Have you lost your joy, hope, passion or enthusiasm? Has stress, depression, sickness or circumstances got you down? I’m here to tell you that you’re not alone. Life is hard and messy. We will have trials and problems. Do not give up. Do not lose hope. There is one who says you can cast your burdens and cares on Him. There is one who died for you to have everlasting peace, joy and life. He can help you in this moment. Just ask Him and reach for His hand; cry out to Jesus. He is standing right next to you with His arms open wide. Receive His love, bask in His presence, feel His warm embrace and feel your heart unite with His.
Joined together as one, God holds you in the palm of His hand and close to His heart. He will supply all your needs, comfort you, guide you and bestow a genuine love and appreciation for life. No one ever promised life would be easy, but you don’t have to do it alone. God will never leave you nor forsake you.
“Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you.” (1 Peter 5:7 NLT)
I am desperate for you. Please heal my mind and heart, allow me to experience your peace and love. Reveal yourself to me. I am giving you all my cares and I am casting my burdens on you. I am thankful you care about me and you restore hope to my soul. Ignite a passion inside me so I can go forth today and every day, loving you and other people like never before. Even in the midst of trials and pain, I can experience your peace that surpasses all understanding. Thank you for your faithfulness and supplying all my needs. Thank you for drawing me close to you. Amen.
Did you know that woman you envy, has a daughter with cancer?
Do you know the man driving that 90,000 dollar car would give anything for a wife who respects him? Do you know the lady across the street that has everything; she cries herself to sleep at night because her husband beats her.
Do you know that girl at work who’s fit and beautiful; she makes herself throw up every day and thinks she’s fat. The lucky boy with the new car from his parents; he’s never experienced intimate love from his own family. Your boss who’s successful at everything and has the perfect family; he’s cheated on his wife several times and he’s NEVER home.
Stop playing the comparison game. Stop assuming you know the truth about others by what you see or believe. Stop the pity parties; ungrateful attitudes and wallowing in discontentment. “Yet true godliness with contentment is itself great wealth.” (1Timothy 6:6) Instead, thank God for what you do have; and pray for the change you want or need. Each of our lives is a gift that God wants us to enjoy with a thankful heart. God’s mercy and grace is unfathomable and his love is incomprehensible. God loves us unconditionally and has great plans for us.
Some people are afraid to accept who they are and live as the unique individual God created them to be. They cling onto what they see around them and choose to be "acceptable”; by duplicating or envying someone else. This is not the life God intends for us. This creates negative emotions, pride and immaturity; constructing a negative or haughty attitude; creating unwelcome or sinful behavior. God created us with talents, gifts, personalities, characteristics and a destiny like no one else. There can’t be and never will be; another you! And we will never fulfill our God given mission on this Earth while longing or pretending to be someone else.
If we mimic the lives of other people, we become a counterfeit and waste the creativity and freedom God has given us. Let’s ask God to search our hearts and energize us with excitement, faith and power to reach for higher aspirations becoming all he has created us to be. Let’s seek God for contentment and understand that only He can satisfy us.
Stop looking to people for approval and confirmation; and look to God! Don't be afraid to be yourself. Don’t hide what God put inside you. Shine brightly and remember;
"God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but a spirit of power, love, and self discipline.”(2 Timothy 1:7)
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