When something hard hits me, I immediately begin to wonder. My emotions get out of control. It takes me to stop and remind myself to focus. The things that hit us the hardest, were not meant to destroy us.
We learn daily to walk by faith and not sight. Stop and think about what really is important in life. We don't alway fit in some situations of life and we feel left out. Sadness can fill our souls and off to wonderland we go. Let us stop and bring our thoughts back into the plan of God.
2 Corinthians 5:7 (NIV)
For we live by faith, not by sight.
I will say it again, I don't believe hard situations where meant to stop us. God wants to lead our lives. Sometimes in that leading, we are drawn away from the the one thing we love the most. Scripture tells us that all things works together.
Romans 8:28 (NIV)
"We know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose".
Just like a flower, it was meant to be a seed. A seed that would need dirt, water, sunshine and would develop into something beautiful. A beautiful flower that went through the process of change and into purpose. Your life is not different that this one seed of hope. God wants you to grow in his plan. Jeremiah 29:11 A plan, A promise and A future. Look at you now, you have developed over the years into a stronger person. A person who has learned to let go of things and trust God through it all.
I can honestly say this, somethings in life will never make sense to the human brain. As much as we try to figure things out, it won't happen. This when you must stop the thinking process and start the trusting process. Reminding you that flowers don't just blossom over night, but it takes time.
1 John 5:4 (NIV)
for everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith.
MY HEART ~
As Jesus enters your heart, you will find a life changing experience. It becomes time for growing in life. We were born on a certain day and many of us look forward to our birthdays. A time of celebrating you and the joy just becomes real. I want to live my life with that same feeling. Knowing that a new day has arrived, the joy becomes real and my strength comes from God. He has planted people in the middle of my heart and they just know when to message me. Yesterday was another day of proof of that, I had a friend call me just to say, "I'm praying for you and I care about you". She wasn't sure what was happening in my life, but God knew.
There is something about God knowing that makes my joy becomes stronger. There is something about God knowing that makes my heart rest in him. I hope you do the same thing. I am not saying there are not hard times or hard days because there are those days. But there days of complete joy and no wonder of what God is doing. I want to go back to the flower and the seed again. The seed was planted, it took time to becomes the flower it was meant to be. Lots of rain and sunshine brought it to completion. Just like you and me during good times and hard times of life. Together, God has this and I just know it.
My prayers are with you, your family and friends today. Some of you are enjoy the best day ever and others will struggle with things. My mind knows that and it's important to continue to count blessings.