My Father woke me up this morning with a thought… ” I can not make anything happen. “
I try in life. I see a lack or malfunction and I try to fix it. I feel I always have a responsibility. Even though I have a powerful and loving God, I feel there is always a part I have to play. I cannot just sit around and wait for things to happen.
So I try to fix the health issues I have. I try to find the glitch to why I am not sleeping and I try to find a ‘cure’. I approach people to see if they could be a potential friend. I see the lack… and I do what I can.
I am reminded of meeting Tim. For the longest time I feared men. I wasn’t going on dates, didn’t even talk with guys… how on earth would I go from that to getting married? It took lots of effort on my end. I sought out healing, I took this singles course in church and I read this book. By the time Tim and I met, I was ready! I did my part.
But lately I have had the thought that I can actually not make anything happen. I am reminded of meeting Melissa. I had just become a Christian and did not have one single Christian friend. God had me sit next to Melissa in church one morning and we hit it off. I didn’t even know I had the need. It was God’s doing. God provided.
Again I think of meeting Tim. All though I got ready for him, there is no way I could have made us meet. I could not have picked out the right husband. One unexpected church morning, visiting church in the US, we ended up sitting next to one another and we hit it off. It was that simple and so very God appointed.
Tim and I visit house after house, apartment after apartment to find the right place near church and community. We feel a deep desire to move. It takes a lot of energy and it is very discouraging. We were both reminded that we do our part, but in the end it is God who has a home already picked out for us. It is God who has the finances lined up. It is God who has picked out the people we are supposed to live next to and love.
And so today when I lack… I will probably try to make things happens. I will play my part but it is VERY IMPORTANT to remember that we ourselves do not make things happen. Nor do we want to I think. It is so much better when we wait and let God unfold our story. God reminded me: ” You Do ! “
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From hopeless to hope.
From hurting to healing.
From surviving to living.
From crying to laughing.
That is my story. It wasn't easy.
The road of healing is the hardest one to choose. Sometimes it seems easier to bury or hide. But healing and recovery are possible. With God all things are possible! But it doesn't mean God does for us. It is my experience that I had to choose and work hard myself, with God on my side. God doesn't fix for me, He fixes through me. It is a painful process worth living.
The story continues.
The chapter may be closed.
The book however isn't.
I have reached the wonderful chapter of marriage.
2012 was my year. I love sharing life now and never want to forget what God has given me and done for me. Redemption is a word that was said most on our wedding day. We each have suffered much and God deserves all praise for having been faithful and leading in times of trouble. He overcame and His redemptive power is amazing and I want to witness to that. We do not live for ourselves but for Him.
Like I said, the story continues.
With it's ups and downs. Embracing that journey is what makes life life. It's not important where I go, it's how I go.
Isaiah 62: 1-5
For Zion's sake I will not keep silent, for Jerusalem's sake I will not remain quiet, till her vindication shines out like the dawn, her salvation like a blazing torch. The nations will see your vindication, and all kings your glory; you will be called by a new name that the mouth of the Lord bestow. You will be a crown of splendor in the Lord's hand, a royal diadem in the hand of your God. No longer will they call you Deserted, or name your land Desolate. But you will be called Hephzibah, and your land Beulah; for the Lord will take delight in you, and your land will be married. As a young man marries a young woman, so will your Builder marry you; as a bridegroom rejoices over his bride, so will your God rejoice over you.
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