Monday, February 18, 2013

Challenges & Encouragement



Challenges are things that are going to test you, maybe personally or spiritually?

Challenges are also opportunity for you to grow and learn.


Have courage for the great sorrows of life and patience for the small ones. And when you have finished your daily task, go to sleep in peace. God is awake. -Victor Hugo

If we could personally choose not to have struggles or challenges than we would be cheating ourselves of some awesome chances to grow and improve. Our struggles are for a purpose much higher than our own.

Personally my struggles have made me more faithful to God, more intentional on keeping my family and I have become stronger and able to forgive quicker.

The stem of the issue comes from being human in flesh I think so often we think if we just had more or something better things would be easier, we always want more...

What if we had a larger house?
If only my husband had a better job?
If I didn't have to do laundry?
If only the kids didn't fight.

This is the point where you should really seek God and ask him to help you through your situation. Make a habit of not thinking "if only..." It’s a negative direction for your mind and heart friend and so many times that is what will bring your challenges! 

Moses faced lots of challenges. He looked at difficulties as opportunities to look at the hand of God working in his life.

Whatever comes our way we can be sure that our God is always with us. 

Fear not, for I have redeemed you;

I have summoned you by name; you are mine.

When you pass through the waters, I will be with you;

And when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you.

When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned;

the flames will not set you ablaze.

For I am the Lord, your God,

The Holy One of Israel, your Savior.

-Isaiah 43:1-3   
    

It states in the Bible we will have trouble in this world, but I ask you to have faith because there is coming a great day! Our Lord is always with us no matter what the challenge is. It makes me feel better to know that He loves me so much that he tailors my own personal trails and challenges to mold me to be the best I can be. I pray I have courage to get through because with God all things are good. 

 What encourages you friend? 
 

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