I knew what I wanted. I knew I wanted it bad. It fit into my plan perfect and I was fairly certain it was the best thing for me. I prayed about it and begged God. Then, God said no. His plan was different from my plan.
I was shocked and heart broken, I had known all along it was going to work out to my plan, how could God have the audacity to do something different.. Lets see.. Because he is God. He knows me better than he knows myself and he wrote the plan for my life.. He actually has something more perfect planned for me than what I had picked out.
That doesn’t make the initial sting of disappointment go away, but it does give me peace. I take comfort than when a door closes another one opens. I can already see God laying the frame work for a more perfect situation and working things to a better life. I will continue to be still and wait on the Lord and see what he is doing.
I will also make every attempt to not lay such intricate plans and limit God into the box of what I think is best for my life.
I will continue to bathe this portion of my life in prayer. I would encourage you to do the same as you are coming up to decisions about school, jobs, dating and millions of other things. Seek God’s direction and will in every area before, during and after each decision. Be sure it is where God wants you not just where you want God to want you!
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. 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.
2013 has started out as a year of trials. I have spent large amounts of my free time in hospitals with loved ones and have already attended my fair share of funerals. To add to that a slow economy, and large decisions in my personal life.
Life often throws hard times at us and suffering. When we suffer Christ comes to our aid and he provides comfort and strength to get through the hard times.
This Past week I have spent it sitting next to a loved one in the hospital and I’ve been remind that in this life we will struggle. It can be with health, Friends, finances or even persecution. These Struggles remind us that this world is not our home and we should not get too cozy here.
Bikini’s, tight shirts, and tight pants. Sweatpants, baggy shirts, and sweatpants. When you look at these two groups of clothing, the first thing you compare is yourself and what you wear.
Suicide. When we hear this word, a lot of us (including me) like to skip over it because it’s either a word that we don’t want to think about, or just simply know how it feels to be involved in the thought process or knowing of someone who has made that drastic life choice. Statistics tell us that this is a serious situation that cannot be taken lightly. In Washington State, statics read that 10 in 24 young adults between the ages of 10-24, every week 2 of them commit suicide. 2!!!! Every single week! I don’t know about you guys, but this disheartens me. The fact that innocent people are taking their lives for whatever reasons, makes me re-evaluate how I treat people in life and how I, as a christian, are encouraging people in everyday life. I recently had a encounter with the word “suicide” and this is the story behind it.
Thanks Even for the Trials
There are always two ways to view a trial
You can run and cryOr thank God with a Smile
You can see failure an absolute loss
“Oh, I love the way You hold me, by my side You’ll always be
You take each and every day, make it special in some way” –Jamie Grace
During worship time at church, if you happened to be staring at me, you would see me with my eyes closed, sporting a stupid, giant grin. More…
Things happen for a reason.
My childhood was a roller coaster of good and bad. I remember days when money was so easily accessible that I never imagined life without the newest this or the nicest that. Then, after the divorce, money was so tight that sometimes my family and I had to huddle together with only candles to keep us warm because we couldn’t afford to pay the electricity bill.