There was a time in my life when I went to God and I began to complain about how life never goes the way I planned it to be and how some people seem to achieve success with such ease it’s as if success and prosperity is just handed to them on a silver platter. I was feeling down and out and if the world had turned against me.
But I’ll never forget one Sunday, I was listening to a Minister On TV and the truths she shared was so profound in it’s exactness, she said God wants us to enjoy everyday life not to sit and wallow in self pity, she said you can either be pitiful or powerful but you know what… you can’t be both. You see God can give you beauty for ashes but you have to be prepared to give up the ashes, something has got to go (Isaiah 61 verse 3 “To grant [consolation and joy] to those who mourn in Zion--to give them an ornament (a garland or diadem) of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, the garment [expressive] of praise instead of a heavy, burdened, and failing spirit--that they may be called oaks of righteousness [lofty, strong, and magnificent, distinguished for uprightness, justice, and right standing with God], the planting of the Lord, that He may be glorified)”. How many of us are fighting the same battles over and over and over again and never moving to the next level because we refuse to release the hurt and the pain and to pick up healing and restoration. And God has shown me that if we keep doing what we’ve always done then we going to get the same results, nothing different, imagine going around the same mountain for the rest of your life and never experiencing true fulfillment and joy. I truly believe that God wants us to have peace joy and fulfillment in abundance and until it overflows.
I can still remember growing up as teenager, and being filled with all the hopes and dreams I wanted to fulfill in my lifetime. But accompanying these dreams and goals were uncertainties, “ would I succeed in life” would I be somebody? There were many times I felt ashamed of who I was, I felt that God loves everybody else except me. And as I walked through life I always had a nagging thought that wouldn’t leave and that is God has favorites. But time and time again God had shown me his love and mercy and I just want to emphasize that God is always ready to reach out to you in love, mercy and compassion and friends it is this kind of love and mercy that I so desperately want you to experience, today choose to break free from everything that would threaten your upward mobility in Gods Kingdom.
Hello my sister...I think we all go through that...because it's a trick of the enemy. He wants us to be down and defeated and look at circumstance more than God. To give power to lack instead of praise to God. I've felt the way you've felt many times (read Psalms 73) God does have favorites and you're one of them! He blessed you with the gift of writing (Imagine that His words moving through you...you're His vessel)...Thank you Lord. Given the gift of encouragement to encourage others...now that truly is beauty for ashes...