Jeremiah 29:11-13 New International Version (NIV)
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.
TALK TO ME ~
Let us not grow bitter, when things happen that are out of our control. That is when the why's of life happen and we can grow into a frustrated person if not careful. Learning that God's plan for our life is to prosper as our soul prospers. Keeping our eyes set on God and desiring his will more than anything. I have found myself growing as I turn to God in things. I want my soul to prosper.
3 John 2 New King James Version (NKJV)
Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers.
TALK TO ME ~
I was talking with someone and they actually viewed me different than I viewed myself. I have gone through many struggles in life and they said they would have never guessed that. I have nightmares many nights of negative words people have said about me. I even find myself running and trying to protect myself. When I wake up, I find that the full armor of God is waiting for me to put on. I have the power to change my own mindset and remind myself it was a dream, not reality. The words in my dream were real and it is like a replay of a bad movie at night. Yet, there is freedom in the day time and God helps me control my own thoughts. I have learn to run to God with all things.
We can not help our childhood or past adulthood but we certainly can help our now of life. It's all about the way we think, act and believe. I believe big that God is able to handle whatever I face this day. The past is past and I can't move forward without taking a new step. Just like climbing stairs, we can see the step in front of us, but it takes action to go to it. Your action is far greater than you might realize today. People watch your life and want you in their life. Often people pull away because it's better for them, but what about you? Left behind with thoughts and new normals. Remind yourself what God says when he speaks of never leaving you.
As I attend my church, I find that there are new people all the time. People searching for a new church home or just beginning. I spoke with a woman yesterday and she was missing something in her life. I believe that something is God, community with others and God draws people by his spirit. Getting involved in my church was a life saver for me. God had a bigger plan for my life and I see that now. I have met some amazing people and I value friendships. Sometimes it is just nice to see where God has brought you from in life. Purpose this a good day!
My prayers continue for you, your family and friends.