Saturday, November 24, 2012

Been There?

I am

     I hope that all of you reading this can relate to this caption.  If you can't then you've probably not been humbled enough.  Adversity through our trials builds us up in our character.  Without them, we see ourselves as self-sufficient and indestructible.
     I am definitely weak in a physical sense but it makes me strong spiritually.  When you reach a point of knowing your needs are bigger than what you can supply, you will seek a Savior.  Whether it takes a broken bone or the stomach flu, recognizing how fast we wither can help us to look beyond ourselves.  Suffering does a soul good when it leads one to a stronger relationship with the Lord.  Let it make you better, not bitter.
     I have been scared at times.  The not knowing and not in control moments can fuel our fears.  You can't let fear be the driving force in your life.  ''I will fear no evil, for my God is with me.''  Let your faith be bigger than your fear.
     I have had my foolish moments.  I have done my own thing and gone my own way but that is part of the journey.  Mistakes are just lessons to be learned from.  'Don't carry your mistakes around with you but place them under your feet as a stepping stone.'  Let your experiences, good and bad, make you wiser in the future.

''The empty place in every heart can be filled only by the Lord. All earthly pursuits of pleasure or purpose fade in comparison to the satisfaction found in His presence.''