“As a pessimist sees obstacles in his opportunities, so an optimist sees opportunities in his obstacles.” TD Jakes
Just piggybacking from my post earlier. Thanks for all the emails and likes. In my years of college when I experienced a time of separation from the Lord, I always had it in the back of my head that I would return to Him someday. The problem is that, I never knew when someday would be. I was waiting for something dramatic to happen in my life which could point me back in the right direction to the father. So until anything of the sort happened, I lived the way I wanted. I was oblivious though to the fact that, what I was facing on a daily basis could be considered as that major reason why I would turn back to God fully. I just didn’t see it at the time. Even though I walked away from God, I felt His ever loving arms constantly around me. I can remember experiencing times of trials, when I thought I would lose my mind and God stepped in. He allowed certain things to happen in my life and i could have looked at it as why God? I could’ve conceded to what the devil was telling me that God didn’t love me any more. I didn’t do that, He never gave up on me, why should I give up on Him? No matter how sinful I was, no matter how stubborn I had become. I experienced favor from a God who kept the promise of never leaving me alone. Paul asked the question in Romans…what can separate us from the love of God? I was so far from God that when it got rough, I had no idea who to run to…I tried fixing everything on my own. Until God brought me to a position where even I couldn’t fix it. Come to me all that are burden and heavy laden and I will give you rest. Jesus told us this plainly, He promised us that when times get rough, if only we would keep our eyes on Him we will stay above our problems. If we get caught up and start sinking, He promises not to let us drown. God never promised His children problem free lives, but He did ask us not to worry about a thing, but to come to Him and tell Him everything. Like me, you might be having problems completely resting in God’s redemption. Don’t give up, I haven’t given up. I’m not perfect, I write these blogs as a reflection of what is going on in my life. I have nothing to hide from my readers and I try to be as transparent as I can be. Together we can get to our destiny if we learn to realize where we are. God Bless and thank you for reading.