Monday, January 25, 2010
Change? Me Lord??
Change happens only when we are forced, most of the time. When life throws you a curve ball, you either duck, take the hit, or leave the game. I left the game a lot. When life did not go like I wanted it to, I ran. I would retreat and lick my wounds and pray.... "Oh, help me Lord!" But, I did not pray the prayer I needed. I needed to pray, "Oh, Change ME Lord!!!" I am sure my heavenly Father got tired of my belly-aching. He wanted to help me alright, but did I really want it to begin with ME??? True growth happens when we stumble, fall flat on our face, and can't get up. That is where I was. Flat on my face, feeling sorry for myself for my poor life. Blah blah blah... Oh, and I admit, I get flat on my face still sometimes even now. Why do we suffer trials in our lives? Why does God bring us to our knees? So HE can pick us up! Amen and Glory to that! These trials help us to focus on our only hope, Christ. These trials mold us into who God wants us to be. Trials change our lives and our hearts, if we let God truly become the solution to whatever comes our way! He is our only hope for a better tomorrow. God doesn't want me to run from life anymore. He wants me to live it to the fullest, so that I may glorify Him. He wants me to be the woman, wife, and mother, he has planned for me to be. Here my journey began, with change. And here my journey continues. God says in Eph. 3:14-21, "..that you may be filled up with all the fullness of God..." Amen!