hold our own purpose in life. We are given gifts by God and he wants us to use them. One of mine is to write and to lead by being real. Sometimes life just hurts and is disappointing. Things haven't turned out the way I thought it would. Thoughts run through my head of wishing I had done things different when I was younger. Yet, if I had done things different would I be who I am today? I'm not sure of that answer but I am sure of who I serve today. God has been my source and strength in hard times. I ran from him in younger years and even older years. I am settled now into his plan and pressing toward to a higher place. I'm no different than anyone else, I have hopes and dreams too.
Let go of what you can not change and change the things you can!
My prayers continue for you, your family and friends.