It’s Gratefulness

ImageI woke up this morning feeling so grateful. This life that’s been afforded to me has had many ups and downs but I’m still here. I’ve endured happiness and pain but I know each and every experience has brought me to this life I have today.

Romans 8:18 says, “I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us.”

I’m always quick to say that I am thankful for the hardship in my past because it has made me the person I am today. My past experiences taught me two things. First, God has a plan for me so all I can do is trust him. Secondly, I was and am stronger than I ever thought.

We never know why we are going through a particular situation, but we have to stand firm knowing that God is in control. It can be hard to relinquish control and give that power to someone else. But if you want to go higher and see your plan come to pass, then you must believe and trust that God has everything already worked out.

Early in my walk with God this scripture has been my foundation. It’s Proverbs 3:5-6, “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.”

All I can do is trust him completely. Since he knows the whole plan and I don’t, I trust him to lead and guide me exactly where I should go.

As you go throughout the day, weeks and months, remember to be grateful to God because he is working everything for your good. He knows the plans he has set in motion for your life so look at each day as a stepping stone to get you to your end result.

Don’t focus too much on the journey; just keep your eyes on the destination. There is something awesome for you to do. Each day, each smile and even the tears are preparing you for tomorrow.

Continue to focus on all the love and happiness that’s around you. Smile bigger, laugh harder, love deeply. Embrace today for what it is. It’s getting you one step closer to fulfilling your destiny.

Set an example to those around you and walk with your head held high knowing that nothing can stop you and the purpose that has been set just for you.

About nomorebandages

No More Bandages! promotes spiritual healing of the heart, mind and soul. NMB! focuses on, what I call, the spiritual and natural bandages that we place in our lives. A bandage is anything we use to cover up a wound. Those bandages can hinder our growth. Once that bandage is identified, it can be removed, allowing God to begin the healing process. God can heal cancer just as easily as a broken hea rt. It all lies within our desire to be made whole. I am blessed to be able to share my life and the abuse I endured beginning at just four years old. If I help just one person, my hurt and pain is not in vain. We all need healing in our lives.
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