Sunday, January 29, 2012

Words of Encouragement.....from Olivia

  I was talking to a friend, and we were talking about the, summer jobs, and everything that goes along with growing up, making decisions on our own, and having more responsibilities. She was saying that she was confused, and didn't know what she was going to do, and she thought that she did, AND now she doesn't so...NOW WHAT?? She said that she could do only ONE thing-pray to God, and ask for guidance, and she knew that is she did this, she would feel at peace.
  I have been in this this same situation...many times. I know the feeling, and it isn't a good one. In fact, it is a bit stressful. And no one likes to feel stressed (if you know someone that does, let me know!!). As Christians, it is a great comfort to know that we don't have to worry about our futures, and that He is in control of everything. If we were to die in two minutes, or tomorrow, or in a week, or years down the road, we don't have to worry about it, because it is God's will, and He holds the universe in His hands. If everything that we had ever wanted to do with out lives turned out to be the opposite of what God want, and he leads you somewhere else, it doesn't matter, because God has a bigger plan, and a better plan that is going to be perfect, and amazing beyond our comprehension.
  If you are in that place today - the kind of place that my friend, and I were at not too long ago, I am going to give you the best advise that anyone can give you. Go to the Lord in prayer, trust that He can do bigger things then you could ever imagine, and leave everything at His feet. And, as my friend Brandon (the same Brandon that I posted about a few days ago) said to me a couple weeks ago, "have the mind set that you want what God wants", tell Him that, and He will give the peace that passes all understanding. But in order for Him to give you that peace, you really have to mean it in your have to leave, literally, EVERYTHING at His feet, and let Him be in control. If you do that, you WILL have peace, and God will bless you.
  I hope that this is an encouragement to you, and that it is a reminder of our great God, and what He can do!! =)

Because of His grace,

Philippians 4:6,7
"Be anxious for nothing,but in all things, by prayer, and supplication, make your requests know to God. And the peace of God that passes all understanding will guard your hearts, and minds in Christ Jesus."

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