-“We are all faced with a series of great opportunities brilliantly disguised as impossible situations.” – Chuck Swindoll
So often in life we are faced with situations that seem impossible to overcome. It’s easy to look at them and feel like a victim, saying; “why God, why are you putting me through this?”
God’s answer opens up a new perspective; “Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.”
Gods Word says to “count it all joy” when you face “impossible situations,” Why? Because these challenging moments in our lives are really opportunities to GROW, to come to the end of ourselves and place our dependance more and more on God! These are the moments that define us, it’s the walking through the Fire moments, where God melts away the bad parts of us and creates in us the good parts of Him. There’s purpose in the pain we face, and God is using it to produce something beautiful in our lives, something greater than we could ever create on our own.
Whatever you may be going through today, even though they seem like impossible situations, see them in God’s light as what they really are; great opportunities!
No longer complaining or playing the victim role in these moments, but embrace these moments with JOY because God is opening up a door to endless opportunities!!!
What’s up God Gold family!! Hope you’re all having an AWESOME day! I just wanted to take a moment of your day today and share with you this message from Pastor Craig Groeschel that has been such a big encouragement along with a HUGE perspective boost for me. I pray this message will have the same affect if not greater for you today!
My BIG Take-away’s from the sermon:
Sometimes God’s preperation for us comes packaged as pain.
God allows us to go through pain in us so that He can work through us.
Don’t just see “pain” as just “pain,” but see it in the perspective of “purpose”
The very thing the enemy wants to use to harm you, God will strengthen you.
What’s going on God Gold fam!!! Hope you’re having an awesome day and staying safe during this time! Wanted to share this video with you today that a close friend sent to me recently. I don’t know who this guy is in the video but WOW!!!! WHAT AN AWESOME AND UPLIFTING MESSAGE!!!! When I recieved this message I was in the midst of worrying and trying to place everything in my own hands. What’s cool to know is that we don’t have to hold all of our troubles in our own hands because Jesus has already held them in His so we can live freely and victoriously in His abundance!!!! Enjoy this quick boost of encouragement and let it shift your perspective today!!!!
I am extremely thankful to have this sent to me awhile back from my aunt! WOW! What a perspective shifting truth this is to literally stay close to! Hope this is a BIG-time encouragement to you today!!!
‘After these things God tested Abraham and said to him, “Abraham!” And he said, “Here I am.” He said, “Take your son, your only son Isaac, whom you love, and go to the land of Moriah, and offer him there as a burnt offering on one of the mountains of which I shall tell you.” So Abraham rose early in the morning, saddled his donkey, and took two of his young men with him, and his son Isaac. And he cut the wood for the burnt offering and arose and went to the place of which God had told him. On the third day Abraham lifted up his eyes and saw the place from afar. Then Abraham said to his young men, “Stay here with the donkey; I and the boy will go over there and worship and come again to you.” And Abraham took the wood of the burnt offering and laid it on Isaac his son. And he took in his hand the fire and the knife. So they went both of them together. And Isaac said to his father Abraham, “My father!” And he said, “Here I am, my son.” He said, “Behold, the fire and the wood, but where is the lamb for a burnt offering?” Abraham said, “God will provide for himself the lamb for a burnt offering, my son.” So they went both of them together. When they came to the place of which God had told him, Abraham built the altar there and laid the wood in order and bound Isaac his son and laid him on the altar, on top of the wood. Then Abraham reached out his hand and took the knife to slaughter his son. But the angel of the Lord called to him from heaven and said, “Abraham, Abraham!” And he said, “Here I am.” He said, “Do not lay your hand on the boy or do anything to him, for now I know that you fear God, seeing you have not withheld your son, your only son, from me.” And Abraham lifted up his eyes and looked, and behold, behind him was a ram, caught in a thicket by his horns. And Abraham went and took the ram and offered it up as a burnt offering instead of his son. So Abraham called the name of that place, “The Lord will provide”; as it is said to this day, “On the mount of the Lord it shall be provided.” And the angel of the Lord called to Abraham a second time from heaven and said, “By myself I have sworn, declares the Lord , because you have done this and have not withheld your son, your only son, I will surely bless you, and I will surely multiply your offspring as the stars of heaven and as the sand that is on the seashore. And your offspring shall possess the gate of his enemies, and in your offspring shall all the nations of the earth be blessed, because you have obeyed my voice.” ‘