1 Thessalonians 5:23 New International Version (NIV)
May God himself, the God of peace, sanctify you through and through. May your whole spirit, soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
My life has been about a little girl who wanted things when she grew up. The biggest thing I ever wanted was kindness from others. I was bullied as a kid at school, teachers spoke harshly at times and I was totally scared of our principal in Elementary school. Growing up in the 1960's brought you to the principals off if you were bad. It was there you would get slap on your hand for being bad or was it? Was it only what kids said, because I never went to the principals office.
Lets fast forward to the year 2017. I help out a lot at my granddaughters Elementary School. I heard someone say, "I did not sign up for this". It came from a teacher and her classroom was a very hard one. Several kids would not listen, follow the rules and do their work. She was stressed and a substitute teacher. You might say, "oh it's because she was a substitute". One day, I saw the principal of the school come to help her. The kids immediately listen and things changed. This school has the most amazing teachers, principal and staff. Kindness to kids lives there and so does authority. Substitute teachers are important in our children's lives. Teachers get sick, have appointments and can't be there all the times. We need to teach children about kindness even more.
From 1960 to 2019 ~ I have seen much change over the land I walk on. I continue to see the importance of one life and kindness to others. I have seen the importance of kindness to myself and taking time for me. Life moves so fast and I can still remember that 4th grade teacher and the kids laughing at her words to me. Someone told me to let it go and I have, but I can still see it in my brain. My uglies of life have changed me into a better person. Each day I allow God to mold me to become better and not bitter over somethings. We grow up but never forget somethings that happen to us as kid and adults. The day I excepted Jesus into my heart, began a new experience of learning.
The point of my story today is this. We can be put into situations we never thought would happen. We can find a good outcome to it and we need each other. I don't believe God created us to live alone or do things alone. I believe he has given us opportunities to be a friend and have a friend. There was a point in my life when I stayed away from people. It might be hard to believe but the truth. I stayed inside my house for fear of what others might say to me. I let my own mind create fear because of words said to me. I want to tell you today that God does not give the spirit of fear but of power love and a sound mind ~ 2 Timothy 1:7.
Things seem to always work out. It doesn't always work the way we think or the we want, but they out. God has created a path of life for each of us. Our very own choices guide us and direction us on a daily bases. Let us not forget that the enemy of our soul divides us from the truth. Keep you mind stayed on him and allow change to be positive in your life. Reaching out isn't always easy but necessary at times.
I DID SIGN UP FOR THIS ~
I did sign up for freedom in God. I did sign up to purpose good days and have friends. I did sign up to allow God to use my life in a positive way, but I had to over come my own self. Years ago, life changed me into to God's way. I learned to trust him and lean to him on things I just don't understand. He brings peace into my mind and joy into my soul. I love helping others and I love praying for others too. I know that God has done many miracles in my families life and I praise him daily for that. I know that God continues to do miracles and I'm holding on for some family and friends too. It's our viewpoint that matters in life. I could see my life in a disappointing way or I can see my life in a positive way. I choose positive!
One more thing, Life isn't always how it appears to others. Never wish you were anyone but you. God created you to do the things you do and others for the same reason. There is something amazing about you and your important. Never doubt that God's grace doesn't carry us through things and his mercy is forever. Purpose this a good day and share hope. I got your back in prayer, your family and friends too.