Source: How Firm A Foundation
What ever we think we are or aspire to be we should always be looking to better ourselves .Being stagnant in life is no way to live. If you find your self stuck in a rut, Seek and you shall find a better way. Always seek His guidance first if you become dissatisfied. Be patient, and listen for his answer. Life is not determined by what you are it is determined by what you seek! Be a gem so that You can become the diamond in His eye!
I am reminded of my DAD, an excerpt from WHAT ARE YOUR TREASURES?
Perfect Diamonds in the Works:
My Daddy used to call us “diamonds in the rough”. It was an endearment that he often used. It meant that we were unfinished, that we had hidden qualities and exceptional characteristics in our future potential, but currently lack the final touches that would make us the perfect jewel. But, nonetheless we were precious, in his eyes. I feel that is how GOD sees all of us. A rough diamond, needing to be formed and shaped in order to become that perfect gem to fit His purpose for each and every one of us. I believe that HE has a divine plan for all of us. HE desires for us to become the perfect jewel for HIS purpose. The following events and the aftermath of recovery that I experienced, lead me to believe that GOD guides or leads us to the path or roads HE wants us to take. We choose how we handle it. The choices we make have implications, but only God has the power to choose how and if He wants to implement them.Let’s not choose to do it our own way, Instead choose HIS chosen path.Lets learn to listen for His will within our lives and not our own! i challenge you to Become that diamond in his eye!
Change? What does it look like? Will you be ready?A time of change. Are you looking for a place to land? We are now in a time of change. all around us things are changing. Do you fear Change? Or are you embracing Change? Change is inevitable we all go through changes but at different rates and times. It is up to you to decide how these changes affect you and others around you. Some times change may bring an unexpected treasure your way. An excerpt from my book WHAT ARE YOUR TREASURES? Is one example of how I handled the unexpected Change in my life!
I do believe, that our chance meeting, was not a coincidence. I believe that GOD, led me to a path, HE wanted me to take. My path, was not, for me to pick. It was all, in God’s plan for me and Prince Charming. The destined, encounter, with Prince Charming, changed my life. It took my breath away, as I admitted, the fleeting moment was gone. I was devastated and blue, that I had possibly, lost the one person that was meant for me! GOD had found and sent someone to watch over me. For what purpose, I don’t know, it was not what I had expected. It was not what I thought it should be! My blue thoughts, had me, to believing, that we may never, never, meet again, on that bumpy destined road. It seemed, so very, very far away to me! I just didn’t think that I’d ever get there!
I suddenly, recalled my death experience with JESUS, a year or so back, I knew that I had to let the encounter, with Prince Charming go! I had to somehow move on, with my life, as I was aware that it was the wrong time for him. My first true love encounter and I had unselfishly convinced him, to follow his dream, and I accepted, that I might not ever, see him again. From out of the blue,The “Que Sera,Sera!” moment became surprisingly real to me, By releasing Prince Charming back to God I unknowingly at the time,was sent back a blessing in disguise, for me to discover on God’s appointed time table and not my own.
I am reminded of a quote by Thomas Merton.
“Love seeks one thing only: the good of the one loved. It leaves all the other secondary effects to take care of themselves. Love, therefore, is its own reward.”
I know that His ways are not our ways. I was about to learn what JESUS meant, as I was reminded by JESUS’ words, that life was going to be hard for me, but that HE would be there for me, if I ever needed HIM. I was depending on HIS promises. I let my own dreams go and released my hold on my own desires in my life to let God do what His plans for my life to be. I choose the righteous road. Knowing that God’s eternal plan was much better for me than anything I could ever imagine! My Prayer of safety and to not forget me to Prince Charming,became a blessing latter down the road
Prince Charming’s’ goodbye left me feeling a little blue. As the years passed and my memory of our destined encounter slowly began to fade, I somehow managed to forget Prince Charming’s name. His first name, Chris, is a very common name but his last name, is a long compound German name. It was not an easy task as Prince Charming was my first true love! I depended on Jesus’s words of encouragement that HE would never leave me. I don’t remember exactly when it happened, but I had finally after many years released Prince Charming back to JESUS so that one day the righteous moment would come back to me. One way or another I had managed to let him go.
That is what you will remember throughout the years. Even the smallest actions can make a profound difference in the life story of another person.”
Shannon L. Alder
I can laugh at myself now, as I recall my dreams falling apart at the seams. How little, we know the workings of the mind. How little it matters, when it is in GOD’s protective hands. Thinking back on it now, it is odd, that I forgot Prince Charming’s name, as he seemed so adamant, about me remembering it. I was sure, I wouldn’t forget the name “Chris”, it means bearer. I am surprised, that I could forget such a common name. His last name,
I challenge you to be a gift to God! Be a gem in God’s eyes a true treasure! Join me and Be a Treasure, Make a Treasure, Find a Treasure,Witness a treasure, Embrace a Treasure! It will add many blessings to your and others lives. You dont want to be the one forgotten and left behind! No one wants to carry their own boots and saddle down life’s troubled roadways!
Let’s keep this glowing ball of light rolling!
Memorial Day, a day of remembrance. Have you ever pondered about how your life would be different if someone never sacrificed? If you never did, say, or meet that certain special person? Goodness is contagious! Be a treasure to someone this Memorial Day -weekend! You may never know who needs you!
Out of tragedy comes hope!
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