God planted me face first in a new morning devotional on my Bible app a few days ago. Like, holy cow. When I read the first one I wondered if God wrote it for me and planted it on my phone just when I needed it. I opened it to this today:
“God’s love is about helping you be better – helping you become a stronger, wiser, more compassionate, more whole person equipped to fulfill His great plans for your life. . .
Sometimes the best thing that can happen to us is something we would describe as painful or difficult. This is because problems and crises are often God’s chosen tools to develop character in us. When he allows these situations in our lives, it’s not only to build our character, but also to build our character so we are equipped for the next level of destiny and greatness He has for us.
I’m convinced your best days are ahead of you, not behind, you I know this because I Corinthians 2:9 says, ‘No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined what God has prepared for those who love him”. You can be sure God has prepared great things for you, things so good you cannot even imagine them.
Those things are prepared for you, so the questions becomes: Are you prepared for them? In other words, are you ready to handle the wonderful opportunities that are in store for you life? Do you have the wisdom, the maturity, and the character you need to steward them well?”
And all God’s people said, Amen! And my perspective takes a 180 degree turn. Bring it, ED. Because how I come out on the other side is not going to be good for you. He thinks he’s beating me down, but little does he know that his war tactics are allowing me to sharpen my sword and practice my skills and bam, one day, because I have the best commander and teacher there is, I’m stronger than he is and I’m teaching others to fight and this army of me turns into this army of what God has done through me. GOD IS POWER AND MAJESTY AND LOVE!
Have a Sunday filled with joy! Because I know I will. I have decided. God agreed. 🙂