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Use Your Pain

Pain happens to us all. That's just a fact of life.

But this is the thing, just because pain happens to us, doesn't mean we want others to feel pain too. Did you know our pain is not just for ourselves? It's also for us to help people get through their pain. Our pain is to show people how God brought us out of despair and how He can and will bring others out of their low too. If you went through it, God has a bigger message for you to bring others through it too. Yes you. 

God wants to use you. 

I'm telling you, it's true. God really wants us to take everything we went through, to show people who He is. That's the way we will begin to help people. He is God and He is the reason for all seasons. In other words, God is the orchestrator of our lives and He wants us to be a model for Him whenever He deems us ready to walk down His runway. His runway lasts forever. 

Whether we did something to cause pain or pain was directed at us, we still feel pain. Pain is pain. Nevertheless, God is the God of the possible and the impossible. He is also a forgiving God. He allows things at His will, because He's God all by himself. Nobody controls God. God controls everything, every place, and everybody. To fight that is an utter waste of time and a dangerous thing, as well (but that's another article). Now, why would a great and awesome God allow pain in our lives? Have you ever asked yourself that question? Ok, I'll ask it another way. What does God want us to do with the pain and grief we experienced? 

Here's the answer:

At a minimum, God wants us to do whatever it is we do naturally in order to help people. He has given us those gifts we were born with, to inspire, to uplift, to encourage, and to be a lamp set high on a lampstand for others to see. And when people see us -- yes they will see our pain -- they must see our pain, God will enable them to see Him.

You get it? 

God wants others to use our pain, because He wants them to gain from our pain. That "gain" will look different for everybody and it will be such a joyous freedom, that people will know it was God. And that is the most important thing to remember. 

When people see God that means lives will change forever and for the better. That is what God wants. Let Him use you and trust and believe it will be ok. You won't fail, trust Him





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