Pain can be and always is your friend. Pain is God’s way of allowing many varied things to come into your life, slap you in your face to get your undivided attention, so that He can guide and direct you into taking a new direction in your life. Pain is God’s nudge to you to get you to realize that it is time for you to make some necessary changes in your own life.
Now allow me to tell you that if you ignore or fail to properly react to the leading God is giving you, then He will increase the level of pain with which He is inflicting you until you will have to make the required changes. You cannot run or hide from the Hand of God moving in your life. Don’t bother to try to do it. God is always in control,…not you!
His Will always trumps your personal will.
So let’s look closely at what is going on in your life right now. I would bet that there is a real good chance that some “Bad Stuff” is coming at you or is actually attacking you as you are reading or listening to this article. It happens to everyone, so don’t feel like you are the only one who is suffering. Good things happen to people and so do bad things. We all get our own fair share of bad annually. As a suggestion, I would encourage you to look at the bright side of what is going on in your life, rather than focusing on the dark side of things.
God will always be testing your level of faith in Him. He will always be challenging you to grow bigger than are the problems that you are facing. God wants you to be continually growing in your knowledge and understanding of Him and His ways. Therefore, He will always be allowing situations and circumstances to enter your life that cause you to draw closer to Him and strengthen your personal relationship with Him. This is precisely why He is always “pushing you to grow” and “stretching you further than you think you can go.”
Your Comfort Zone is indeed your Failure Zone.
All success occurs in the Fringe of Fear.
Getting out of your Comfort Zone and into the Fringe of Fear is required for all those folks desiring to become successful. It is absolutely amazing as to how few people there really are who will do that very thing.
All of God’s Power in life is given to those souls who are in total submission to God and His Instructions.
God is the source of all creation, whether you believe that or not.
Since God is in total control, things will always, in the long run, work the exact manner and way that He designed them to work. You cannot make or demand that God do things any differently than the way He originally designed them to work and be used.
The Power of Submission is one of the three great powers in life.
That is why the wise person is always the one who understands these discussed truths of life, and submits himself and his personal desires to those of God. It is the wise person who stays humble and continues working and doing the things he knows to be are God’s right way of getting things accomplished, even when everything in his life is not going well or is failing to accomplish what it is that he is attempting to do.
There is a reason and a cause for everything that happens to you in your life. We do not always know or understand why things happen to us be they good or bad, BUT…we can always fully trust and rely on what God tells us in His Holy Word, The Bible. In the Book of Romans, Chapter 8, verse 28 NLT:
(28) “And we know that God causes everything to work together
for the good of those who love God and are called according
to his purpose for them.”
May I kindly remind all of you that God is under no obligation whatsoever to reveal to you what or why He is doing or allowing to be done to you any of those things which you experience. Your part is to simply be obedient to His teachings, just as He described in the Book of James, Chapter 1, verses 2–4, NLT:
(2) “Dear brothers and sisters, when troubles come your way,
consider it an opportunity for great joy.
(3) For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance
has a chance to grow.
(4) So let it grow, for when your endurance is fully developed,
you will be perfect and complete, needing nothing.”
Isn’t that really what we are all looking for,…to at last be perfect and complete and lacking nothing? As for me personally, I would certainly hope so.
So I would conclude that whenever anything happens to you, for you, or against you,…count it all joy. Submit to the mighty Hand of God who is working in your life all the while exercising your personal patience and submission to simply Let Go…and Let God take charge of all matters as you journey through the testing of your faith and character.
Permit me to share with you a short poem by an anonymous author that I came across many years ago. It is appropriate for this discussion and may be a great value to some of you fellow travelers on the road to success who have encountered some push-back, bitter obstacles, vicious criticism, or negative attacks. Give your challenges to God and then…. get out of His way. He will help you through it all as long as you stay positive and continue to praise His involvement in your life.
LETTING GO TAKES LOVE
To let go does not mean to stop caring,
it means I can’t do it for someone else.
To let go is not to cut myself off,
it’s the realization I can’t control another.
To let go is not to enable,
but allow learning from natural consequences.
To let go is to admit powerlessness, which means
the outcome is not in my hands.
To let go is not to try to change or blame another,
it’s to make the most of myself.
To let go is not to care for,
but to care about.
To let go is not to fix,
but to be supportive.
To let go is not to judge,
but to allow another to be a human being.
To let go is not to be in the middle arranging all the outcomes,
but to allow others to affect their destinies.
To let go is not to be protective,
it’s to permit another to face reality.
To let go is not to deny,
but to accept.
To let go is not to nag, scold, or argue,
but instead to search out my own shortcomings and correct them.
To let go is not to adjust everything to my desires,
but to take each day as it comes and cherish myself in it.
To let go is not to criticize or regulate anybody,
but to try to become what I dream I can be.
To let go is not to regret the past,
but to grow and live for the future.
To let go is to fear less and love more,
To let go and to let God, is to find peace!
Remember: The time to love is short.
Peace And Love To All of You…………Poppa Bear