Having the extremely rare opportunity to be alone for a few hours, I opted to watch Mr. Nobody, a “what if? movie. Confusing, different, weird, insane, lump of a movie with little to really hug, it nonetheless made me think. If you like really bizarre thinking movies, here’s one for you. And I am not a movie critic but a connisseur. I find meaning and lessons in every movie. There always is one, often an unintended one. This one had one point, however, and it was hard to dig out. It was the premise that we “what if?” way too much and that the choice we make is just that, our choice. Our free will changes our life. But the choices you make mustn’t make you sorrowful or looking back over your shoulder. Your current path is beautiful. God knew it would be here and He can keep up with everyone’s choices at once and still loves us and can walk with us and help us wherever we are or end up. So stop looking back and love the life you are in. And much of that was implied, so you may find a different message. And we can look back and have missed the love of your life or that perfect job for you or made some really dumb choices you are living with but stop torturing yourself. God knows where you are and can an make the best of it and has always loved you more than a person can. He is love, by the way, He gets it. Be you and love the journey you are on, but draw close to God on it and you are good.❤
I was placed here to prepare for eternity with God in heaven. So were you. And we are plodding along on our journeys to forever, where our souls and spirits will not be burdened by sin which crept in or was chosen or evil or temporary things or aging bodies or fleshly needs. We plod along. But we must not simply plod, for we are all feeling a lot of treading through mud lately. I don’t know anyone who doesn’t feel it. It is harder to plod along. Sometimes each step is mired down by distractions and wastes of time and difficulties and sadness and so many other options. It is easy, so easy to succumb to its weight. It is easy, so easy to give up and go with that tempting wide road leading to hell. But we must continue on our journey to heaven. We must be diligent and persistent and intentional and aggressive in our steps. Our Heavenly Father waits for us to make it to Him. He longs for a relationship with us He lovingly made. We must stay focused on Him. We must cast off distractions and pray more, fast more, focus more, read our Bible more. These are necessities to keep plodding along, keep going on the journey to eternity with God in heaven. It won’t be terribly long. Please keep going. We are in it together.❤
So, in my past was this experience also and she captured it. The loss, the confusion, the senselessness of it, the realization that you finally found your soulmate and turns out he’s an idiot. All that wrapped up in a short poem. That is skill. And here is the rest of the story. God heals. God fulfills. God saves us from stupidity, ours and other’s. God loves deeper than the deepest human love. And time does not erase some deep wounds like this but time with God allows His amazing love to come in more and more until that wound you still have if you focus on it or in odd moments every day for the rest of your life becomes less painful, less significant. More of a bad thing that happened i stead of the worst thing I am going through now. God heals and restores. He makes better than new. And the humbling is a blessing because you have a shorter distance to bow from. God is the solution. Doesn’t matter the problem or hurt.❤❤❤
I will face challenges. I will have battles brought to my table. I will have to stare evil in the eye at some point on some level. There will be attacks. I will be pushed and tried. All these things are guaranteed. It is not a maybe situation. It will happen. But never again, and I am shouting it to the world, never again will I attempt to fight or react or respond or find success without God. I will never again face an attack or battle or problem alone. I will always go with God. He fights bad guys and has already won the big war and I fight then humbly in continuous prayer and Bible reading. And when the time comes that He ever wants more than that from me, I will hear His still small voice and obey and be ready with great confidence. Never again will I walk alone through anything. I walk with God who loves me unequivocally and deeply on levels man can not go. I beg you to do the same. God is always available.
I looked back today at how incredibly far I have grown/matured/learned in the last couple of years. And I was struck at how far God had to bring me and the extremes He had to use to get my attention. I honestly had not admitted or even believed I was so prideful and stubborn. I had taken care of myself (in my eyes) for so long that I did not see that God had taken care of me all along. I trusted myself and now trust God. I had taken pride in what my hands made and did and now take pride in what God allows me to do for His glory. I had been addicted to technology and wasted time on it for self-glorification and laziness and now I use my gifts to bring glory to God. This humbleness is God’s greatest and hardest won achievement in me. It took a journey of death and separation, of dread and loneliness, of depression and mourning, and now this glorious light of God pours out of me. I want to worship, love opening my Bible and reading it as truth in love, love meeting with a church family, there is nothing better than fostering this relationship with God on a deep, spiritual level. Everything else works itself out. It is passion, a fire relic by God and now used for Him. I am so thankful. Praise God Almighty who draws us to Himself in any way we let Him! Praise Him for His ceaseless, tireless love for us to continue pulling us to Himself and keep giving chances with such enormous grace! Praise God for never letting us forget His love and blessings on us! Praise God for truth and hope and being that!
Bad people and dishonest but successful marketers promise all your heart’s desires, including heaven on earth to make a sale. They build you up and feed on your ego and pride and create both a sense of urgency and a dissatisfaction with current circumstances to make a sale or further their own means. Politicians do this too. Anyone crooked does this. Narcissists are very professional at it. But our journeys in this life are not designed to get you to heaven but to draw us to God and perfect us. God does the real heaven bit. Our journeys maneuver us into positions and challenges that develop our faith and joy and peace in relationship with our Creator God. Heaven is wherever God is and the rest is all bonus. He is all we need. And yes, it is that simple. Of course we have to work while journeying, not all fun and games and there will be a myriad of distractions, but God can minimize those when we keep on the right path with Him. Journeys are sometimes amazing with travel and moments of greatness with family and kids. Other parts of the journey are steeped in losses and death and bitter battles. Every leg of our journey is different but each one has blessings mixed in and choices to draw near to God or further away. And those choices are so important. He can strengthen us for every part of our beautiful and unique journey. It is so worth the focus on Him. God makes everything better.