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The Back Door
There's always access.
For a large part of my life I had this philosophy that if I wanted anything I would have to ask.
And as I grow older, I grow more confident in that asking.
You know the scripture, "ask and it shall be given to you..." I take that seriously, because it works, but here's the thing. Many times asking God for certain things doesn't mean those things will come to us easy. Many times they will come with hard work on our part. That means we may have to change things up, we may have to think and go outside our comfort zone, we may have to go the long route.
Which means, we may not be able to ascertain certain blessings by going the traditional route.
We may have to go through the back door.
And who cares, because now we're in and now it's on. That's right, now we can show what we're made of and sky high promotion cometh soon. And here's the other thing, that grand ole promotion that will come is not just for us to chill and act like Mr. or Ms. Big. It's to show others God, it's to help others in the many ways God placed us on earth to help them with (our gifts), and it's to direct people to Him.
So, although God enabled us to walk in that back door to give us access to great things, we must realize that door may have been granted to us simply to make a difference for the people who are now around us or will come.
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Daily Devotional Podcast. Follow along with blog post. When I was going through a dark time -- when I had nothing -- there was a certain person who helped me sometimes. She helped me whenever she basically felt like it, but she did help, and for that I'm appreciative. But, something interesting happened after I started growing out of my despair. Something interesting started happening when I no longer needed her for anything. And something interesting happened even though I remained kind and grateful towards. The interesting thing that happened was that she started hating on me. She started treating me differently. At first I was really bothered by it, because I thought she and her husband were nice people I wanted in my life. I liked that they had a sense of compassion and were interested in helping people who were down and low. That really appealed to me, because I was raised that way; my mother was raised that way; her mother was raised that way, and it goes back to as fa