You Never Know What Life Will Throw At You

Beloved of God,

If you are a wife or a husband, chances are you will have a misunderstanding with your spouse. If you are in a relationship, you are not exempted. If you work in an organisation, chances are there for you to receive emails that you will find offensive. It doesn’t matter where you are or what you do, you will always have issues to deal with. Jesus said in John 16:33 (NIV), “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”

If you are in a blessed mess today or your relationship or marriage is in crisis or you are out of work or struggling to hold on to your current job or you are in a financial mess, don’t let yourself stay sad because of these issues. Take heart knowing that Jesus has overcome the world for you. You can be devastated but refuse to be destroyed.

The thing about life is that sometimes we just do not know what it will throw at us. That is why Jesus never said life would be easy, but He said it would be worth it according to  Matthew 7:13-14 (MSG). He said  13 “Don’t look for shortcuts to God. The market is flooded with surefire, easygoing formulas for a successful life that can be practiced in your spare time. Don’t fall for that stuff, even though crowds of people do. 14 The way to life-to God!-is vigorous and requires total attention”.

Life will throw many surprises at you but no matter what happens be patient, be calm, be strong and always have faith in the One who created life. If life throws shade at you, maybe it is time to make art with the colors. Just because you are willing to learn doesn’t mean life will not throw you an extra 2-3 lessons. Life will throw all kinds of challenges your way, when it does, take a deep breathe, step back, aim and swing but most importantly, hold the faith!

Ephesians 6:13 (NIV) says, “Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand”.

It doesn’t matter if you you are experiencing your evil day right now but their is one for everyone. You must learn to let go and let your heart be filled with joy in whatever circumstances that you are in. When you look to the future, let your heart be filled with joy. When you celebrate your birthday, let your heart be filled with joy. Do not fear the unknown. It is with Gods great love for us that we are forgiven and redeemed.

Life is too short to worry about things you do not have control over. Learn to have fun. Regret nothing, and don’t let people bring you down. Just because they don’t like you doesn’t mean God won’t bless you. Walk with confidence, raise your head above, do not be afraid, God is watching over you so let your heart be filled with joy as He unleashes His glory and renews His mercy for you everyday.

Let go of the past. Don’t re-live it. Let your heart be filled with joy. Let your mind dwell on magnificence and beauty, and your life will blossom. Let your heart be filled with joy because there is more for you. This is not all that there is to your life. Life will throw so many unwanted things at you, but never let it distract you to loose focus. Focus on the goodness of God in your life rather than the dark patches you go through. Let your heart be filled with joy not sorrow. Today shouldn’t be the only day you show gratitude towards other people you love, constantly show them. Hang onto your loved ones tight. Remember to be thankful and surround yourself with loved ones. You never know what life will throw at you.

Expect great things today. Take note of every blessing large or small and let your heart be filled with joy! Life will throw you off track, but He welcomes you back even when you’ve been quiet towards Him. Let your heart be filled with joy and your actions be filled with purpose. Count your blessings. Seriously, you have no idea what life will throw at you.

It’s a new month and you may never know what life will throw at you. The good news is that no obstacle is too big for God! I pray He will meet you in this season of expectation! May He raise an angel to comfort you in Jesus Name. Stay the course today, endure with hope and be blessed in the Lord’s Grace.

In Him,
~Ali Papa.

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