For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength
As I walked behind my granddaughter (Brookley) heading into school, I say this words, "keep going because if you stop it makes the others behind us stop".
KEEP GOING ~
Looking at this picture, it shows in the bottom picture how the person sits down and stops. As the mind continues to encourage one's self, you reach the top of this: YES I DID IT. A feeling of accomplishment and knowing that you did not stop. There are things in life that just makes me move slow and often we do stop.
Galatians 6:9-10New Living Translation (NLT)So let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up. 10 Therefore, whenever we have the opportunity, we should do good to everyone—especially to those in the family of faith.
KEEP GOING ~
Each of us run this race of life different. We are still heading toward the goal of Heaven but circumstances in our own lives direction us. There are times that a deep breathe is needed and times that we just need a little encouragement to keep going. Stopping is not an option when we serve God. I personally know that. When I was 32 years old and my brother went to Heaven, I didn't have the energy to press forward. My life was connected not to a power source of life, but people who said hurtful words. Words can stop us or help us. Words can encourage us or destroy us. But our own determination of life keeps us going.
KEEP GOING ~
I realize now that I stopped living in freedom when my brother died. I was so hurt by people who I thought were my friends and even church people. I focused on my own hurt and not my children. I remember my dad leaving earth when I was a teenager and I never understood why my mom stopping living. Now I understand far more than I did in younger years. We grieve in different ways and it never goes away, just a new way of dealing with it. That' my personal opinion of my own life.
God wants us to keep stepping up in life and keep pressing forward. The Bible speaks of us not leaning to our own understand but to him. Think of each step of life as a learning experience and keep looking up. Up in that big sky is painted different everyday, but think of who paints that sky. A God of wonders and love. A God that does give and does take away. There is a season for all things. A time to be born and a time to die. I don't know my number of years or days or moments that I have left, but I choose to live in freedom of mind. Freedom of knowing that though the pain, I have seen the gain in God.
I had steps of anger, frustration and even doubt in the power of God. As I sat down on the bottom step, I was tired and I didn't get it. My mind kept telling me but what if I take another step. What if God is real and I miss seeing my brother and dad again. What If, what if, what if I didn't take that step of looking up? Those all those thoughts to enter my mind and God entered my heart. He drew me by his holy spirit and I know he is real. I know there are things I don't understand but my trust is God is greater.
What is today is the day that freedom come to your mind? Don't miss out on the blessings of God because you can't press forward. Sit on the bottom step and only look at the next step. You might not know what is next, but you certainly can do it. I believe you can and I know you can. God is greater than yesterdays of pain. HE is the only one who brings peace in the middle of change. I do so much about the readers of my blog, I value your prayers as well.
I'm praying right for you, your family and friends. It is often best not to look at the complete staircase, but just the next step! Purpose this a good day.