Proverbs 3:5-6 New International Version (NIV)
5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart
and lean not on your own understanding;
6 in all your ways submit to him,
and he will make your paths straight.
LEAN NOT ON YOUR OWN UNDERSTANDING ~
The one thing I didn't want hear was this, "God is going to use this season to help someone". It made me question why God allows hard things in my life to help someone else? For example, I was only a teenager when my dad died. Someone said, "God needed him more than you do". That was the biggest lie in my brain, because I needed my dad. Words are powerful and they plant inside heads. Not only inside a head, but a heart. I still feel the loose of my dad years later, but I will never say those words to anyone in life. I often wondered where the compassion was for a teenager. I remember going to my room and not coming out until that person left. I avoided them from that point on.
Dictionary says: one who professes belief in the teachings of Jesus Christ
I believe in Jesus and I want to live that example to others. I do my best daily to guard my words and live according to the Bible. I have learned to stop and think because I speak. There are words that should never be said to others. I even remember being a kid and crying over words from others. I treat kids with respect too. Jesus cared about little children and said to let them come to him. It all begins when we change our mindsets to God's plan.
Jeremiah 29:11 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
WAVES OF CHANGE ~
There will be hard seasons of life, but they will end. There have been times I called upon the name of Jesus and he answered. Never forget that healing or change comes in the process of a new day. God is on your side and wants the best for you. This hard season will pass and I've been through a lot of them. I have learned to purpose a good day and keep the peace of God within my heart.
PRAYER AND PRAISE ~
These two words go together. Through my prayers, I begin to thank God for this life. A life that he has given me and many of my own choices have brought sorrows. I can't blame God for something I did and my yesterdays have guided my today. I choose to believe big in God and let go of things I can't change. I can teach through the mistakes of life and know that God has a bigger plan. Yes, God can use your mistakes for the good. Keeping the faith and allowing God to mold you. Keep the word (Bible) alive in your life and keep the faith.
Waves of change, can be good waves too. God will continue to bring your blessings upon blessings. Choose to see the good in a new day. My prayers continue for you, your family and friends.