Ephesians 2:10 New Living Translation (NLT)
For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.
THE DIFFERENCE ~
I have found that people who grow up in the same home are different. We were not designed to be the same, but to carry out the plan of God for each of our lives. My story is much different than yours and yet it can have similar things. After giving my heart to God, I found myself changing into a different person. A person who saw things in a new way and I had to let go of many hurts. Hurts did not prosper me, but held me back from God's plan. A promise in Jeremiah for all of us.
Jeremiah 29:11 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.
Have you ever wondered what life is really all about? I have and I know the word of God is true and yet I find struggles in areas of life. I see things that I just don't understand and I must lean to God for help. I need words of wisdom and I need God to lead me. Through it all I've learned to trust in God. Notice that learned word, because we learn things over life. We need his holy spirit to guide us.
Proverbs 3:5-6 New Living Translation (NLT)5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart;
do not depend on your own understanding.
6 Seek his will in all you do,
and he will show you which path to take.
THE DIFFERENCE ~ is within us!
Our choices matter and what we think upon matter. I had days of wondered and it lead me into more sadness and heartbreak. I can turn that thought around by listening to music or taking a drive. Just taking myself away from my own negative thought. I can turned it around even faster by prayer. James 5:15 ~ And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise them up. If they have sinned, they will be forgiven.
The prayer of faith is for you. It can turn your thoughts into seeing the things you do have in life. Letting go of what you can not change but finding a way to balance it all. Balancing with God takes us further than you might realize. Often days of wonder is a good thing too. The wonder of a BIG GOD and knowing that his plan unfolds. Our choices are with positive results too. Purpose to lean to God and see the good today.
My prayers continue for you, your family and friends!