One thing that has helped me before when I got stuck and didn't know how to move forward is to have faith that God works everything out in HIS time not mine.
And to remember that God started a good thing in me will complete it and won't say "uh, never mind."
Being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus. Phil 1:6Sometimes it's hard to believe we were made for anything but surviving. Life becomes a series of events that are out of our control and we do what we can to get through each day.
I remember two years ago my husband made a job move to Iowa and I stayed behind with the kids to try and either sell or rent out the house; and to let them finish out the school year. Boy, did I underestimate how tough that was going to be or what the future had in store for us.
We had been worrying and praying over what we were going to do about our house if it didn't sell. We really didn't want to rent it out since we were going to be so far away from it, and didn't want the hassle of people living in it that could possibly not take care of it.
One morning I awoke with the numbers 828 on my mind I could see them clearly in my dream, and I remembered reading a devo about how someone had gone jogging and a certain number kept coming into her head. So as soon as she got home she looked up the numbers in Psalms, the book of the Bible she happened to be in at the time. And the words, they spoke right to her about depending on God's strength which was something she had needed to finish her jog.
I'm not sure what led me to Romans to look up Chapter 8 verse 28
Romans 8:28 "And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him who have been called according to his purpose."But when I did, I had the most overwhelming sense of peace and assurance. I knew that somehow, someway, everything was going to work out.
Little did I know that God was going to use a tornado to do that! On April 27, 2011 a tornado ripped through my side of town, picking up and turning right before it got to and could destroy my neighborhood.
Everything outside of my neighbor was gone.. (this is the same time those tornadoes ripped through Tuscaloosa, AL)
I had never in my life seen so much destruction.
God used that tornado though to rent out our home to a couple whose home had been destroyed the next street over. Out of destruction he brought deliverance, at least for us. This was our way of moving and being reunited together as a family in Iowa.
So, you see, I know that God sees me and you. He does answer prayers-not in the way we think it will happen or in the time we want.
But He always answers.
So, when fears try to creep in about doing/being enough. Or what in the world am I made for? I know God is seeing and hearing me. And in His time He will show me what He's been up to behind the scenes.
And all I have to do is keep showing up.
Now, it's your turn. What has the past taught you about your future?
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