Everything Can Be Turned Around

Beloved,

Today might have started bad, but keep going even if you have made a mistake. I don’t believe in mistakes. Everything can be turned around and in your favour. Don’t accept defeat, don’t accept that low life. Don’t accept failure. Don’t accept that bad report from the doctor. With faith everything can be turned around: A bad day to a good day; a defeat into triumph; failure into success; bad report into a good report. In one act of kindness, everything can be turned around.

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Better Days Are Coming

Dear Someone,

I want you to know that irrespective of what your circumstances may look like today, God is not surprised at the mess you made in your life. God is not surprised at our mistakes. God is not surprised at what is happening to you. God is not surprised at how long things may be taking. God is not surprised at your weaknesses. God is not surprised at the blessings you enjoy. God is not surprised at the things that have shaken your life. God is not surprised about the gossip and slander going on about you. God is not surprised at anything today.

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He’s Not Ashamed of You

Beloved of God,

Often times people tend to focus so much on their weight, self-doubt, lack of faith, challenges at work, finances, mistakes, and how they have messed up in their relationships or marraiges. We focus so much on how we have messed up in life instead of focusing on the Grace of God.

God didn’t create you to live a life of regret. God didn’t create you an opharn that’s without help. God didn’t create you to watch you go through a life of poverty. God created and called you into a life of faith. When you utilize your faith, Hebrews 11:16 says, “God is not ashamed to be called your God”.

Instead of focusing on all the bad, be thankful for all the good. Each day you have is a blessing from God. Put away your self-doubt, your question of worth, your lack of faith in your ability. Stop being embarrassed. God is not ashamed to be identified with you even at your worst. HE BELIEVES IN YOU!

Every situation that is before you today all have an expiration date. That’s why God is not ashamed to start afresh with you. He is not afraid of a new beginning with you. If God brings you to it, He will bring you through it. Yes you are a sinner. God is not surprised by that. They said you’re unworthy, but God is not ashamed to call you His child. It doesn’t matter how terrible your mistakes are, they are not a surprise to God. Refuse to be defined by your mistakes. You might have fallen short sometimes, God is still not ashamed of you. He’s not scandalized by you. He’s not surprised by you. He loves you. We all have a past we are ashamed of but God is not ashamed of us.

If you are divorce or separated, God is not ashamed of you. Sometimes God removes things from our lives for our own protection. So trust in Him. If you are out of job, God is not ashamed of you. God is not ashamed of your resumé! If everyone is treating you like an outcast in your local congregation, God will not. If they don’t want to sit next to you in Church, fine! God will! No matter how poor, hated, left alone you are, God is not ashamed of being your God, He loves you for who you are. God is not ashamed of your story; you don’t need to be either. Don’t worry about what they think. Don’t worry about the name they call you. God is not ashamed to call you his child. His heart is swollen with unconditional love, joy, hope and protection for you. God is not ashamed of you when you are bound in chains, He only wants you to turn to Him.

1 Timothy 1:16 (CEV) says, “But since I was worse than anyone else, God had mercy on me and let me be an example of the endless patience of Christ Jesus. He did this so that others would put their faith in Christ and have eternal life”. 

If people are ashamed of you because you are radical, God is not ashamed to be called your God! God loves the lowly. He is not ashamed of the lowliness of human beings. Jesus is not ashamed to call us brothers. Hebrews 2:11 (CEV) says, “Jesus and the people he makes holy all belong to the same family. That is why he isn’t ashamed to call them his brothers and sisters”. 

Even though you make mistakes, God is not ashamed to be called your God. I am encouraging you to hear this, believe it, and live it! God is not ashamed to be Identified with the parts of you that you think you need to hide. If you know Jesus, God is not ashamed to be called your God – no matter how ashamed you are of your past or your present. Here’s God’s promise to you: “I will not in any way fail you nor give you up nor leave you without support.” (Heb. 13:5) 

Rest knowing that what God has for you, He has for you. Nobody can take it away from you. When the enemy comes in like a flood, the spirit of God will raise you up as a standard against it. Rest knowing that God is not ashamed to be called your God. Rest knowing that change is coming your way. Rest knowing that help will come. Rest knowing that every need shall be supplied in Jesus’ name!

@IamAlipapa

Recovering from Divorce (2)

“Recovering from divorce and learning to live again takes time, so please be patient with yourself. Chances are you’ll go through the recognised stages of grief…”

To read more of This Word For Today written by Bob and Debby Gass visit:

http://www.ucb.co.uk/word-for-today-38833.html

Let Your Hope Endures 

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Dearly Beloved,

In life you can either be a success or a failure. In life you can give up, give in or give it all you’ve got. In life you will meet two kinds of people. Ones who build you up, and ones who tear you down. Sometimes you can do things right but at other times you might be wrong. Many times we wish things could have been different or that we could be different but things always have a way of working out in the end. Every story they say has an ending, but in life every ending is just a new beginning. It doesn’t matter in which street of life you are right now, you can begin again with God. Endure with hope, God is not only the God of second chances, He is the God of another chance, the God of multiple chances.

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Stay The Course (11)

Dearly Beloved,

Yesterday is gone. Today is a new day. Only God knows what tomorrow is going to bring. Leave the past where it belongs. Don’t let your past be your prison. Don’t let the mistakes of yesterday or any outside circumstances and events have power over you.

If your relationship or marriage has become a silent hell for you and your life is in danger, don’t cling to it. If you are no longer finding satisfaction in your work, don’t cling to it, it’s probably time for you to start something new. If you are depressed because of the circumstances around you, guard your heart and free yourself from depression. Proverbs 4:23 (AMP) says, “Keep and guard your heart with all vigilance and above all that you guard, for out of it flow the springs of life”.

We have all made mistakes in life. At some point in our lives we have all made the wrong choices and some of them are life changing. But irrespective of what your wrong choices may have brought your way or taken you into, always remember that God has guaranteed you victory! He has promised to make all things, including your mistakes, known and unknown, work together for your good.

No matter how far you have gone in the wrong path, forgive yourself for your faults and your mistakes and move on. God can re-direct you, He can guide you, He can change the course that you must follow and give you an ending you never thought possible. Romans 8:28 AMP says, “We are assured and know that [God being a partner in their labor] all things work together and are [fitting into a plan] for good to and for those who love God and are called according to [His] design and purpose”.

Today is a new beginning, don’t mistake your condition for your portion. Stop making snap judgments, stop jumping to conclusions, stop becoming impulsive and “judge nothing before the time” – 1 Corinthians 4:5.

Your yesterday’s success is gone. You had faith for yesterday’s success but today is a new day. There is a future for you. There is a tomorrow to look forward to. And here are my questions for you. What  can you see? What becomes of you? A man is either intimidated by his past mistakes or errors or he is motivated by his success of the past. You must never be intimidated by your past because you are bigger than your past. Make up your mind to go ahead and confront what is ahead of you. 

As you prayerfully make a conscious effort to leave your past behind, I encourage you to stay the course and on purpose. Take hold of the Name of the LORD in your battle against the giants in your life and you will subdue them. Have the confidence that God will always look beyond your frailties and mistakes. His love came down for you – it is constant, it doesn’t change. God is not about to get tired of you. He is not about to give up on you. He is not about to leave you as an orphan  He will always look beyond today, beyond your mistakes and see the possibilities that are ahead of you.

Be blessed in the Lord’s Grace. Trust the past to God’s mercy, the present to God’s love and the future to God’s providence.

@IamAlipapa