I feel God has lead me today to encourage everyone reading this, no matter what you may be facing in this season of life, keep at the forefront of your mind, NOTHING IS TOO HARD FOR GOD! SAY IT OUT LOUD! RIGHT NOW ! NOTHING IS TOO HARD FOR GOD! You may be in the woods now, but YOU’RE COMING OUT!
Sunday, Mothers Day 2015, I had the pleasure of ministering on the topic of true vision. God gives me acronyms all the time. For V.I.S.I.O.N. , he gave me ~Victory In Seeing Impossible Obstacles Nonexistent~ Of course the week previous to ministering my sermon my life seemingly, suddenly, became full of obstacles. I thank God He gave me the strength to push through it. I love how God allows us to go through things to see the bigger picture on the other side. No, it doesn’t feel good at ALL! But it is all for a purpose.
I was in the woods (wilderness). I had so many things on my plate it just didnt make sense. Wedding invitations had to go out, finals had to be done (and still I have one more), had to finish preparing to speak, had an interview to prepare for, middle school boys basketball game to coach, and all this while working full time as a school counselor at the height of my season (graduation certification time). My head was spinning on some days, too tired to think about tomorrow. Every day I would get up and say, “i will not be stressed today” knowing all the things I had to do. God reminded me consistently, “I will never leave you or forsake you” and “all things work together for God for them that love me” and “You are more than a conqueror” and “In your weakness, I am made strong”. Yes, I needed a lot of reminders. All of these things came to mind in the middle of my wilderness experience. I am so grateful that I make it my business to sit before the Lord and study his word. It is times like this I am reminded of his word first and not the emotions that want me to speak negativity into the situation.
For everyone “in the woods” right now, speak scripture into that situation. Stay positive. Trust God! I know its not easy, I know it doesn’t feel good, I know your tired. Trust God! He will never lead you astray. The wilderness experience is always TEMPORARY! Life is eternal and forever! Live in such a way that people are confused when they find out all your going through! Live Life! Enjoy the ups and downs, because its all for a purpose. As I write this to you all, I’m encouraging myself as well. I have come to understand the True VISION on my life, the purpose and plan for it. That is what keeps me encouraged to run this race with such strength and determination. There are no obstacles with God! Remember Victory In Seeing Impossible Obstacles Nonexistent.
I will leave you with this quote “True Vision inspires change, keeps you disciplined, lifts you out of discouragement and into destiny”. KEEP THE FAITH! STAY DISCIPLINED! TRUST THE VISION!
Below is a link to my message on vision. Feel free to check it out. It starts at the 1 hour and 20 minute mark.
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