And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. Romans 8:28 (NIV)
When you begin to think about your life, how often do you believe that you are where you are suppose to be? Does God have you on hold? Haven't gotten that promotion yet? Didn't buy that dream house? Failed the test, again!?! Well if so, maybe its for a reason. You may not recognize why that door was shut now, but someday it will be crystal clear. You may not have achieved those things now, but maybe you are still growing and just not mature enough to handle the blessings yet. Be still and know that He is God.
You have lessons to learn and spiritual maturity is in progess. So, what's the struggle? All things will work for your good providing God is the love of your life. If you place God first in everything you do, life will work better for you. What ever the will of God is for your life, that's what will happen because God wants only the best for you. Regardless of how bleak your future or situation may look now, just trust and have faith in God and He will see that you have a bright future. Your friends will need sunglasses because your future will be so bright! Be encouraged my sisters and brothers because God is still molding the clay in you. Keep your eyes fixed on Jesus and you will be able to walk on water.
For God knew his people in advance, and he chose them to become like his Son, so that his Son would be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters. And having chose them, he called them to come to him. And having called them, he gave them right standing with himself. And having given them right standing, he gave them his glory. Romans 8:29-30 (NLT)
If you are called to it, you will be justified to do it and receive God's glory for it. Don't waste time wondering and worrying about what others think. Only be concerned with what God wants for you. If you are in the flow of the spirit, you can rest assure, that God is - all - over - it, whatever "it" is. Life is seasonal. With every season there is life -- death -- then life again. It's called the circle of life and that is the best way to continue to grow effectively. We need to die to selfishness daily. Take off that old robe of worry and put on a new robe of hope. Renew your mind and get your spirit in line with God's plan for your life. The only thing holding you back is YOU!!!! So, what's the struggle?
God's promises will never be broken. We are promised our daily bread (Ps. 23). Keep in mind that God is working on your behalf as long as you are in His will. Stay in the will of God for your life because that's your safety mechanism. If you dwell in the secret place of the Most High, you can rest in the shadows of the Almighty God. He will send His angels to guard you in all of your ways to protect you from running into walls and dead ends. Stay the course and finish the race. "Better to finish last than not finish at all." Your greatest reward is in heaven. Now, if you have been called to do great things for God, why are still sitting there???? Run like the wind, trust in God and He will orchestrate the music in your heart. Stop the inner struggle with your inner man or woman. Seek God for your plans and he will make your paths straight-forward with precision and perfection. So, what's your struggle?
What ever the conditions of your lives, Jesus paid the price to justify the purpose of your condition. There is a valid reason why you are who you are. Seek God for the reason. Let's get over the sin subject. The debt to sin has been cancelled by the final sacrificial lamb, Jesus Christ. Grace is our ticket to everlasting freedom of life and liberty but we must live to please God. He is the alpha and omega. He is Everlasting and Holy. Almighty and Powerful , Father -- Lord of ALL.
What, then shall we say in response to this? If God is for us, who can be against us? (31) Who will bring any charge against those whom God has chosen? (33)
Some things you just can't explain. Why am I this way or that way? Who can judge me? Not one! Some of us with the gift of prophecy or discernment may recognize unrighteousness but God is the only judge. We may assess and conclude but God determines the outcome. So, what's your struggle? If you are called to it, rise to the challenge and do it for kingdom's sake. God is looking for ambassadors not solders. Basic training is over now it's time to become skilled in your gifts but remember the battle is not ours, it's the Lord's.
You have the victory in Christ so, what's the struggle?
Pastor Doris G. Deckard
- Pastor Deckard
- Dallas, Texas, United States
- Pastor Deckard is a native Texan and lives in Dallas with her family. She preached her first sermon in 2004 and was ordained in 2008. Pastor Deckard has continued to preach and teach at Church of the Solid Rock. She has made her life all about service and participated in many workshops and seminars, from parenting symposiums to diversity conferences along with speaking engagements. Pastor Deckard has traveled locally and internationally, preaching and singing for the Lord. She is a Partnered Ally with the University of North Texas Equality and Diversity Programs and received many awards for her various community-outreach programs and volunteer services. One ministry very close to her heart is Sand Branch. As a Preacher of the Gospel, Pastor Deckard desires to introduce more souls to Christ as she encourages others to focus more on spirituality and their relationship with the Lord. Pastor Deckard founded D. G. Deckard Ministries in 2007, a 501c3 Christian organization. She is also the founder and Pastor of Church the Solid Rock, Dallas TX; a place of worship, acceptance and spiritual growth.
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