So I was on FB and one of my clients had this as his status. I thought it was very wise and exposes the futility in COMPLAINING! Nothing is going to ever go ‘perfectly’ in our lives; but we have to trust and honestly know that everything happens for a reason and that NOTHING happens by chance.
Me: God, can I ask You a question?
Me: Promise You won’t get mad
God: I promise
Me: Why did You let so much stuff happen to me today?
God: What do u mean?
Me: Well, I woke up late
Me: My car took forever to start
Me: at lunch they made my sandwich wrong & I had to wait
Me: On the way home, my phone went DEAD, just as I picked up a call
God: All right
Me: And on top of it all off, when I got home ~I just want to soak my feet in my new foot massager & relax. BUT it wouldn’t work!!! Nothing went right today! Why did You do that?
God: Let me see, the death angel was at your bed this morning & I had to send one
of My Angels to battle him for your life. I let you sleep through that
Me (humbled): OH
GOD: I didn’t let your car start because there was a drunk driver on your route that would have hit you if you were on the road.
God: The first person who made your sandwich today was sick & I didn’t want you to catch what they have, I knew you couldn’t afford to miss work.
God: Your phone went dead because the person that was calling was going to give false witness about what you said on that call, I didn’t even let you talk to them so you would be covered.
Me (softly): I see God
God: Oh and that foot massager, it had a shortage that was going to throw out all of the power in your house tonight. I didn’t think you wanted to be in the dark.
Me: I’m Sorry God
God: Don’t be sorry, just learn to Trust Me…. in All things, the Good & the bad.
Me: I will trust You.
God: And don’t doubt that My plan for your day is Always Better than your plan.
Me: I won’t God. And let me just tell you God, Thank You for Everything today.
God: You’re welcome child. It was just another day being your God and I Love looking after My Children.
When it comes to doing what you love, if you keep waiting until you get this equipment or that degree…
you’ll never get started!
There are small steps you can take now to inch you towards your dream goal!
Never despise humble beginnings. No excuses bub.
[con’td]…but the true solution to [the problem] (be you of the Christian faith or not) is to break down and truly discover the meanings of a TRUE relationship and how to break the cycle of infidelity and ‘get money’.
If you haven’t already, I suggest you get up on Quentin McCall’s relationship blog “Knowledge For Life” — you’ll be glad you did! He has so many good points on what a few of the culprits are behind society and the mask it wears.
1. The Difference Between “Love” and “In Love” – there IS a difference and we all tend to misuse and interchange the two carelessly. Read how/why: http://quentinmccall.com/difference-love-love/
2. Nagging – it’s even in the book of Proverbs that no one likes nagging. It’s not healthy to or for a relationship. And it’s not just the ladies doing it these days…it’s the guys too! Read how/why: http://quentinmccall.com/5-ways-nagging-killing-relationship/
3. Wasting Time on a Person that’s NO GOOD for You – staying in a relationship that’s headed NOWHERE fast will only jade you farther and farther. If you stay in an emotionally abusive relationship or put up with mess, it’s only going to harden your heart and make you numb to true love when it comes. Read how/why: http://quentinmccall.com/youre-wasting-time-wrong-man/
4. Stressing About Being Single – there are pros and cons in every season of your life. There are things you can rightfully do as a single person that you’d have to think twice on if you were in a relationship. Also, TONS of people date out of desperation or loneliness. This is being selfish and will most likely lead you into a bad or unfruitful relationship. You have to BE the person you want to attract. You can’t be lazy, but expect to meet someone who can cater to your high maintenance needs. You can’t be hot tempered and disorganized but expect to meet someone who is faithful and loving and patient. It works BOTH ways. Read how/why: http://quentinmccall.com/5biggestrelationshipmistakes/
Hope this helps you! If you want to know more, just comment below and I’ll answer any questions! I’m not a pro, but I’ve lived a little bit.
It seems people today (in general) distort the true meanings and sanctity of dating, courtship, and marriage – yet wonder why they can’t find a good wife or a good husband. They generalize that the way to live their life is by adopting philosophies such as ‘bros before hoes’ or ‘get money over n***’. I don’t know everything, but I do know that this is NOT how it’s supposed to be. People get into relationships for the wrong reasons and become jaded over time.
Because they’ve been hurt or have a fear of being hurt, they become callous and icy and hard. Singers and rappers glorify this but in all actuality, THEY desire so much more! Everyone is going to have their views of premarital sex and the on what the differences are between ‘talking’ to someone and ‘dating’ someone. And on why men are from Venus and women are from Mars but the true solution to [the problem] (be you of the Christian faith or not) is to break down and truly discover the meanings of a TRUE relationship and how to break the cycle of infidelity and ‘get money’.
Check back later for PART 2 of this discussion.
People are quick to say “my blessing is on the way! God’s gonna bless me!” – but [we] can’t receive a blessing if we don’t POSITION ourselves so we CAN actually receive it. Don’t be sleeping with every person within a 40 mile radius & expect God to drop a husband/wife in your lap. Don’t be home bumming, staring at a stack of blank applications & expect God to bless you with a job that pays $30/hr. Don’t put ALL your business on Facebook & expect God to repair a damaged friendship or relationship. It doesn’t work that way. Don’t forget to do your part too! Position yourselves folks & meet God part of the way. Hey, with all the work He’s put in,it’s the least you can do.
I want everyone to please stop saying “go ham”…I think it’s safe to say we’ve ALL had enough ‘ham’ for a lifetime…why can’t we “go celery” or some other healthy food like that?!
Dear Ordinary Day,
Please allow me to realize how much of a gift you are to me. Let me not pass you by in [the search] of some rare and perfect tomorrow.
Love, Joc (inspired by Mary J. Irion)
The fact that you like fashion & clothes doesn’t make you a designer. The fact that you sing at family functions & occasionally on Sundays doesn’t make you a platinum selling singer. The fact that you own every Seventeen magazine ever published doesn’t make you a wardrobe stylist. The fact that you own a million $ worth of camera equipment doesn’t make you a photographer. Along with basic talent ,you MUST have PASSION, PATIENCE, STRONG WORK ETHIC, DRIVE, KNOWLEDGE & ANNOINTING. Everyone can’t drive all over the [road]…stay in [your lane].
I am excited about life, my journey, & enjoying spending quality time with my boo Jesus! He always laughs at my jokes, tells me when I’m being wack, & at the end of the day…He just wants what’s best for me. Future husband (where ever you are in this world right now) you’ve got quite an act to follow!!