There are so many thoughts racing through my head today. During my week I was faced with a situation where old me would have most definitely given up. I have sat this whole week thinking how on earth am I going to blog about this, how am I going to change the way people think and say things, how am I going to help others not do nasty, unthoughtful things. I came up with a few solutions, I came up with a few harsh words, basically if I think about it I came up with nothing. Here’s why. Let’s just go back a little to the first few sentences of this blog. “I have sat this whole week thinking how on earth am I going to blog about this, how am I going to change the way people think and say things, how am I going to help others not do nasty unthoughtful things. I came up with a few solutions, I came up with a few harsh words, basically if I think about it I came up with nothing.” You see the issue is I tried to do all these things on my own with no intent of doing it with LOVE; with the help of JESUS!!!

I was going to blog about how we should be supporting each other instead of bringing each other down, I was going to blog about that we should be each other’s biggest cheerleaders, I was going to name my blog, when you’re in- you’re in, but when you’re out- you’re out. I was going to blog about ‘clicks’, you know, those little groups we form around activities and friendships. Those things everyone wants to be apart of, those things you aren’t apart of when you leave those activities you used to take part in.

It dawned on me, it doesn’t matter what people think, it doesn’t matter if they use my failures as lessons, it doesn’t matter if they talk about me or point fingers and stare at me when I re-surface. The only thing that matters is that I’m doing what God wants me to do with ‘our’ life [my life is not my own, I belong to Jesus]. Nothing else matters. I realize now, not one person is perfect and they are doing what I would have done in the first place. You see its so easy to judge and point fingers at others, but when it comes to ourselves it’s a whole different topic. Its ok, I finally understand, I won’t let it bring me down again. I was born for a purpose, God has a plan for my life and if I can be someone else’s lesson in life, well then Lord, use me!!! Throw me into deep waters, my Saviour walks on water!

So here is where I want to encourage you!!!

It should dawn on you, it doesn’t matter what people think of you, it doesn’t matter if they use your failures as lessons, it doesn’t matter if they talk about you or point fingers and stare at you when you re-surface. The only thing that matters is that YOU are doing what God wants you to do with ‘your’ life [your life is not your own, YOU belong to Jesus]. Nothing else matters. Realize now, not one person is perfect and they are doing what YOU might have done in the first place. You see it’s so easy to judge and point fingers at others, but when it comes to ourselves it’s a whole different topic. Its ok if you only understand now, DON’T let it bring you down again. You were born for a reason, you were born for a purpose, God has a plan for your life and if you can be someone else’s lesson in life, well then by all means let the Lord use YOU!!! Get thrown into deep waters, our Saviour walks on water!

 

Please understand, this is my opinion on this topic, I’m sure you have yours too, just read it with an open heart! I pray it helps you and anyone else it may reach.

Say this with me, “Thank you Jesus, for using me in ways I could never comprehend, help me always to understand that you have a purpose for everything I go through. Amen.”