Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Never Forsaken

Isn't it funny how no one ever tells you that the road to destiny is marked by tears shed along the way. Often we view success as something that just materalizes overnight. So many people today think that true success is the absence of hard work, dedication, and persistence. Oh, lets not forget determination.

When I was younger, I viewed success as sweatless victory! True success however, is anything but, sweatless, effortless, or instantaneous. In today's spiritual economy the devil has pulled the wool over most Christians' eyes. The great deceiver has used trickery to rock-a-bye-baby Christians everywhere to sleep.

And I'll be the first to admit that I too fell victim to this misconception. God never promised a quick blessing or an easy blessing. He just promised to bless us! The blessing of the Lord is His supernatural empowerment to get the job done in every arena of life. God's word is uncompromising. The bible states that God changes not. Therefore, why do we or more specifically I, as a Christian always find myself in a position to be double minded; constantly changing my mind about what it is that God called me to do.

After taking several deep breaths today, I really had to conduct a self-examination of my life and my reason for existing beyond my fab-five list.

Seriously, it really doesn't make any sense to me. I am finally in a position to do something great for God. Or more accurately, I have allowed the Lord to place me in a position so that He can finally do something great through me and I feel like I am blowing it!! I am an emotional roller coaster of highs and lows.

I have been given such a wonderful opportunity to stretch out spiritually and grow as a Christian. However, I cannot shake the feeling that I'm missing something and I want out immediately. I want out of my laundry list of responsibilities. The commitments that I at one time rejoiced over now appear endless.

And on my best day, I feel like Alice, carelessly stumbling down my own personal rabbit-hole of mental unrest only to question whether or not I am on the path that will lead me to eternal life. In the beginning, I thought that my new found duties where merely an answer to prayers said on bended knee.

Prayers that I prayed repeatedly--you know the prayers; "God use me for your glory; God enable me to be a light to a dying world," and my personal favorite, "not my will but your will be done in my life."As I recall these prayers, I think to myself; "what a fool you were." Could one person's prayers really shape the world as we know it!

And my answer today still must be yes. I must hold on and believe that nothing will ever separate me from the love of God. Mustering all the faith inside of my being I declare that I will survive. I will not die because great are the plans that God has for me!

My prayer today is simple. I pray that God will strengthen you and I as we press toward the mark! Fainting is not an option. I must be strong, you must be strong, we must stay strong. Strength is found in abiding in God's Word! Strength is found in letting go of our strength and embracing God's strength. The bible says that in our weakness God's strength is made perfect.
So today, I ask God to strengthen His children everywhere. Prepare us Lord to be who you called us to be and do what you called us to do. AMEN

Brothers and sisters, I have discovered that we cannot fulfill our calling, destiny or eternal mission without relying on the Lord every step of the way. As difficult as it may be to admit, we are all depended on a loving and merciful God to navigate us through the storms of life.

God Bless,
Donzie Bright.

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