Everything mixed together has made me who I am today. Over time I've learned to forgive and forget. I must go back to the teachings in the Bible and know that my own decisions makes a difference. My own attitude is an example to not only others, but myself. As I write you, it always hits me first what I write.
Proverbs 3:1-6 New International Version (NIV)
Wisdom Bestows Well-Being
My son, do not forget my teaching,
but keep my commands in your heart,
2 for they will prolong your life many years
and bring you peace and prosperity.
3 Let love and faithfulness never leave you;
bind them around your neck,
write them on the tablet of your heart.
4 Then you will win favor and a good name
in the sight of God and man.
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
I HOPE I NEVER FORGET ~
Each day is a new beginnings. I can keep the command of God in my heart. When I trust God, I lean not to my own understanding on somethings. I must submit my ways to God and live in peace. All great things to talk about and a little harder to do at times. I had the greatest day at church yesterday and all of sudden, a thought came into my mind. A thought that lead me down a road of tears and I had to bring myself back to peace. God is in control and I do believe that. God is handling things I don't have any control of in life. I know God and I know peace, but it takes my own mind to stay there.
There are times of feeling lost, broken and feeling like God doesn't hear you. Keep pursuing his word and keep the faith. It is often hard to see through a cloud in our lives. Asking why, when and how come this happen can keep going through our minds. I will share a personal experience with you. My husband (Terry) was a union carpenter for 30 plus years. There would be many times he would come home and say he got laid off work. I would begin to cry because I knew it meant lack of money, change and when would he get another job. Sometimes it would be days, weeks, months and times became hard. Then he would get another job and off we go again. This pattern happen for over 30 years. It was the stress of how to pay bills, food, clothes and needs for our family.
Terry could have chosen a different profession but he liked doing carpenter work. He could have chosen one company to work for his complete career but he chose the union. Life would move forward and he would retired on a medical disability. His body hurt from years of working and a new normal would begin. My point today is change happens to each of us. Change over days, change over weeks, change over months and change over years.
As the clock ticks, our lives continue to grow older. It is important to take the wisdom we have learned from younger years and share with others. I had someone tell me how lucky I am in life. I appear to have everything through someone else's eyes. I looked at my own life and I hope I never forget what God has done for me. You might not want to be me if you knew the things I've gone through. Crazy how people want your now and they don't know the inside stories of now. I am a firm believer to be you. Be the person God created you to be and plan your life out with God.
ONE DAY ~ I ALLOW MYSELF TO FORGIVE MYSELF AND OTHERS
Then Jesus came into my heart and a change began to happen. Thoughts and actions do work together if we allow it. Freedom can come by God and allowing him ways to mold us. Molding yourself into a better person is the key of life. It takes you saying yes to God and letting the process of change begin. I am not saying it's easy to forgive or forget, but it sure makes life better. Each us can grow daily into a better person and grow from what we can't change.
I HOPE I NEVER FORGET WHAT GOD HAS ALREADY DONE IN ME AND THROUGH ME ~
My prayers continue for you, your family and friends.