Tuesday, March 30, 2010

It's Not About You

Far too often, when problems arise in our lives, we get all bent out of shape and cry the Lord Why Me? song.  Well, today I'm scratching the record and helping you to realize that your trials aren't even really about you.  They serve a much bigger purpose than just to annoy you.

God is helping me to realize that every thing I've gone through, or what I'm currently experiencing in my life, serves the purpose of gaining valuable life lessons and wisdom to help someone else.  It's not even about me.  God doesn't inflict us with hardship and unpleasant situations just for the heck of it.  No.  There's purpose in everything that God allows.  So please, don't for a second think that God is just picking on you because He has nothing better to do.  He's picked you out to teach, grow and develop you so that you will be able to pick up your sister.  I know how frustrating it can be when it seems like as soon as one storm passes in your life, here come a Hurricane Katrina and you're flooded with adversity...no pun intended.

It's so easy to lose sight of the bigger picture when you're drowing in anguish and sometimes you just want to go under and allow the current to wash you away, but I want to encourage you to stay afloat.  Someone is depending on you to pull through so that you can pull them through.  You see, God uses our misery and turns it into ministry.  It's in the hurt, pain, shame and guilt that God brings us through, where ministry is birthed.  Someone needs to know your story.  Don't be ashamed of where you've been, or where you are, because it's exactly where someone else is today and they need your help in holding on.

Whether you've been a victim of rape, molestation, addiction...whatever your case may be...God allowed it so that you can help the next person.  Don't keep all God has taught you through your trials to yourself, but use it to glorify God.  It's not about you, but it's about the lives that are changed through God's power within you.

Til we meet again...

Live more...worry less...laugh often!


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