There are things in life that scare us. Some of our lives go through hard stuff and find the testimony waiting. There are disappointments, trials and tears that come in life. Yet, God has put all together the bad, the good and the ugly to help me inspire others. I began to live by words in Proverbs and began to seek the Lord for help. The why of things had to go away and finding peace within became a life style.
Proverbs 3:5-8 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.
7 Do not be wise in your own eyes;
fear the Lord and shun evil.
8 This will bring health to your body
and nourishment to your bones.
I MADE IT ~
My own life's example, has helped others to press through to find a place only God can give to us. It had to begin inside of me and letting go of things I couldn't change. Words can keep us bound in life or give us freedom to press forward. I write you today because there is freedom in knowing you have been forgiven and freedom in a new day. Life goes by quick and see kids graduation high school and begin the wonder of how that happen so quick. All the time we are aging and never quite see that until the wrinkles come. I honestly look into a mirror and see age at times, but inside my head, I am younger.
Wisdom can come from age because of all the things we have gone through. I know many people who age, but never quite get the wisdom thing. Making right choices and decisions comes from wanting to do the right thing. Also, from our own mindsets of how we view things. I like to think I always handle things the way God would, but I am not God and do make mistakes.
Jeremiah 29:11-13 New International Version (NIV)11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. 12 Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. 13 You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.
SEEK THE LORD ~
When I decided to seek the Lord with all my heart, things changed within my mindset. My view of things can better and my attitude of praise began. It takes time to let go of somethings and it takes time to become a stronger person. Throughout life, we find that mistakes happens, sorrows come, joy comes and life becomes a mixture of ups plus downs. Even the strongest person you know, go through battles maybe they tell no one. God has a plan for your life and he holds true to his word (Bible). Don't give up because often people who press through, see far more than you even dreamed about in life.
I am living a dream writing you daily. I pressed through my own mindset of not being good enough to know I am good enough. I spell some words wrong and struggle with writing, but I know God said write to you. I am a stronger confident woman today than ever. I know who I am in God and who I am to others. I allow him to use my life and that includes mistakes. People want to see real people and not jus someone who quotes a scripture. Life is about living and living is sharing.
My prayers continue for you, your family and friends. Purpose this a good day!