A godly and biblically-based devotional to help people with their faith and confidence; to encourage, educate, and inform. Come everyday for inspiration. Almost everybody is going through something and you can get through it with Jesus. I am a witness to that fact. Never give up on the great blessings God already has lined up for you. Jeremiah 29:11 says, 'He knows the plans He has for you, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.'
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The Blessing is in the Lesson
It's never too late to learn from our mistakes.
What another fitting title to what this blog is about.
Learning from our mistakes and realizing that we are still blessed, because of them.
When we mess up and when we have done some things we are not pleased with, if we can learn to be better and stronger as a result of our mishaps, then we won. If we can get to a place where we tell others our "messy" story and others are helped as a result, we won.
And others are winning too.
As you are probably well aware, if you have been coming to this blog for sometime, I struggled with trusting people. I was betrayed so much by certain people I trusted, only to find out they either didn't feel the same about me or they just didn't want to put in the time to prove it, or both. Yet, the conclusion is the same -- they weren't feeling me for one reason of another. As a result of the backstabbing and the rejection, I put up a wall. My stance was, prove yourself and I will trust you. Otherwise, you will only get but so far. The problem with this thinking is that I wasn't willing to open myself up to getting to know people, because I limited them. Finally I realized that if I was a good person there were other good people.
I decided I wanted to live a much fuller life. I wanted quality and long lasting relationships. Now I'm different and I've learned so much from those life lessons. I'm more blessed from them and now I can be a blessing. Some of the the take-ways are: 1-I couldn't care less about what others think about me (I'm telling you, I don't care); 2-I'm more open about my life if my story will help others, and 3-I trust people (not everyone & within reason) unless they give me a reason not to. And guess what? My life is more awesome, because of it. I have great people around me and I'm grateful to God for them.
"So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God (1 Corinthians 10:31)."For I am not seeking my own good but the good of many..." (1 Corinthians 10:33).
your story? Whatever it is, continue to fight the battle to go through
it then tell people your journey of how you came out on the other side.
When you do that, God gets the credit and He gets the glory, because He
made it all possible. Nobody else.
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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