‘Come now, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will travel to such and such a city and spend a year there and do business and make a profit.” You don’t even know what tomorrow will bring — what your life will be! For you are like smoke that appears for a little while, then vanishes.’ (James 4:13-14 HCSB)
There’s no good news today. Just the fact: it gets tougher as you go.
There it is.
Plain as day.
Many of my people are starting back to school today, and with that, things are starting to heat up again. But, your Provider has a plan for this vapor life that holds no comparison to the eternity that you are holding out for. None.
So. Here’s the deal:
Some say, ‘when I find a man, I’ll be happy.’ Or, ‘when I finish this semester, I’ll be happy.’ Or, ‘when I lose 20 lbs, then I’ll be happy’.
But, SweetOne, until you choose for Christ to be ENOUGH, you will never find contentment. Satisfaction will escape you and turmoil will control every part of your emotions.
Contentment is a choice.
As a Believer, you are a carrier of Christ. You learn contentment by living out your hours in situations of discontent- EEKS!
Be mindful that you are in the ‘School of Immanuel, God is with me’. Instead of stressing out over each syllabus, cultivate the presence of God Almighty all around you, moving within you. Choose to be a content vapor.
‘But we are not those who draw back and are destroyed, but those who have faith and obtain life.’ (Hebrews 10:39 HCSB)
Do you ever feel like your life is stupid? Like you are on an insane ride and that your Maker must have certainly zingered your life to be a test case?!!
News flash: look around. Every face you see today has such a season.
Hear this: you are not a problem.
You. are. an. ANSWER.
Not just any ole answer, you are God’s answer. Sit there a sec.
There is a problem today that only you can answer. ‘God said, “DearHeart, I have bound things in you, I have loosed things in you, I have given you keys, now
YOU raise the dead in downcast faces,
YOU speak the gospel to the oppressed,
YOU heal the diseases of the soul,
YOU set the captives free.
You can trust Him on this one. You are someone’s only glimpse of hope today.
There is no greater tool than a life laid down. The reason He has healed you is so your message can be used to heal someone else. If you are still looking for a sign – look at your own story. Look at His hand in your own healings. Use your story. Show them the answer.
You’ve been assigned.
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‘By these He has given us very great and precious promises, so that through them you may share in the divine nature, escaping the corruption that is in the world because of evil desires.’ (2 Peter 1:4 HCSB)
If you claim God’s promises for your very own, then you start walking every physical step (even barely shuffling along) in the power Your Creator has downloaded into your spirit. Yes, you do.
You have faith in His promises for this reason: even if you are kinda wishy washy … wondering, “hmmm, is this promise or that promise true for MY life?” faith is acting like is so, even when it’s not so,
in order that it might be so,
because, God said so.
Last time I checked, what God says is more important than what what anyone else says.
Last time I checked, SpiritWalker, what God says is TRUE.
It worked for Abraham, that means it works for you and me, too. See:
‘He did not waver in unbelief at God’s promise but was strengthened in his faith and gave glory to God,’ (Romans 4:20 HCSB)
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