“I have seen all the things that are done under the sun and have found everything to be futile, a pursuit of the wind.“ – Ecclesiastes 1:14
We all want to feel satisfied. We all want contentment. We all want to know we are loved and accepted for who we are. We may think acceptance and approval from people will make us feel complete. However, the Bible teaches us that when we trust in people to give us what only God can give, we live under a curse; but when we trust in the Lord, we are blessed (Jeremiah 17:5-8). The joy, peace, and fulfillment we seek come from being filled with God, and nothing else. They do not come from having a certain person in our lives, or from money, position, power, fame, accomplishments, or anything else.
If you don’t believe me, try all the other things. You will ultimately come to the same conclusion that you are bankrupt as a person, that nothing you have tried has given you a sense of fullness and completeness. Read the book of Ecclesiastes, which was written by Solomon. He was a man who tried virtually everything to find this kind of deep inner completeness and satisfaction. Nothing he tried worked until he came full circle and realised that what he truly wanted had been available all the time. He wanted God (Ecclesiastes 12:13)
One of my desires in life is to be a woman of wisdom whom God uses to speak life into others. I’ve prayed this prayer over and over again to the Lord. I’m learning that wisdom comes through experience. It’s a simple concept, right? But how often do I grumble when I go through the storms of life, pleading with God to take them away, when REALLY, He is growing my wisdom through it? How often do I let the situations in my life that end in rejection, make me ask God, “What was the point?!” I’m totally aware that life isn’t easy, and Jesus never said it would be. But I’m understanding more and more just how every single thing we experience in life adds to our wisdom bank. The wisest followers of Christ have been through the storms, and they’ve seen God’s mighty hand through it more clearly.
I say this, because we need to take heart, brothers and sisters. When our hearts can see and understand that everything God allows us go through is for the greater good of His kingdom, THAT’S when we attain wisdom. THAT’S when He is growing you in the areas that need it most. He is a good God and doesn’t cause chaos and confusion, but living in a sin-filled world, it’s bound to happen in your life. He allows it because there’s always good that comes out on the other side. How great is our God?!
Every careless word you say, every actions you do, every decision you make, someone is looking up to you thinking maybe this is the right way.
You’re accountable in everything you do, as a Christian, We ought to walk in a manner worthy of Him, we should use our voice to lead people to Him, we should act in a way that glorifies Him, and every decisions we make should always align to His Word and not be dictated by the world.
What people see in us will either shape them for better or worst, you’re either a blessing or a curse, you choose!
When we fail, we always beat ourselves in the thoughts of not being good enough and worthy to be called His child, and sometimes the lies of the evil one can destroy the faith of a limping child.
I do get discouraged when i fail at some areas in my life, i’m always asking “Am i really a Christian?” but the fact that i’m questioning myself instead of soothing my conscience really helps me a lot to fix the root of my failure.
Testing is not meant to destroy you, but to show you the things you need to see. To show you what is wrong, to show you where you are heading. It’s to take off the mask that is blinding you and open your eyes to the realities of who you are.
Testing is simply done to show if your house can withstand any storm, for you to know what to fix and to make you even better than before.
And when it is done, you can now head to the next chapter that God wants you to take.
Sometimes, what separates us from God (aside from sin) is ourselves alone.
The only thing now that hinders you beloved from what you want to happen is yourself. Don’t get stuck, act on what you feel. Don’t make the same mistakes that most of us Christians commit. If you feel like you need to go back to God, then take the steps toward Him; without hesitations or fears or buts. Humbly offer yourself up to Him once again, sincerely, and tell Him exactly what you feel. What you regret, what you feel sorry for and tell Him what you want to happen, ask Him to cleanse you once again, and establish a relationship with Him once again. We often too much hear the phrase “Easy as 1, 2, 3.. or do re mi”. Going back to God is easy as that, what makes it hard is our inability to act on what we feel and be hindered by what our minds tell us.
God provides for us, countless of means to live a life with Him. Sometimes, all we need is to just take that leap of faith.
How comforting it is to know that wherever we are, God is with us. Sometimes we find ourselves in situations and wonder if God is paying attention. We may feel so alone and even depressed. We can’t feel God’s presence, and we need His guidance and help. Sometimes, no one really understands what we are going through but He does. Zephaniah 3:17 says, “The Lord your God is with you, the Mighty Warrior who saves. He will take great delight in you…” God is with us, leading us, guiding us, loving us, delighting in us, providing for us — all with His unlimited resources. What do we need? Do we need strength, peace, love, joy, or hope? He has it all. You can trust God. No matter what is going on in your life, He is there!
Keep holding on, keep clinging to God. He’s got more for you. He’s got more for you! If you thought that this was it, you’re so wrong. God says that He has more for those who seek more. For those who want more! The most that you could want from God is nothing for God! God can give you so much more than you could ever ask or think!
God wants to do more. He wants to give you more. Why? Because He is God and He is able to do so and because He loves you.
Keep holding on, keep clinging to God because He. Has. More. For. YOU!!
You may be thinking that God has skipped you or left you to be. NO! This is your sign that God HAS NOT forgotten about you. Doesn’t matter what wrong you did. Yeah, you did that not so good thing or those not so good things and you feel bad about it, but guess what? Your actions cannot stop nor limit God’s love and grace for you. Stop thinking that! Stop it! God loves you and He is with you and He is for you. Know that. Believe that. Get it down deep into your heart that God is for you! Not against you!
God’s beautiful creation know that God has more for you. Know it!
God bless you always ❤