The secret to endurance is to remember that you pain is temporary but your reward will be eternal. (Warren, R., 2013)
You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good. Genesis 50:20
God is doing what is best for us, training us to live God’s holy best. Hebrews 12:10.
God has chosen each one of us for something great but it is up to us to be still, listen, and know that he is God. As I read God’s word daily I am either prompted to share my thoughts or he withholds them for another time. Sometimes I wake up from dreams with so much to say I have to write it down on paper to sort out what is Godly and what is not. We can’t always say exactly how we feel because in the heat of the moment our meaning and goal of the discussion gets lost and pointless words are said and feelings are hurt. Words do hurt even when said behind close doors. We are all guilty of this and the best thing to do is to pray about it.
As I wonder my next move in life I do not worry intentionally, although it pops in daily, on my hearts desires. I verbalize my dreams and surrender all to our Lord Jesus so that with his guidance I can see the blessings I have now and the ones yet to come.
It’s the little things that I smile about and say “Thank you Jesus.” on a daily basis. I am blessed to be able to get up out of bed, pour a cup of coffee in a warm home, and read God’s word cuddled up on the couch. The great appreciation for the small things would not be possible without the struggles I faced before. I was blessed with support from family and friends and challenges by special people placed in my life.
There are good days and bad days, good moments, and bad moments but through it all I am shown the greater good. I do not want to go through life without emotion because it is my emotions, passions, and desires that God uses to bless others and as I learn more and more on a daily basis from him I become wiser in his eyes and that is what I live for.