It's All Part of the Journey
I'm sure I'm not the only one who has had a change of perspective in the past few years. and in the past few months there have been multiple times that I have literally stopped and marveled at the amount of things I have come to re-think.
This happened to me a few days ago. on my way to church. I was having a quick chat with my cousin and as often happens when the two of us get together by telephone, I had a huge revelation about my perspective.
(If you don’t already have someone in your life who sharpens you like iron, find someone.)
As we were talking, I realized that for most of my 56 years, I had the belief that life was supposed to be good. Ok, obviously, not-good things happen in life, I've experienced some of those....but I have been living my life thinking that those "bad" things that happened, were obstacles and roadblocks to my good life; almost like detours that we come across when we're on a road trip. I thought they were keeping me from the things I wanted in life.
I have been so destination focused (not a new revelation) that I hadn't really looked at the obstacles as just part of the journey. To piggy-back off the last Blog Post, those roadblocks were just opportunities to RECALCULATE!!!
It's not that I didn't know any of this before. It's that I hadn't really seen it as just part of the journey. Instead of letting those setbacks ruin the whole trip, we need to see them for what they are.
Sometimes, they give us the opportunity to slow down, take a look around and make adjustments. Sometimes, they fuel us to move forward and to push through. Sometimes, circumstances stop us in our tracks and threaten to take us out.
But we get to choose how we respond to those roadblocks. With Jesus on our side, we ALWAYS win for if God is for us, who can be against us?
As I shared my revelation with my cousin, we both thought of Romans 8:28.
This Scripture is just one of the many reasons why I love Jesus!! No matter what comes our way, no matter what we face, God will always - did you see that? ALWAYS, work ALL things together for good!!! Oh but there are conditions. All things work together for good to those who love God and are the called according to His purpose. We must love God which is explained by Jesus Himself as follows:
"Jesus answered and said to him,
“If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word;
and My Father will love him,
and We will come to him
and make Our home with him.""
When we have a personal relationship with the Father, through Jesus Christ, and we keep His word, we are demonstrating that we love Him and we are called according to His purpose. Jesus came to reconcile us to God the Father, to bring us into right standing with Him and to restore us to the Kingdom of God! One of the benefits of that restored relationship is the promise of Romans 8:28.
And I LOVE how that verse begins: WE KNOW!!!
When we know Jesus and we know the Father and we know Holy Spirit, then we KNOW His promises are Yes and Amen because we BELIEVE!
Believing is all that He requires of us! When we believe, we keep His word, we love Him, we are called according to His purposes and we are a part of His family and His Kingdom!!
If you do not have this restored relationship with God but would like to, ask Him for it, in your own words....nothing fancy or practised....just from your heart, right now, right where you are. He will make Himself known to you if you only believe He wants to have this relationship with you!
Jesus, through His Holy Spirit will lead you through the journey of your life. He will walk every step with you. He will never leave you. He will always forgive you and love you. He will direct your steps and show you the way! Only believe!!!!
Lisa Jo Singh
I am a Kingdom Queen,