My stops and my starts…. My failings and successes…. My fears and my faith…. All the pieces of my story – when placed inside HIS Story – are part of a beautiful and eternal Masterpiece.
“I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end.” –Revelation 22:13
“For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.” –Ephesians 2:10
“And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to His purpose.” -Romans 8:28
More #EyeOpening reading from the YouVersion #BibleApp: #Radical by David Platt. Reminds me of something Pastor Derrick Golden said during lasts week incredible time of ministry at Amazing Church: “It’s not about the cars”. All this is helping me get focused on #GodsKingdom rather than on what #OurCulture teaches us it looks like to be successful.
“Don’t worry and say, ‘What will we eat?’ or ‘What will we drink?’ or ‘What will we wear?’ That’s what those people who don’t know God are always thinking about. Don’t worry, because your Father in heaven knows that you need all these things. What you should want most is God’s kingdom and doing what he wants you to do. Then he will give you all these other things you need.” – Matthew 6:31-33 ERV
“What ________ (he, she, they, I) did ruined my day!” Nope. It doesn’t have to go like that! The reaction you CHOOSE can negate the negative impact and even turn things around to have a positive one.
Let go of the lie of perfection.
Release the right to be right.
Simply rest in the fact that you are LOVED.
“Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.”
Hebrews 12:1-2 ESV