Hello everyone! Happy Monday and welcome today, to Moments Spent with God…through the Risen Hope Ministries! I pray that as we begin another new week with God; that we will walk in His direction and truly seek what He has for each of us…in each day of this brand new week!
You know…it’s not always easy to figure out why life takes so many turns and it seems that we walk through one moment of trial…only to enter another; but I truly believe that if we were to put all these moments together…like a puzzle; then we would soon see that each difficult moment becomes a stepping stone…that takes us, to where God longs for us to truly be in life.
I remember many times in my life, when it seemed that all I was facing were bad times. It seemed that as I recovered from one surgery…I headed for another. Then there were long days of struggle, as I faced a difficult time of counseling, for sexual abuse. Then when I thought I was finally coming out of all these difficult moments, my legs began to worsen, while the chronic pain went up a notch. How many times, do we sit and wonder…when is it all going to stop and what real reason does this serve in my life?
Today we need to realize that everything in our lives; that seems to be taking us down a road to total defeat; is actually drawing us closer and closer, to the true plan and purpose; that God has for our lives…that is, if we are willing to see it God’s way, rather than our own.
As I look back on my life…I have come to see how the difficult moments actually gave me a nudge in God’s direction. In other words…it wasn’t actually the moments of affliction that brought me to where I am to today; but it was the growth and the new wisdom that stemmed from those difficult times; that actually placed stepping stones in front of me…stepping stones that God was laying out; so He could lead me, in the direction that He had planned for my life.
You probably didn’t know this; but when I was in my early 20’s…I thought that God was leading me to the mission field as a nurse. As I began to walk down a path; that I truly thought God had planned for my life…the doors began to slam in my face. From there, I began to walk down a different path…one that only made me feel worthless in the eyes of God; but through time…my eyes were opened and I began to see that it wasn’t God’s plan for me to be a nurse on the mission field; but rather, it was His plan for me to nurse the ones with broken hearts…right from the comfort of my home…and in order to follow through with this plan that God had for my life, I had to go through a different kind of schooling…a schooling of the heart…where God became my teacher and I was His pupil.
Today, you may wonder what God is up to in your life…and why He is allowing so many difficult moments to take place. One thing I know for sure…is if you can just slow down and try to see these moments through God’s eyes, rather than through the eyes of your circumstance…and what it is attempting to convey to you; then you will also begin to see a plan take shape…a plan that God has just for you.
Blessings on your day!
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