What keeps running and never stops?

InfinityFor those who HATE riddles..the answer is Time.  At least as we know it.  Our time may stop but life goes on around us.  We want to scream,” Whoa!!! Stop!! don’t you see my PAIN?”

I, personally, have said, “Stop this merry-go-round…I want to GET OFF!!”  My gracious Redeemer had other plans and gently drew me away from the edge of the INSANITY CLIFF.

I am soo grateful that He was able to create a new mind in me.  Many painful circumstances remain in my journey; however, I am able to trust that He will use all for my good and for the purpose designed especially for me.

“And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.” Romans 8:28 NASB

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SERENITY DURING CHANGE IS POSSIBLE 

SEEK HEALING!!

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Change – Is Life

Time seems to hang…. when we start out. New experiences just don’t seem to come fast enough; until that inevitable day when .. the change is negative!

School is beginning again. I didn’t like the teacher last year and dread the assignment this year.

I have to go to the doctor for a check up.

I face a final term exam and feel less than prepared.

I just LOST MY JOB!!! This can be in many ways. It can be a long term career but the company failed or it can be an investment of what I perceive as a LONG time that feels totally wasted. It can be motherhood has reached its pinnacle when the child wants to step out from the protective barriers.

What ever the change –whether exciting or dreadful, I have learned that my Heavenly Father watches over me and holds my hand and often waits for me to acknowledge His constant presence in every step.

Digging deep into myself, I can FEEL the tingle of change as events begin and end but often I am so self absorbed that I shove the feeling aside and continue to plod away at tasks no longer needed.

Do you feel unfinished? This post may be revisited and revised because change is LIFE.

Yes, I have the answers. I just don’t know where I put them.

8 Easy Ways to Make Someone Else’s Day — Success Inspirers’ World

 

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Originally posted on YoungCoco: Greet them excitedly when they enter a room There’s no better feeling than being warmly greeted when you enter a new space. Acknowledge someone else’s presence! Ask them how they are and dig deeper “How are you?” “I’m okay, how are you?” Ask why they are just okay! “What’s going on…

via 8 Easy Ways to Make Someone Else’s Day — Success Inspirers’ World

Destruction is so much faster than Creation

Commemorating today the devastation of 9/11/2001, we look at the meaningless destruction with sadness, horror, and grief.  But in reality, no destruction is meaningless.  It is the primary goal of our Enemy.

Be sober and self-controlled. Be watchful. Your adversary, the devil, walks around like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. 1Peter 5:8 World English Bible

I avidly destroyed a summer’s worth of weeds in 2 hours.  I delighted in removing the unwanted growth.  But in my life!!!, no I did NOT delight in the removal of the cancer of sin.  I fought it, prayed about it, cried about it.  I was deluded in the belief that if I had enough money, I would be content in my life.  God knew better.  I am listening to a novel, “The Broken Road” by Richard Paul Evans.  Even as I write these words, I listen to the truth that God has been revealing to me “in standard fashion” by repeating it over and over.  

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In reading, “If You Only Knew…” by Jaimie Ivey, I began to see my self, like the song Killing Me Softly With His Song by Fugees.

Strumming my pain with his fingers
Singing my life with his words
Killing me softly with his song
Killing me softly with his song
Telling my whole life with his words
Killing me softly with his song

The past never leaves us, it IS us.  My repeated mistakes, and desperate search for acceptance and love was a never-ending record; until, I met the MASTER.  Broken and ready to end my life, I was finally able to LET GO.  Not of everything, unfortunately, but willing to loosen my grip enough to open the door that He had been patiently waiting to enter through.  

I am not defined by my past!!! It exists, it has formed my perceptions; but God, has REDEEMED me.
He agreed on the price and the terms of payment then demurely surrendered to the Enemy in my place.
Secrets are the Bonds that Tie, Enslave, Dominate.  Jesus is the Light that shines in the Darkness and once He is allowed, by our choice, to illuminate our souls all the dark, lurking secrets cannot persecute us any longer.
Years of wallowing in self-pity, listening to songs that fed my misery, and hanging on to the hurts, habits, and hangups that I refused to release have ENDED.  I choose JOY!!!
take a  look at:  Joy    https://youtu.be/lA7n7TwPDmw   By King & Country    1434536915236

Stop denying the pain!!! Stop eating the fruit!!

Genesis 3

The woman said to the serpent, “We may eat fruit from the trees in the garden, but God did say, ‘You must not eat fruit from the tree that is in the middle of the garden, and you must not touch it, or you will die.’”

“You will not certainly die,” the serpent said to the woman. “For God knows that when you eat from it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.”

When the woman saw that the fruit of the tree was good for food and pleasing to the eye, and also desirable for gaining wisdom, she took some and ate it. 

OH we are so SMART!  We learn ? from ancient texts (not cell phone) of the mistakes of those before us, but DO WE?

Are we relying on the grace and providence of a mighty God or do we scrabble around searching for answers to create our OWN version of paradise?  Escape is one response to pain.  We create our own delusion of reality and fail to comprehend why no one else seems to understand it.  Resentment is another response, starting with emotional upset then anger, if allowed to smolder, brew, and fester will become a cancer that consumes.never give up

But we have a choice, we just like Eve are faced with trying to make ourselves equal with God or humbly accepting what is offered without penalty.

Proverbs 12:18

Reckless words pierce like a sword but the tongue of the wise brings healing.

Sure WE stumble, fall, FACEPLANT!  But we STILL have a choice, follow God or try to lead the way!

Today, I am faced with waiting humbly on my Heavenly Father, Provider, Creator, Master of the Universe, who owns EVERYTHING or (because of my great wisdom, NO) finding a solution to my problems.  If I were able, I would have already FIXED EVERYTHING!!!

I WILL WAIT!

OR https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nHDP-59rzGY

Storms in Life

Don’t you just LOVE IT when someone speaks something that triggers you???  Well sometimes!
Well in getting to know my blogging neighborhood, I have decided to air my “sense of humor”.  I can be dry and sometimes cutting (EEEk) so I often keep my thoughts to myself for fear of injuring another.
Long ago, not really, quite recently in the face of eternity really, I discovered a discipleship group in my local area.  It is a year long commitment to healing, growing, and coming to really know my Savior, Jesus Christ.  I received SO MUCH.  Their literature is designed to help you realize your true giftings and purpose.  Books authored by Linda Dillow such as Satisfy My Thirsty Soul and Calm My Anxious Heart deeply explore the meaning of worship and relationship with the Creator.
Hector (/ˈhɛktər/) is an English, French, Scottish, and Spanish given name. The name is derived from the name of Hektor, a legendary Trojan champion who was killed by the Greek Achilles. The name Hektor is probably derived from the Greek ekhein, meaning “to check”, “restrain”.
הקטור  ..........Hector written in Hebrew......
Our name is our identity.  It evokes patterns and establishes boundaries.  People who have forgotten their name feel a sense of loss. Being torn from families and having names changed or eradicated causes great distress to the human psyche.
Our labels also attach to us and can cause severe damage if not handled in a healthy manner.

In Recovery as we share, we heal

I am but “fingers on the keyboard” and have been very silent lately.  I read so many wonderful blogs and shared ideas of others writing here, that I began to feel inferior; that I was being redundant.. as if the things I have learned were already being said.

Recently, I became enlightened to the fact that that is how we learn, by repetition.  I may reiterate the same concept but it may reach other people.  I am not just mimicking the other fabulous writers who are putting their souls out on display.  purposefully blessedI share this thought that inspired me while reading.  It was submitted by a “blogger friend” who felt it was as valuable as I do.  This simple message has steered me toward the purpose for which I was gifted.

Don’t waste your talents!!!  Use them to Glorify the one who granted them!!!

ABOVE ALL use the precious time granted you in this journey to love, laugh, and share!