How many times do we ask God "why" whenever a door closes in our lives that we didn't expect to see closing?
Have you ever thought that maybe the reason for it closing wasn't because of you but because God thought that you deserved something better in your life or even someone that would challenge you a little more than that person did.
It doesn't have to be horrible for it to not work out, it could even be good and still not work out with that person but you have to come to a point in your life where you finally stop asking questions and find a way to move on with your life, you have to trust that whatever the reason behind it not working out..you are going to not look back but to move forward to better things in your life.
Maybe the reason why some good relationships don't work out is because God was preparing you for the right person that you are going to meet sometime soon down the road!
Whatever happens in your life..know that there is a purpose because God created you and he only creates where there is a purpose, he doesn't make mistakes, he only makes good things..therefore you have a purpose that far surpasses your own ideals and hopes!
Though it's not always easy to say the dreaded "goodbye" God wants us to say it without fear of moving forward, without a fear of it leaving behind you, without a fear of what's to come,
He wants us to say goodbye with the attitude of "thank you for your lessons" and "I am ready" that's our happy medium and where our focus should be shifted to.
We should never have the attitude of "I'm not good enough" or "My best isn't even good enough"
Don't ever allow anyone or any situation to cause you to feel inferior! Because if You are a child of God..you don't ever have to feel that way because he is the strength and hope that will always drive you past the hardest times of your life! Don't give up and don't ever forget whom you belong to..You are a king kid and you are going to make it past this coming out of it better than you ever imagined you would!
There are many in this world nowadays who have misconceptions of what it means to love someone.
For some reason many are receiving instead of giving like they should be doing, it seems like there are too many around these days who want to know what's in it for them instead of wondering what they can do for the person beside them.
The reason why so many relationships end in this day in age is because we have lost our love for people, we no longer use our social skills and we don't have meaningful conversation but instead we think only about gaining things for our own selfish pleasure and we don't develop a deeper relationship but want to skip past getting to know someone from the inside out..now all that is desired is to get to know someone by skipping the bases and making it all the way to third base but we no longer make it to the home plate because in this world it's not about making a beautiful family life in a lovely home anymore..it's about getting everything you can out of someone and then walking away when you think they are getting "Too Serious" or they are getting "Too Close" and that scares many nowadays!
The American Dream isn't the same anymore and our world isn't safe like it once was because we have put so much sin and evil into it!
We have done it to this world, we have corrupted it with sin and now the innocent children are having to deal with it! But what do we do? Nothing.
We just close our eyes to the fact that we are the problem and if we only realized it..we could change this world for the better!
Unless we surrender and admit that we have sinned and unless we turn to God once more.. our society, our schools and yes, even our churches will continue to dig deeper into the things of this world and instead of changing..we have suddenly decided to accept things of sinful nature in our homes, schools and even behind church walls and that means that we have welcomed it into our sanctuaries and that means that there isn't a refuge to run to if we don't stop it from happening! Without that refuge..there can be no peace and one thing is for certain..sin causes us to lose our peace and not only that..it also causes us to lose sight of our dreams as well!
We have to return to God, we have to get on our knees again in prayer, we have to remember where we came from, not only for ourselves but think about the innocent children out there who are having to live inside the world that you have shaped around them!
Do it for the benefit of a better world for your future family, because like it or not..what you do today will effect them also, if you don't realize that what you're doing is wrong and start getting involved in church again!
Take control of your life now so something bad doesn't take root in your heart and control your life for you!
If you'll surrender everything to God..Then God will give you everything that you'll ever need and most of all you'll have peace in your life and a smile on your face even when bad days come..because you'll have the joy from the Lord that no one can ever take away!
This verse reminded me of the world we live in and how we need to choose God once more because we know that we cannot survive without him leading us in every area of our lives!
“Now therefore fear the Lord and serve him in sincerity and in faithfulness. Put away the gods that your fathers served beyond the River and in Egypt, and serve the Lord. And if it is evil in your eyes to serve the Lord, choose this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your fathers served in the region beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you dwell. But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.”
Then the people answered, “Far be it from us that we should forsake the Lord to serve other gods!”
"Family" when we hear the word, the meaning that comes to mind to us is one thing..A warm home filled with people who love each other, value each other and protect each other at all cost..
It sounds nice right?
The only flaw in this arrangement is something is missing from this idea and that thing is involving your family in church.
You see, if you totally remove going to church and building a relationship with God as well as other Christians..something is lost and even stolen from your family's life and when that happens..Satan finds his way into your family's life!
All Satan wants to do is steal, deceive, lie, He will make things seem as though everything is fine without church and you will develop the mentality that you are a higher power.. the one that holds it all together..that's how families get torn apart is when one person has all the strain on themselves and they don't have a higher power to relieve that strain, when that happens and the strongest person in the family falls apart..so does the family and that's why it's so important to take your family to church so they can put their faith in God and build a close relationship with him!
We all need someone but when the one that you always run to for help..your mom or dad or sister or an aunt or uncle can no longer be that refuge for you..to whom will you run to? Run to Jesus..He is always strong and the right Man for the job!
Take your family to church, build up your faith together, learn to trust in God together, You won't be sorry about it and when Satan comes a knocking on your door..You'll all be prepared and see him for the deceiver that he really is and you won't allow him to come in to cause confusion in your family's life! Kick Satan out of your house and take your family to church this Sunday and the following Sunday's from that point on! It's time to take our families back again and the only way we can fully do that is to get involved in church again!