Change happens and we can become better people through it or bitter people through it.
TRUST IN THE LORD ~
I had times in my life when I totally said, "I don't get it God". The wonder of why something happens and changes our normals to not normal anymore. The heartbreak of change can brings us so far down and we need encouragement to believe again.
Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 King James Version (KJV)
3 To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:
2 A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;
3 A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up;
4 A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
5 A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;
6 A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away;
7 A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
8 A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.
I GET IT NOW GOD ~
There is a season for all things
In my own life, I've experienced seasons of change. Every ten years, I can look back and see the same person, but different. I'm not who I was in my 20's, 30's.40's,50's or even beginning my 60's. Each day, month and year has grown me and I would handle things different now than younger years. I can not go back and change one thing. I can live in today and press forward.
I have written before about not having regrets in life. Sometimes we do and we can live in those times. I don't think I would change one thing about my life or that might change who I am. I'm not happy I went through some terrible times of life, but I can allow God to use those times to grow me. A learning experience or helping someone else get through some pain of their lives. But I choose not to live in regret or I do have I wished I had done moments. Like I wish I said this or that, but it's over now.
a feeling of sadness, repentance, or disappointment over something that has happened or been done.
It's a new day and a new season. It all begins with right thinking and pressing forward. One question, what has God gifted you to do and your not doing it? Now, ask yourself why you are not doing it? Life is way to short and there is someone who needs you to press forward. As you think about this, I would be praying for you, your family and friends.
For me, I know God has gifted me to encourage others. Through my deepest pains of my life, I use it to help someone else get through their pain. I know what it feels like for loved ones to leave this earth and enter Heaven. I lived through less money of life and budget every dollar. I know what it feels like to loose the house we were buying (3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, family room, hot tub and more) down to a two bedroom apartment with two kids). I know pain of lose of material things and the need continued. I know the loss of spiritual things as well. My pulling back from God and church hurts. I'll stop there because I want to leave with this thought:
I know the LOVE of God and his faithful to me! I know his miracle working power of change and in all seasons he was there. It was I who left him. Now I allow God to use my life to help others and continue to write daily to help someone. I never really know who reads my blog, but I know that God uses it. So my friend, allow God to use your life as well. Inspire, encourage and love yourself. My prayers do continue as you continue on your journey with Life with God.