THE BEAUTY OF A NEW DAY ~
We live in different places and there are different seasons of life.
MY PERSONAL STORY ~
I want to share a few things today with you. The book of Ecclesiastes (Bible) shares of everything having a season. I've have prayers answered and I've had unanswered prayers. I've had things I totally understand and things I don't understand. A time of crying and yet a time of reaping.
Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 New International Version (NIV)
A Time for Everything
3 There is a time for everything,
and a season for every activity under the heavens:
2 a time to be born and a time to die,
a time to plant and a time to uproot,
3 a time to kill and a time to heal,
a time to tear down and a time to build,
4 a time to weep and a time to laugh,
a time to mourn and a time to dance,
5 a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,
a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing,
6 a time to search and a time to give up,
a time to keep and a time to throw away,
7 a time to tear and a time to mend,
a time to be silent and a time to speak,
8 a time to love and a time to hate,
a time for war and a time for peace.
Each day brings us new beginnings. A new sunrise and choices to make quickly and choices to think about in life. I have seen the power of one wrong choice and the affects it leaves on lives. One choice doesn't always affect one person, but many. I've made my own wrong choices in life. There was a time when I just like it bother me so bad that it made me sick inside. My soul wasn't living in peace and neither was my mind. It was when I decided to turn it all over to God and allow him to mend my heart and live according to his plan for my life.
I walked through a season of life when I felt I wasn't good enough to write, teach or lead people to Jesus. I wasn't sure what to say or how to say it. After all, I have sinned and people treated me different. It was through that season of life that I grew away from people. It was how this ministry of you-don't-even-know happened. Nobody knew the depth of my pain or sorrow but God. Then God spoke to my heart and said trust him. Little by little I began to feel that tug of God on my heart. It was through that trust that my feet would find a new path of living and loving beyond limits.
Here I am today writing you and thankful for new beginnings each day of life. Planning for tomorrow but living in today. I ask myself each night, what could I have done different today that would make things better tomorrow. A huge questions, but it grows me daily in God and I feel freedom in his holy spirit. Not everybody understands me and I've learned that's okay. I follow the tug in my heart and I know that God is right here with me.
One word of advice today, don't live in the past and miss the present. Our very own choices guides us into a better life or bitter life!
My prayers continue for you, your family and friends.