I wrote this on my notes in my phone last week... I was stopped in traffic... :)
Sitting in traffic, and watching all the impatient people. It was kinda comical, but got me thinking... Really? You are really THAT impatient that you have to go off in the grass alongside the road for a mile before hitting a road where you can turn around? Other people were trying to get in the other lane, only to find it was closed.
Even though its tough sitting in traffic, and waiting, sometimes that's what we need to do, because it's the right path to take. Sometimes we have to sit and not knowing WHY we are sitting in traffic... We do that with God too.... But we get so impatient we just go off on our own path, thinking, well, this way is better, it's quicker...
Hmph, you sure about that?
How many times have you gone your own way to only realize you should've stayed where you were? Same thing in your own life... (Proverbs 16:1 - We can make our own plans, but the Lord gives the the right to answer.)
Our path is narrow and rough, it's not always going to be smooth, but if our life was always smooth, then we wouldn't have reason to trust God. Or we wouldn't get to see His promises and AWESOME PERFECT plan for our lives!
Stay on the path that the Lord your God has commanded you to follow. Then you will live long and prosperous in the land you are about to enter and occupy.
You can enter God's Kingdom only through the narrow gate. The highway to hell is broad, and it's gate is wide for the many who choose that way.
But the gateway to life is very narrow and the road is difficult, and only few ever find it.
Also Jeremiah 29:11
It's an old verse that gets repeated alot, but it really is true! :)
For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope. 12 In those days when you pray, I will listen. 13 If you look for me wholeheartedly, you will find me. 14 I will be found by you,” says the Lord.
“I will end your captivity and restore your fortunes. I will gather you
out of the nations where I sent you and will bring you home again to
your own land.”
I have chosen the way of faithfulness; I have set my heart on your laws.”
(Ok, I am adding this bottom part now tonight... )
Keep trusting and keep your faith in and on Him. He has a plan for you. Trust me. He's not done with you. And He isn't done with me.
Even with all the bad, keep praising him and THANKING Him for all He's given you. Yes, even in the bad. Why? Ok, with my dad, I'm thankful for his life here on earth, but I'm thankful my God took him Home. And no, I am not being harsh! I miss my dad, but there has been so much that has come out of it! AND that's what my dad wanted! It's what i wanted! I said use me God and He has and I know He isn't done! My dad gave his blind eyes away, but someone was really truly blind can now see (with the help of coke bottle bottom glasses :))!
God will use you even in the bad, you just have to keep trusting Him. not always easy, but again, the path isn't supposed to be a bed of roses... If it was, we wouldn't need God... I need God. everyday, I need Him...
Let me know if I can pray for you specifically,or if you want to talk, cry, or a listening ear... I'm here... <3