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We Can’t See It, But That’s Alright

Candle in Darkness

Raise your hand if you know exactly how everything in your life is going to turn out.

Yeah, so now that we’ve established that no one falls in that category, I’ll just share this with you as someone who relates to you.

God does.

“But, why can’t I?”

You may be saying that right now. I hear you. As someone who likes answers and has very little patience, I always want to know everything. But sometimes, well…many times, it doesn’t work that way.

These are times when God gives us the opportunity (even though it may not feel that way) to increase our faith and trust Him more.

It can be pretty tough in the middle of that, but looking back at times in my life where this has been the case, I see how God was working on me.

He is still working on me. I just have to choose to believe He is in control during those times. After all, that’s what faith is all about, right?

Hebrews 11:1
Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.

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Is God Sovereign?

I don’t know about you, but I tend to give those seemingly not-so-significant moments of worry a lot more credence than they deserve.

You know what I mean. How will I have time to get these tasks done? What will they think about this? Why won’t this work? And on, and on.

Little worries can add up to big stress – if we let them. I’m here to say, I let them. Too often. Ah well, it happens.

That said, I’ve been asking myself one simple question lately, when these little worries start to add up.

Is God sovereign?

As a Christian, the answer has to be yes. Right?

When I make myself remember this, it’s then – during that “light bulb moment” – where I start to feel better and worry less (at least, until I start over analyzing things again).

Of course, I recognize some things in life are genuinely serious concerns that cause genuinely serious cause for worry. But, this also can help during those times…at least, I think so. 🙂

It’s been really helpful to me to ask myself this question during times of stress. Hopefully it will be helpful to you, too!

Have a great day.

Even Greater Things

Do you ever think, “I can’t,” or “There’s no way I could,” or similar thoughts?

If you never do, well let me just say that’s amazing. If you do though, you can be certain that just about everyone else out there has those thoughts sometimes, too.

So when you have those thoughts, what ends up happening?

Does something inside you seem to try to downplay your abilities, your potential, or convince you that you don’t deserve true joy and happiness in your life?

The bad guy is always trying to make us feel like things are out of our reach. Society will often chime right in and agree, saying, “Ha! Not a chance!”

The good news is, we don’t have to resign ourselves to those negative thoughts and those lowered expectations for our lives.

John 14
11Have faith in me when I say that the Father is one with me and that I am one with the Father. Or else have faith in me simply because of the things I do. 12I tell you for certain that if you have faith in me, you will do the same things that I am doing. You will do even greater things, now that I am going back to the Father.

Last I checked, Jesus did some pretty unbelievable things during the course of his life on Earth. And yet he’s telling us that not only are we able to do the same things he did, but that we WILL do them…and furthermore, that we not only can but WILL do even GREATER things? Wow.

I don’t know about you but that’s pretty inspiring to me. Talk about a motivational speech! 🙂

Hopefully these words encourage you as much as they encouraged me when I read them.

Tell the negative voices in your life – internal and external – that you have a great future ahead and that nothing is going to stop you from achieving and exceeding your goals and dreams, and being your best in the process. Then, have faith that it will happen. It will.

Have a great day.

Some People Change

Here’s to the strong, thanks to the brave. Don’t give up hope, some people change. Against all odds, against the grain. Love finds a way, some people change.

I’ve always liked this song. I believe that anyone can change, no matter who they’ve been and what they’ve done in their life. Not everyone does, and I recognize that. But anyone can…and some people do, just like the chorus of that song says.

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Everyone Who…

Luke 11:10
Everyone who asks will receive, everyone who searches will find, and the door will be opened for everyone who knocks.

The gift of the Holy Spirit is a powerful one. It is something that can truly change your life and give you the supernatural ability to face the many challenges that will arrive during your time here on Earth.

God wants to give this gift to you and equip you with that ability to withstand challenges and triumph over them…all you have to do is ask 🙂