I didn’t have an easy childhood. I came from a home that was broken many, many times over. But I can look back on my past today and instead of moaning about it, I can say, “I went through that, and now I can comfort others.” It has become a tool to help others.
I wouldn’t want to go through that again, of course. Nor would I want anyone else to go through the same thing. But I’m thankful that God can take my past and use it for His glory today. Plus, come to think about it I wouldn’t change it .. I am who I am because of it..I’m thankful that He can take that hardship and use it for His glory. He can do the same for you.
Maybe at this time in your life, you’re going through some hard times, and you’re wondering why. God will use it. It’s hard to believe now. But just remember that it won’t last forever. Trials don’t last forever.. they hold valuable lessons for us.
I’m reminded of a sign posted at the end of an airport runway that reads, “Keep moving. If you stop, you are in danger and a danger to those who are flying.”
You can take that same statement and apply it to your life. Keep moving. Don’t give up. Don’t abandon hope. You are going to get through that valley in your life. There will be an even greater mountaintop beyond it, with great lessons you have learned as God demonstrates His strength in your weakness….GL
“You feel sorry about the plant, though you did nothing to put it there.
Maybe you were hoping something would happen in your life, and it didn’t happen…While Jonah was sitting outside Nineveh, waiting for it to be judged, the Bible tells us.. The Lord God arranged for a leafy plant to grow there, and soon it spread its broad leaves over Jonah’s head, shading him from the sun. This eased his discomfort, and Jonah was very grateful for the plant” Then the Bible says the Lord brought a worm that ate the plant, causing it to die. So Jonah said, “Death is certainly better than living like this!” Jonah seemed to be more concerned about losing his shade than he was about the people of Nineveh. He missed his comfort. He missed the whole picture. The problem with Jonah was that he was preoccupied with himself. It’s a reminder that no matter how long we have known the Lord, we can still mess up. No matter how long we have known the Lord, we still may need to be revived again. You may have slipped in one way or another maybe in more than one way.. however God can turn a mess into a success in the words of Manny Pacquiao…First thing you should do if you want to start fresh is…Renew your mind a negative mind can not produce a positive life..or something like that you get the idea. If any of you have hit rock bottom or know someone that has or is throwing there life away please intervene offer help put them in Gods hands and let Him do the work..Have faith visualize your life and that persons life the way you would like to see it and live it… a long happy, healthy, and wealthy life for you and your household all those connected to you in any way may God bless all of you with peace, joy, and tranquility in every area and aspect of your life. Secondly, sow seeds for the things you need. For example you need healing visit a sick person..Are you lonely be a friend. etc.. etc..Have a Good evening
Mountaintops Inspire Leaders, But Valleys Mature Them…Winston Churchill
Have you ever gone through a valley in your life? Perhaps it was a time when unexpected circumstances suddenly came crashing down on you? Maybe it was a time when it seemed as though everyone even God himself had abandoned you. In life, many will be no strangers to calamity and hardship. Some of us already know what it is like to face difficulties. We can all speak of our own shortcomings, weaknesses, and questions we face in life. For example, I came from the school of hard knocks etc…etc… blah blah blah woo woo woo… I am a man who knows what it is like to need God’s help in more ways than one but that’s another subject for another day… Anyway, I don’t like valleys I prefer mountaintops I like the sun to be shining the birds singing, my wife smiling and whistling. I like good times. I don’t like or want friction….However, you see that mountaintop in the distance? The way to that mountaintop is through that valley. We all go through those valleys in life, hard times. Whatever valley it is, you’re going through remember this nugget I learned and am sharing with you, you are not alone. That is God’s great promise to the believer…G.L.