Life can pass us by and we don't see the value of our lives. I remember going to a life celebration service of someone who went to Heaven. Beautiful words were spoken and I wondered if that person ever knew so many people saw them in a great way.
I don't always see myself the way others do in life. I had some words said to me yesterday that brought tears to my eyes. I have known a person for 6 years and she spoke words of encouragement to continue to write. God has called me to write and I often pull back from that gift. I don't want to be like that and I truly want to live in the words of Philippians 4:13 ~ my translation is this: I CAN DO THIS.
Hebrews 11 New International Version (NIV)
Faith in Action
Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. 2 This is what the ancients were commended for. 3 By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God’s command, so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible.
LIVE BY EXAMPLE ~
You can read the complete Chapter of Hebrews 11. It will brings names into the story of how different people lived by faith. There missions were different and yet called upon the name of God. By faith we understand that God formed the earth and he also created each of us. Each of us have a design for our lives. We are not meant to be the same but different. Different in the ways of our gifting by God. What has God created you to do? When I ask that question to some people, they simply do not know. It takes time to understand what God wants us to do.
I remember the year was 2004 and we were caught in a ripe tide in Cabo. It appeared to be the end of my life to me, but God saw fit to bring us (Family) out of the waters. I returned home to a Women's Pastor (Rene) asking me to teach a book. I said yes, because in the waters I remember I ask God for another chance to teach. He heard me and I haven't stopped teaching since 2004. My life changed, but another event change it event more. Rene asked me to teach the women at our church on the topic of this: NEW BEGINNINGS. I certainly know about knew beginnings and second chances in life. Sometimes we need more than a second chance. When I put my foot on the first step of the platform, I felt something different. I felt God showed me this was my purpose!
Over all the years of life, I never quite knew my purpose until 2004. I've struggled with writing, comparing my life and just the wonder of many things. When I decided to turn my thoughts to God and think before I spoke, I became a different purpose. I'm not in my 60's and living life daily the best I know how. I try hard in doing the right thing and I know that my example makes a different.
YOUR EXAMPLE ~
MAKES A DIFFERENCE
We live one day at a time and learning that forgiving is important. Takes Jesus example, he did the right thing as he walked on earth. He ran into circumstances and knew he was placed here on earth to do his father's will. You and I are placed here on earth to do our father's (GOD) will too. Take care of you physically, spiritually and mentally. Keep right thoughts and remember this: I can do all this through him who gives me strength ~ Philippians 4:13
My prayers continue for you, your family and friends.