Thursday, May 15, 2014

Experience

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A post has been brewing in my mind for some time about experience. So, I decided to write about it this week.

I try to look at the positive side of things, so I believe everything I go through prepares me in some way for something else in life. Imagine this: You've just gone through a really hard situation that tested your patience. You doubted yourself and you were mad. You couldn't put your finger on exactly
what you were mad at, but you had to vent to anyone who would listen.

Throughout this time though, people have come into your life. They have encouraged you when you were depressed. You also got a lot closer to God in the midst of your trial. You didn't come to God with a long wish list of things you need Him to do. You learned that wasn't the best way to go about things. So, you are alone with God with your thoughts. "God, I don't even know what to say. All I know is I'm lost right now, and I'm desperate for you to show me the way," you cry out.

The Lord replies, "You may not know it, but you have everything you need to get through this situation."

"What?" you say incredulously. How can I have everything that I need?

"My child, when you lost your job and I provided for you, that built your faith.

Then, I sent a friend when you didn't have anyone to truly share your heart and vision with. That built trust... and patience," He adds with a laugh.

Use everything that you have gained from past experiences to help you now. Don't just store up these things and never use them!

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