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IF ONLY
by hazel moodley
05/25/07
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A life that echoes too many ‘if onlys’ is one that lacks contentment and cries out with too many regrets , too many missed opportunities , too many ‘I should of done this instead’ and too many ‘ things could be different .’

I believe that God wants us to live a full and complete life . He wants us to soar high above the clouds into limitless opportunities of greatness. He wants us to take flight from faithlessness to faithfulness whereby obstacles are just stepping stones and mistakes are just learning curves . Complacency and comfort have made us into prisoners of habit but Faith inspires us to new levels of greatness , new positions of strength , new places of beauty and magnificence. It takes us to valleys of hope , mountains of joy and horizons of destiny.Faith as small as a mustard seed can move that mountain of despair and longing and elevate you to your position of blessing.

Isaiah cried out ,Here I am Lord , Send ME . How many times you feel a tug inside of you for more from life , more than monotony , more than routine , more than comfort, more than normal and more than regular . Joseph went from the pit to Portiphers house to prison and on to the palace because he did not allow his fate to dictate his walk . He allowed his faith to open doors of blessing.

God is calling you to step into MORE , more than you have asked, more than you have imagined and more than you have dreamed of . Even if you can give him a half-hearted , timid , frightened YES , nevertheless it is still a YES. Something he can work with. Comfort breeds average , faith breeds abundance. Time is a component of life that waits for no person and many of you are struggling deeply in making decisions involving new opportunities. We all possess a struggle within us for responsible living but even within that self struggle , there is desire for something new . The only way we can live fulfilled lives is when we align our thoughts, actions, deeds and plans with the Masters purpose for us. A life of excellence and complete joy can only be attained when we acknowledge the Lord in all our ways . Trust the one who created you to lead you.

Answer the call , be it ministry , be it a change in employment , be it a business venture, be it relocation , whatever it is , answer that call over your life.
If you trust God with this decision entirely , he will never let your feet slip . Though you may stumble , you will not fall. Years from now , you won’t be saying , if only , but rather , I am glad I walked in faith and reaped a journey of life’s fulfillment. The world says chance , we say faith .The difference being an evident life of hope in Christ.

Hebrews 11:1 "Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

Prayer Thought :

Dear Lord, help me to walk in your perfect will for my life so that I do not lead a life of regret but divine joy. Help me not to be afraid of challenges or new territory but to embrace my destiny through faith in Christ Jesus. In Jesus Name I pray . Amen




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Steff Clark 09 Jun 2007
Thank you for this piece. Its very encouraging and true God has called us for so much more!




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