Psalm 139:14 New International Version (NIV)
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful,
I know that full well.
Sometimes God is directing our paths different than what we might think. I can look back on life and see how all the things have mixed together for good. God creates us, but we have free will to make choices in life. A choice to live by faith and his word. I am not who I was in my younger years. I have been through things that changed me forever. I had to learn to let go of somethings of life.
Proverbs 3:5-6 New International Version (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
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You are made to fit into a community of people who serve the Lord. We must remember that all people are just people. People who are just like you and me. People who make wrong choices and ask God to forgiven them. People who say things that hurt and we learn to let go. Holding a grudge or hard thing in life only hurts you. You were never meant to be hurt, but people do hurt us. I know people who have gotten hurt in church years ago and refuse to go back. I did that myself years ago and learn that it was just a person who said the wrong thing. It was just person who judged me wrongly. It was words that hurt and I didn't want that to stop my life. As I went back to church, I found amazing friends and God ready to heal my heart. God had a plan for me to be used by him and so do you. Letting go, if your choice too.
I have seen miracles in people at church. People who hold on and refuse to let the enemy win. Yes, people with titles can hurt us too, but lets remember they are just people too. We have all sinned the Bible says but God renews our lives. I hope this makes sense to you, but don't stop going to church. It is where God intended us to be and to share hope with others. Our lives becomes an amazing example to others. Each of our own choices makes such a big difference. You are important and never doubt that. You were meant to stand out in life because God made you that way. Each of us holds a place and purpose on earth, even after we leave earth. What will people remember about you? I hope mine is one of doing my best daily and living by faith. Knowing that God is able and brought me through the hardest things of life to my now.
STAND OUT FOR JESUS ~
My thoughts and prayers continue for you, your family and friends. Purpose this a good day!