IT AIN’T ABOUT YOU
Today I was talking to a co-worker and she was telling me about some losses she had experienced in her life. This woman has gone through a lot. But just like the old saying goes, “she did not look like what she’s been through”. As she was telling me her story, I was encouraged. I was willing to stop complaining about the little things I have to deal with. I became overly thankful for the things God has allowed me to have in this life.
After she told her story, I let her know how much she had blessed me. And I also reminded her of something we tend to forget. When we go through our trials and tribulations, it’s NEVER just about us. And that’s a hard pill to swallow because we feel like it’s “me” having to deal with this. It’s “me” that’s struggling. But God uses your struggle to bless someone else. Someone is looking at you go through and watching how you behave when you experience loss. Your actions and re-actions are supposed to glorify God. This in turn draws people in because they’ll want to know more about how you dealt with an issue. This opens up the door for you to share the Kingdom with them.
So my brothers and sisters, like the Word says, count it all joy. Know that God will never place more on you than you can bear. And that which he does allow you to bear will ultimately bring him glory and make you stronger.
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What I want the most is for this to not be about me. But rather the focus be placed on Jesus Christ; the author and finisher of our faith. I am just a vessel willing to be used by him and for him.
Thanks Terry always a pleasure seeing how the Lord is using.
Great Word, Terry.
Thank you very much