Hello everyone…and how was your Thursday? I’ve had a very nice day…and now I’m sitting here…enjoying a nice hot cup of peppermint tea, while I visit with you.
This afternoon, I decided to take a little time off and just rest. Lately, it seems as if the pain in my body has been rattling my nerves, until I feel as if I might blow up. As I laid here in my office, I was kind of having a heart to heart talk with God about this…and deep in my heart, I was apologizing to Him, for not always remaining strong…and do you know what He spoke to my heart about? That still small voice entered my spirit and said… “Diane, I’m not looking at your failures; but rather, I am looking at where you go from there.” In other words…am I allowing the difficult moments to keep me down…or am I standing strong in Him, while shaking the circumstance from me. I’ll tell you…when He spoke to my spirit; I began to instantly feel peace.
In Philippians 3:12, we read… “Not that I have already obtained this or am already perfect, but I press on to make it my own, because Christ Jesus has made me his own.” What a beautiful Bible verse that God led me to this evening! Just think…we don’t have to live with the guilt of our failures…and why…because we haven’t obtained perfection. In fact, we won’t be made completely perfect, until we reach heaven. Also…because of that…we can press on to make it our own…because Christ Jesus has made us his own. Instead of keeping our eyes and hearts focused on the failures or weaknesses in our lives; we must turn away from these moments that are only going to bring us further down and focus completely on the goal, for which we are pressing on…which is Christ Jesus and heaven.
After spending this time with God today…I’ve been reminded; that I don’t have to be this so-called perfect person, who must live up to the standards of man; but instead…all I have to do is go beyond the moments of weakness and keep pressing on. After all…if Christ is willing to walk beyond these weak moments in my life…shouldn’t I?
When I was a young girl…I grew up in a home, with a lot of expectations…expectations that were so difficult to live up too. I either found myself depressed and drained from it all…or completely on my face, with tears coming down my cheeks. The one thing I love the most about Jesus; is that He doesn’t place those expectations on me; but rather, He accepts me…just for who I am, which makes life for me...so much easier.
You know…we all live with something; that isn’t always easy for us to handle in this life…and moments such as these can sometimes make us feel like failures, in the eyes of others…but tonight, I want to share a close friend of mine with you…One who will look beyond the weaknesses in your life…to love and care for you.
No matter what life has brought your way…don’t allow the words of expectation to destroy you; but rather, stand up…shake the circumstance from you and let a loving God help you through these tough times in life. One thing I know…you will never find a better friend!
Well…time to enjoy a nice quiet evening. Thank goodness for leftovers…lol! I truly hope and pray that your night will be one of peace and sweet rest! See ya tomorrow!
Goodnight & God bless!
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