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Triumph Out of Tragedy!

21 Aug

Triumph Out of Tragedy!.

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Triumph Out of Tragedy!

21 Aug

Triumph out of Tragedy!
When life seems like you have a handle on it and everything seems to finally be working out the way you thought it should, what then? Our breath catches in our throat for that second as we wish that it could always stay that way! However, a living thing will always change and grow because it is alive! Life is always developing and creating itself! Think about it, what kind of life would we have if everything constantly stayed the same? I know that we would love to just have life on an even keel perhaps, where nothing bad ever happened and we could just live like the Cleavers on classic T.V., but again Life is happening right now! If you are breathing and reading this, you are alive! I personally do not want to waste one minute of my life! I want to be used to produce as much on the earth as I was purposed to!
Jeremiah 29:11 (KJV) For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.
I know in previous writings I have stated that we are all put on this earth for a reason! According to His word He has “an expected end” for all of us! We are destined by a true and living God, who created us to fulfill a purposed Life that He ordained us to walk in. From my experience in life, my greatest joy is when I purposely walk in His will and try to do what I know to do by obeying His word, (Bible). When I am in His will it is always a place where I feel more satisfied. Does that mean that my life has always been a “bed of roses” without any trouble or trials? Absolutely not, but when trouble comes, I have His strength and grace to get through them! I trust that when bad things come, that although they may be meant for my harm, I have a loving God, A Heavenly Father, who will always turn it for my good! Now I realize that this statement is hard for many! Especially if you’ve faced horrible tragedy in your life! You may be asking, where was God when this horrible thing was happening to me? How can I find good out of this tragic event in my life!
I don’t pretend to know all the answers for life’s woes and sorrows, but the only thing that I can offer to those of you who have been devastated by such tragic events or hurts, is that God is in the same place He was when He faced such tragedy. He was watching His only son be tormented, mocked, beaten, scoffed at, beard plucked, bones broken, until Jesus was finally crucified and put to death for me and for you. Why? The answer is because He knew all of the joys and the sorrows of LIFE! He experienced them so that He could heal our lives and fill them with what truly satisfies!
Hebrews 4:15 (KJV) For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.
Jesus knows what it is to be forsaken and broken-hearted, because He experienced it all! He experienced every kind of the pain imaginable so that He could heal us of all of ours! I also offer this in light of tragic events, especially death! God did not kill or destroy the life of our love ones! There is a real enemy and his name is Satan on the earth. Unfortunately, His number one weapon is deception! He is the one who causes death and destruction in Life! He is a thief according to the Bible. His number one goal is to stop us from fulfilling our purpose in GOD.

John 10:10 (KJV) The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly
So you may be asking, how can you began to live again after such tragedy in your life? My answer to you is to call out to a Heavenly Father who loves you with an unconditional love. He has His arms wide opened waiting for you to come and be healed! He is a God of new beginnings! You may not realize it, but you’ve already got a purpose, a ministry if you will! Once you are healed, you can help others that have been devastated by a tragic event in their lives. What greater purpose on earth could you have then to be used by God to bring healing to hurting people? This is how the tragedy in your life can be turned into something good! I pray that you will let God, turn your tragedy into triumph!

Why sit here until we die?

14 May

Why sit here until we die?.

Why sit here until we die?

14 May

Why Sit Here Until we Die?

Have you ever felt as though you are sitting still in life? You have visions and dreams but do not know how to get from point A to point B without stepping totally out of your comfort zone! Or maybe you have been presented with challenges and because of fear of failure you’ve backed down?  I have been there many times.  However, one day I looked into my mirror at the person I was becoming and honestly I was not at all happy.  I realized that I had settled for a lot less than what I was supposed to have had.  Well with that realization, I saw clearly that in order for me to change, I was going to have to make some difficult decisions, which at the time were always “iffy” for me.  You know how you talk with yourself, “Well if I do this, this could happen” or, “If I don’t do that, than that horrible thing could happen!” But, finally I had to realize that if I just stayed still, then I was going to be miserable and there was no one to blame but ME! I had wonderful dreams and visions of becoming a creative writer or artist, or speaker, but felt as though I were dying a little each day as I stayed seated in my discontent . I finally had a very serious talk with the Lord, and realized that He had been waiting for me to stop trusting myself and really wholeheartedly put my trust in him.  The day came, when I stepped out for the first time, and with each step forward after that came such a freedom and joy!

II Kings 7:3 (KJV) And there were four leprous men at the entering in of the gate: and they said one to another, Why sit we here until we die?

4 If we say, we will enter into the city, then the famine is in the city, and we shall die there: and if we sit still here, we die also. Now therefore come, and let us fall unto the host of the Syrians: if they save us alive, we shall live; and if they kill us, we shall but die.

5 And they rose up in the twilight, to go unto the camp of the Syrians: and when they were come to the uttermost part of the camp of Syria, behold, there was no man there.

6 For the Lord had made the host of the Syrians to hear a noise of chariots, and a noise of horses, even the noise of a great host: and they said one to another, Lo, the king of Israel hath hired against us the kings of the Hittites, and the kings of the Egyptians, to come upon us.

7 Wherefore they arose and fled in the twilight, and left their tents, and their horses, and their asses, even the camp as it was, and fled for their life.

8 And when these lepers came to the uttermost part of the camp, they went into one tent, and did eat and drink, and carried thence silver, and gold, and raiment, and went and hid it; and came again, and entered into another tent, and carried thence also, and went and hid it.

9 Then they said one to another, We do not well: this day is a day of good tidings, and we hold our peace: if we tarry till the morning light, some mischief will come upon us: now therefore come, that we may go and tell the king’s household.

 

I simply love this story of the “Four Lepers.”  They became so frustrated with their situation that finally one of them spoke up and asked the notorious question, “Why sit we here until we die?”

I had to ask myself that question that day when I glared into my mirror and saw a very unsatisfied, unfulfilled person whose dreams I thought had died because I kept putting them off.  I could have tried to blame circumstance, or people for my lack of stepping forward, but I knew that it was the person looking back at me that made the decisions that put me where I was at.   That was the day that I decided like the leprous men to go forward!   I wasn’t going to look back anymore in regret, but move forward.  You know all through the Bible, I only read where God lead his people forward.  I don’t ever personally remember reading where He told them to back up!  That day I stepped out of my comfort zone and let the Lord stretch me and mold me so that I could be used of him, but also so that I could be satisfied and fulfilled with myself! Have I fallen flat on my bootie after stepping out? Absolutely! However I didn’t stay there!  I picked myself up, shook myself off, and simply took it as a lesson not to repeat that mistake again.  My life now is an exciting adventure of day-to-day challenges that I can honestly say that I look forward to. I have just begun to tap into what the Lord has for me, and I am like a little kid at a candy store! I love my life and all of its new challenges!

I want to encourage you my dear friend, if you know that you’re supposed to be doing something or if you have a gift or talent that you’re not using, step out and trust God to help you.  He has called us to Co-labor with him.  He never intended for us to fly Solo through life.  Let me tell you that one of your first and greatest challenges in stepping out of your comfort zone will be to simply trust the Lord that he knows what is best for you! I cheer you my friend, take the first step and begin your new exciting, fulfilling life’s adventure!  You will not regret it!

 

Three Steps to Change!

27 Oct

I do not know who it was that posted {Three Simple Rules in Life} on my facebook

Timeline, so this is not my original idea, but it really rang true to me.  If I want change in

any area, then I must be the one who moves toward or presses into what I

desire!

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No more Reruns!

25 Oct

No more Reruns!

This Church billboard of course is not mine, but I loved it.
I once read that Insanity was defined or quoted as “doing the same thing over and over and expecting change!” I’ve done way too many reruns because I didn’t have to do anything or was too afraid to turn the channel. I sometimes even let others hold the remote of my life, but now it is time for me to get up and change the channel! I am starting with this little blog just to hold myself accountable!

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