Romans 8:37 (NIV)
No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. 38 For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, 39 neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
We must be careful in the things that separate us from the truth. The truth being the word of God (Bible) and living in freedom of who God says we are in life. I had too many days of staying inside my house and afraid of what others might say. I went through a very hard time of life, but I look back now to see how it was the enemy of my soul trying to stop my life. If the devil can convince you that you are not good enough or you don't deserve better, he divides you from the truth. He isn't your friend and anything negative can be a learning experience. It's time to get through things that are hard and leave the past the past on somethings. Why stir up things that only bring you down, make you cry or divide you from a place of worship (Church).
I find my hope in God and I see that connecting with others has a divine purpose. I want to keep learning and growing into a better person. I want to overcome the things I can not change and change the things I can. I say this a lot and it's important that you see this. I have talked to many people and it's sometimes a few church people who hurt them. It's not the majority or a few that causes the great divide in their soul. But what about the ONE who paid it all and wants you to connect with others? Was what Jesus did on the cross enough?
I HAVE A FEELING ~
There is a song that says: I have a feeling everything going to be alright!
I love the song because it speaks of how the devil tried to stop you, but he couldn't. There is power in the name of Jesus and power behind positive thinking. A mindset that is focus on God is one of a determination that nobody can stop. It's going after what is right in life and living the best life you can. Life isn't just about material things, but inside things of your heart. God created you for better and giving you free will. Don't forget your free will takes you away from things or into things. You are needed in the lives of others too. We have too much to gain to loose.
Romans 8:31-39 New International Version (NIV)
More Than Conquerors31 What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? 32 He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things? 33 Who will bring any charge against those whom God has chosen? It is God who justifies. 34 Who then is the one who condemns? No one. Christ Jesus who died—more than that, who was raised to life—is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us. 35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? 36 As it is written:
“For your sake we face death all day long;
we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered.”
37 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. 38 For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, 39 neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
My prayers continue for you, your family and friends. Life is truly short and we never know what a day will bring. I hope this day brings you closer to the Lord and closer to your family and friends. Don't let anyone's words plant inside your mind that is negative. God says we are more than conquers in this life.