In my life I have had a hard time coming to grip with WHY life can be such a struggle. What have I done to deserve the punishment of this downturn of luck. Why me….blah blah blah boo hoo…. it makes me think about the book of Job.
Sometimes God allows us to break until we see that we can’t do it without him. He allows us to be put into situations where we have a choice to turn to him for his help and guidance or we can try to get through on our own. Every time I have attempted to resolve difficult issues on my own without even considering God in my decision, I may get past it, but getting past it and getting through it are two different things. It seems to me that we are designed to conquer the challenge ahead of us. Because He loves us and has given us free will, He let’s us choose whether we want to face it or go around it. In my experience when I choose to go around it or try to attack it on my own I end up seeing the same struggle or hardship again. It may have different players and a different look but at the core level the test is the same. When I face the challenge and choose to figure out how God is trying to get me to learn or grow, that is when I feel that I see the most success. One of the things that I have come to realize is that life breaks down to a series of opportunities. In each one of these opportunities there are choices. Each choice leads down a path. When we take the time and ask God for guidance we will be able to look down those paths and see that one of them will be well lit and the other one won’t. Additionally, when we choose to, we can look back and say, “God, what the heck was that? What did I miss that I was supposed to take from that situation?” The cool thing is He will show us. (usually not what we want to see but surley what we need to) When I look back, feeling like Im seeing the same junk over and over again I usually find its because I’ve been walking in the dark. Looking foward, we have the choice to take either road we want and the opprotunity to go down the right path. My eyes arent always as open as I want them to be, but I know that I want to stay in the light.
This First week of Walking in Faith I helped out in a VBS. I saw kids who were having a great time doing “churchy stuff”. The kids raised over 4000 meals for kids in Haiti!!! so proud of their amazing hearts for kids on the other side of the World. Stepping out each day and letting them grow and experience God in a fun way was awesome. This week really proved to me that I have absolutely made the right decision and am headed down the well lit path. See the Pics below… The reward for fund raising was 400 meals donated- they get to shave my beard. 1200 meals- also shave my head…. I am bald.
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