“…he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus”
(Philippians 1:6, NIV)
Sometimes when God is doing a work in our lives, it can begin to feel a little uncomfortable. We may encounter people who are hard to get along with or have circumstances that seem beyond our control. When this happens, instead of complaining, getting sour or trying to change everything around you, why don’t you look deep inside and say, “Lord, thank You for doing a work in me.” See, I’ve learned that God is more interested in changing me than He is in changing my circumstances. If I choose to stay sour because I’m not getting my way or discouraged because things aren’t happening on my time table, that’s going to keep me right where I am.
If you want to see change, if you want to see God open up new doors, the key is to bloom right where you’re planted. You can’t wait until everything gets better before you decide to have a good attitude. You have to be the best that you can be right where you are. When you bloom where you’re planted, you’re allowing God to work in you, and He will be faithful to complete what He’s started in you!
A PRAYER FOR TODAY
Father God, thank You for doing a work in me. I choose to align myself with Your plan by blooming where I’m planted. Help me, by Your Spirit, to be an example of Your love and life everywhere I go in Jesus’ name. Amen.
THIS is exactly what I needed to read. Very encouraging! :)
Heavenly Father, I pray that you help me discover my true dreams and ambitions. Help me live the life that you intended. Help me find the passions that you gave me. I feel lost. I feel confused. Only you can help me. Please, Lord. There are things I want, but I am unsure if they are the desires…
It was on 21st January 2012 that I wrote this.
Back then I could only dream of where I am now.
It was a dream that seemed to big. Impossible. Unrealistic. I decided to let it go…
Fast forward a little over 12 months, and I’m not living that dream…
FINALLY, studying Fashion Design. FINALLY.
And the only one I have to thank is God.
GOD IS GOOD! <3
If I don’t have a job by February, my life will be over. My parents will pack up all my stuff, and take me with them. I’ll be back living in that empty place that destroyed my soul. I’ll be back living admits some of the most judgemental people to walk this earth. I’ll be living under their watchful eyes, every move will be monitored, every word I speak will be heard. Negative words will be spoken over me, and I will be expected to conform to their ways. The town is relatively small, so there will be nowhere for me to hide. I’ll be the joke amongst the social circles of my family, causing them much more grief than ever before.
I am quite, I am shy. I am ugly, I am fat. I am who I am. I am not the problem, the problem lies with the world. The world only accepts a certain few, and refuses to accept the rest.
And because of this, I want out, and I want out now.
I need a miracle, and I need one now!
I can’t go back to the place I once lived…
You’re a people pleaser, that’s why you cry. Always trying, always searching. Your life is wasted, amongst those who don’t care. Stop trying, and be yourself. Don’t worry about causing offence to the eyes of the human, because in God’s eyes, you are ‘FEARFULLY AND WONDERFULLY MADE’