There was a time in my life, when I felt alone and a failure. It took time to retrain my mind, reach out of myself and others who prayed for me. I know the importance of friendship and connects made by God. True friends remind us of who we are and we can do this. This being whatever is before us.
WHO REALLY KNOWS YOU? I believe that answer is God. He allow us to travel this earth with freedom of mind and we are often trapped into wrong thinking. We might forget where God has brought us from in life and it takes a gentle reminder that God is greater than anything I face now. After all, he created the earth, day, night and each of us. The land is beautiful, the wind can be gentle or strong, the friendships we build are more valuable than a dollar. We must rest in God and allow him freedom to mold us.
Philippians 4:6-7 New International Version
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
YOU CAN ONLY IMAGINE ~
How much God loves you!
As I met with a young friend today, I found that God's promises were coming true. I was trying to explain not to compare your life to someone who has gone 20 years ahead of you. Then add 20 more years on that of that. Wow wait a minute, even 20 more years ahead. I am 61 years old and I have 3 times the 20 in my life. So many mistakes, sorrow and disappointments. So many times of comparing my life to someone else. Yet, it's my journey of life that is happening. My stories of success and sorrow mixed together to bring me to my now of life. You can only imagine what I have gone through or can you? Really that's a no, because only God knows my heart and my complete story.
My story of failure and God brought me back to his presence. A life without balance and doing my best daily to success in life. A struggle of money as a kid and growing up on the poor side of life. Yet, as an adults, I've seen so much money and yet so little. Going from making much, to less. God is a good God and I've made wrong choices. Taking responsibility to change myself and allow God freedom to do that. I'm not you and you are not me. So I'm trying to show you my side of life.
I prayed for real friendships in God. I prayed for people who wanted to share life with me through it all. To become a better person in life and not bitter. Life is way to short to get stuck on the past, the negative or even beating yourself down. Life is about living and sharing it with someone. Actually, many friends in life and hearing stories help each of us.
My prayers continue for you, your family and friends.