Good Things!

Is God trying to teach me something?

Not everything in life goes fine and dandy. Reality is that often things may go wrong. Life happens and we may have setbacks. But big or small as they may be, let’s keep this in mind:

God is NOT the one behind the negatives in our life! Not at all! In fact, He is only capable of producing good things! He is ONLY interested in facilitating a GOOD life for us! He gives us GOOD things! Everything GOOD in your life came from HIM! Don’t ever think He lets bad things in our life happen so He can teach us something. NO NEVER!! And He never will!

So as we close out this year, and as the days turn into weeks, and the weeks into months, let us keep in mind always: He gives us ALL the GOOD we have in our life!
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
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Good Plan!!!

With how quickly life happens, it’s easy to get wrapped up in day-to-day activities and routines.  It’s happened to me-I get so busy with life, and so focused on doing it right, that I look up and months have gone by.  I realize I have only fatigue left and most of the time, didn’t even enjoy most of what was going on!  But when I learned of this, I was so relieved!

I realized that no matter how much effort I put into getting things done right, I have limited ability because I have limited visibility-in my own strength that is.  You see, God can see the big picture.  I can’t.  He knows what will happen if I decide one way or the other.  He knows what my life will look like in one year, in ten years, and all the way up until the end of my life.  Human effort can only plan as best as possible, and hope for the best, right?

Nope! You see, God is SO good!  He planned for me, so I don’t have to!  That’s right!  It’s really exhausting trying to figure out your own life, and if you have children, it can be extremely daunting, frustrating-scary even-trying to plan life and live it right.  But there’s BIG hope!!!

Jeremiah 29:11 (NLT) says this:

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HE MADE A PLAN FOR ME!!  What’s more, He made a GOOD plan!!  That’s exciting news!!  I don’t have to figure things out the hard, frustrating exhausting way!!! I just have to let His plans replace mine, and viola!!  He doesn’t want to make things hard and mysterious for us.  On the contrary, He tells us in John 10:10 (NLT)

….“My purpose is to give them a rich and satisfying life”.

So if He made out a good plan for you, AND His purpose is for you to live richly, how then do you get His plans going in you life?  Just ASK!!!

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Yes, it IS THAT simple!!  All we have to do is ask Him.  As we already saw in His word, He is more than willing to give us a good rich life, full of everything we can possibly desire.  I don’t know about you, but after knowing that He planned out my life, that it is a good plan, that He wants me to live a rich and satisfying life, and that all I have to do is ask Him for it, I have no desire to live life in my own ability or strength anymore!  All I want to do is have His plan be my life!!

So don’t be discouraged if you life’s passing you by and leaving you frustrated and exhausted.  Ask Him and trust His plan for you.  I can assure you, it’s a better plan than the one you have now!!