Letting go can be hard, especially when you know that the very thing that you have to let go of, was given to you by God. It hurts. This must have been how Abraham felt when God tested him with his son Isaac. It must have been the hardest decision he ever had to make, and even though it hurt his heart, Abraham trusted God. I know at one point he may have thought that God had him wait one hundred years for a son, only to take him away? I can see him still walking with Issac alongside him. Walking in the midst of uncertainty. Walking despite the negative voices that tried to discourage him from doing what God had said. Walking and declaring that God would provide a lamb for the sacrifice but even He didn’t, Abraham was ready to give God his all! He was ready to let go of something he had waited his entire life for. Even in the midst of all this, Abraham kept walking until he got to the place where he made an alter, ready to sacrifice his son. When God saw this, He stopped Abraham in his tracks and told him not to harm his son, and that he sees that Abraham fears Him and didn’t withhold his son from Him. Abraham looked up and God had provided a ram in the bush. God provided, just like Abraham said! There are two things we need to remember when we choose to hold onto something that God is telling us to let go of, the first thing to remember from this passage is that we need to trust God’s plan, even when we don’t understand! We show Him that we trust Him by walking by faith, just as Abraham did, and not by sight. Knowing God makes provision for us. (Read Hebrews 11:17-19) We need to also declare God’s Word over our life, even when we don’t see what we speak. If we just keep walking and declaring God’s Word, we will walk into the blessings God has for us! The second thing we learn from the test of Abraham’s faith is that we need to be willing to put it all on the line for God. What I mean by this is, God has to come before anyone or anything in our lives. We must be willing to walk away when certain seasons in our life has come to an end. Sometimes we get too comfortable and God has to come shake things up in our life to expand our faith. What are you willing to put on the line to show God that you’re serious about your relationship with him? Instead of trying to control everything, how about laying all your burdens on the alter, and watch what God does with them. Instead of holding on to someone who has let go of you, how about letting go, and trusting God to turn that pain into purpose. Instead of staying in a position that God is telling you to blindly walk away from, how about you trust Him and venture out to starting that business you’ve always dreamed of having! Whatever it is that God is telling you to let go of, just-let-go! It’s all a test of your faith. Will you continue to comfortably hold on to what’s familiar or good in your eyes, or will you let go and trust what God is about to do in your life, even when it hurts and you don’t completely understand?

Genesis 22:1-13

King James Version (KJV)

22 And it came to pass after these things, that God did tempt Abraham, and said unto him, Abraham: and he said, Behold, here I am.

And he said, Take now thy son, thine only son Isaac, whom thou lovest, and get thee into the land of Moriah; and offer him there for a burnt offering upon one of the mountains which I will tell thee of.

And Abraham rose up early in the morning, and saddled his ass, and took two of his young men with him, and Isaac his son, and clave the wood for the burnt offering, and rose up, and went unto the place of which God had told him.

Then on the third day Abraham lifted up his eyes, and saw the place afar off.

And Abraham said unto his young men, Abide ye here with the ass; and I and the lad will go yonder and worship, and come again to you.

And Abraham took the wood of the burnt offering, and laid it upon Isaac his son; and he took the fire in his hand, and a knife; and they went both of them together.

And Isaac spake unto Abraham his father, and said, My father: and he said, Here am I, my son. And he said, Behold the fire and the wood: but where is the lamb for a burnt offering?

And Abraham said, My son, God will provide himself a lamb for a burnt offering: so they went both of them together.

And they came to the place which God had told him of; and Abraham built an altar there, and laid the wood in order, and bound Isaac his son, and laid him on the altar upon the wood.

10 And Abraham stretched forth his hand, and took the knife to slay his son.

11 And the angel of the Lord called unto him out of heaven, and said, Abraham, Abraham: and he said, Here am I.

12 And he said, Lay not thine hand upon the lad, neither do thou any thing unto him: for now I know that thou fearest God, seeing thou hast not withheld thy son, thine only son from me.

13 And Abraham lifted up his eyes, and looked, and behold behind him a ram caught in a thicket by his horns: and Abraham went and took the ram, and offered him up for a burnt offering in the stead of his son.

James 1:2-3

My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials,knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience.

I think that every now and then in life, we all need those necessary slip ups. Those slip ups serve as a speed bump to remind us to slow down (be patient), and stay alert (sober minded and woke) and to stay humble (remembering where our help comes from). No matter how hard we try, we won’t reach perfection until we reach glory. We are going to screw up here or there because we’re human. I’m not saying that we should get comfortable screwing up, I’m just saying things happen to help keep us grounded and to help us grow in the Lord. Paul said in Romans 7:15-17, “I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do. And if I do what I do not want to do, I agree that the law is good. As it is, it is no longer I myself who do it, but it is sin living in me.”As long as we’re in this body, there will be a battle between our flesh and our spirit. Jesus said in Matthew 26:41, “Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.” The disciples wanted to stay up and keep watch as Jesus prayed, but their eyelids said, go night- night. As children of God, we want to always do the right thing and that’s admirable, God love’s that, but He also doesn’t want us to get a “big head” and start to think that our deeds is what gets us into Heaven or our accomplishments is what’s gotten us the success we have. No, it’s by God’s Grace! Ephesians 2:8, “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith–and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God.” Aren’t you glad? That takes a lot of pressure off of us! We can be ourselves and the Spirit Of God perfects us through the blood of Jesus! It’s not that we’re so great! It’s because God is! He’s not good to us because we’re good, He’s good to us because He’s good! So when you slip up, don’t beat yourself up! Dust yourself off and try again, but not your way, God’s way. Find the lesson in the fall and continue to allow God to perform His work in you. Proverbs 24:16, “The godly may trip seven times, but they will get up again. But one disaster is enough to overthrow the wicked.”

Pay attention to those unexpected moments because it’s God’s way of reminding you that He’s not only near, but He is listening. I was feeling some type of way tonight. I started to count other people’s blessings and before you knew it I’d forgotten about my own. You know saints, we have to be careful. We need to recognize distractions for what they are or before we know it, we’ll allow the wrong spirits to talk us into thinking foolishly. Believe it or not y’all, the enemy knows that we as the children of God are blessed. He knows our full potential, but it’s us that sometimes allow our problems to cloud our vision, and I have to admit, depression almost had me, but God intervened. Out of no where He sent my oldest daughter in my room to give me a hug out of no where. She just came in and hugged me, and said, “I just wanted to give you a hug.” Let me tell you, all the crap that was filling my head immediately vanished. 49977069-B6A7-4D16-8056-27D2115F2E0E.pngIn that moment I knew that was God. He knew exactly what I needed. I needed something simple, yet priceless… I needed to know that I was loved and appreciated. The very demons that I was battling were telling me the total opposite. Now, I know for a fact that God loves me, my family loves me, I love me and my family in Christ loves me… but do you see what can happen when you start to count other people’s blessings instead of your own? When you begin to count other people’s blessings and ignore what God has and is doing in your life, depression kicks in. You begin to feel not good enough. You begin to think that maybe it’s something wrong with you. You become anxious. But when you’re a child of God, He is not having it! No siree! So He’ll send you little unexpected love notes to let you know He’s with you and He loves you, and everything will be okay. B9305C15-528F-4B8D-99AA-8403E50374FD.pngThis is why it’s so important to pay attention to what’s going on spiritually. Had I not been in tune with the Holy Spirit, I wouldn’t have recognized that the unexpected hug from my daughter was a love note from God. The things that I was questioning in my life became so clear. I instantly regained focus. God reminded me of my purpose in life, and a part of my purpose is to continue to show my four daughters what a virtuous woman is. In that moment of the unexpected hug, I knew that His grace was sufficient. 2 Corinthians 12:9-10, But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.

Listen my good people, as we used to say in the 90’s, “You are all that and a bag of chips!” You wanna know why? Because you have been set apart by Jesus Christ Himself! You’re not traveling through life fatherless! God is our Father! He sees and knows all! Just because things aren’t adding up on your end, doesn’t mean that they aren’t coming together! There are things you’ll never know about that God has protected you from. He’s faithful. His Word says in Psalm 91:11,  “For He will give His angels charge concerning you, To guard you in all your ways.” Do you know what this means? God will protect you from your wants if that desire will be more of a hindrance to you. He knows when we’re truly ready for what we’re praying for, and He protects us from anything that’s going to cause us to fall short of our destiny in Christ. His will is more important than how we feel. So don’t get caught up in your feelings because your purpose is greater than you, and that’s what I was reminded of tonight. We’re not here to only help ourselves, we’re here to help others. So, don’t get caught up in a selfish mindset, thinking that your life is only about you. It’s not about you, but what the Holy Spirit is trying to do through you. So be grateful about where you are in life. Praise God for what He’s done for you in the past, what He’s doing in the present, and what He’s going to do in the future. Don’t compare your blessings, count your blessings. He loves you and knows the plans that He has for you. ❤️

Let’s be clear about something. People cheat because they want to. Nobody forces them into bed and makes them. Not only that, but it doesn’t have anything to do with what their spouse isn’t or is doing. If you’re committed to someone then you’re going to communicate your feelings to that person so that the two of you can get some understanding and work things out. If someone’s claiming to be monogamous, but they’re not committed or dealing with insecurities or past relationship pains, then more than likely that person’s hurt will also become their spouse’s pain. One of the most childish excuses to dismiss a person’s disloyalty is to blame it on their innocent spouse. I’m not speaking in regards to their spouse not having any flaws, because none of us are perfect. I’m speaking in regards to that person choosing to keep their loyalty despite whatever’s going on within their relationship. You don’t get a pass to cheat, just because your relationship is facing difficulties. If anything this is the time to really come together and weather the storm. You don’t get to dump your frustrations from your current relationship into another human being. If you think about it, this is exactly what cheating is. Sexually transporting baggage. The next thing you know, the person who cheated with the perpetrator inherits their problems, and vice versa. This baggage of problems and frustrations are nothing more than ungodly soul ties… and if you’re not married and you’re being sexually intimate with your spouse, I hate to break it to you, but no matter how much you think you love them, you’re also dealing with an ungodly soul tie. It doesn’t matter how you try to justify it, if you are a child of God, then you know how He feels about sex before marriage. It’s a sin. 🤷🏾‍♀️Sex is more than just sex. God knows this and this is why He don’t want us out here laying down with a person and getting up with all of their demons. Which is why it’s so hard for some people, especially women, to let some men go, because those men have dumped all of their issues into those ladies and gone about their business, meanwhile the women  (who’ve received all these issues vaginally) is still holding on to these men because they feel connected. A woman may think it’s love, but it’s really a spiritual attachment that doesn’t have anything to do with God (the definition of love). Meanwhile the man knew it wasn’t love from the get go, only a way that he chose to relieve his frustrations… I’m not male bashing because women do this too. Cheating is disgusting in every aspect. Can it be forgiven? Of course, but don’t be a fool. If the cheater isn’t trying to rectify their behavior and if they’re not seeking God to help them do so, then you’re wasting your time. We can only do so much on our own, and trying to fight personal demons without the Spirit Of God, is a lost cause. Anyone can change if they allow God to do the changing, and still it’s a process. Philippians 2:13, “For it is God who works in you to will and to act on behalf of His good purpose.” We can’t do God’s will our way. We need the Holy Spirit to do God’s will His way! Thank God for Jesus! We’ve all made mistakes, but as long as we’re still here, there is grace! Whether you’ve cheated, been cheated on, dealing with an ungodly soul tie or whatever issues you have, surrender your all to God; both the problems you’re aware of, and the ones you may be unaware of. Just say: Lord forgive me for doing things my way. I’ve been trying to “handle” life on my own. I’m tired of carrying this baggage around. I’m ready to give it to you. I’m ready to be free and delivered, so that I can do your will and love the way you intended me to. Strengthen me where I’m weak, build me up where I’m torn down, restore my broken pieces, help me forgive, and walk in your love. In Jesus Christ name I pray. Amen. 🙏🏾

We gotta stop doing God’s will our way, and start doing God’s will His way; because doing things our way gets in the way of what God is trying to do in our lives. Sometimes we delay our blessings because we’re trying to rush the process, and instead of us getting those desires of our heart fulfilled faster, it ends up taking longer. Ecclesiastes 3:1 says, “There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens.” So don’t rush the process, trust the process. There’s lessons to be learned so that we are prepared to manage the blessings ahead. John 15:2 says, “He cuts off every branch of mine that doesn’t produce fruit, and he prunes the branches that do bear fruit so they will produce even more.” You know what this means? God is constantly making room for more in your life, but He can’t make room for more, if you’re constantly in the way. If you refuse to let go of the things He’s pulling away, or if you’re too comfortable with where you are, how can you grow? How can God take you to the next level if you’re trying to do His Will your way? Sometimes we feel like we need to keep a handle on things so that we’re always in control, but not everything is meant for us to control. There’s just some things in life that are out of our control. God wants us to trust His plan in every situation, but all too often if it’s out of our control, we get out of control and ignore plan A (God’s plan) and immediately move to plan B (our plan). We  become anxious and begin to act as if God’s plan is flawed or He made a mistake, and in our minds it’s up to us to fix God’s plan with our human logic. Smh… Or because we are unsure of what God’s will is in the midst of our situation, we panic and try to protect ourselves from what we believe is an unfavorable outcome. We need to remember that God can do anything though. He will not leave us high and dry. Just because our situation doesn’t look the way we pictured it, doesn’t mean our life is over. God will work it out for our good! Listen, God’s plan works 100% of the time. We just need to have faith in God, 100% of the time. We may think that our plan is good, but if we don’t allow the Lord to completely order our steps in the matter, that plan is a fail. “We can make our plans, but the LORD determines our steps.” — Proverbs 16:9 Aren’t you glad that we have a Father who just won’t give up on us? It’s time that we truly let His will be done in our lives, so that we can walk into the blessings He has in store for us, and live the abundant life that He has called us to live.

“Lord, why can’t you make it easier?” This is the question I asked God today, and He immediately replied, “Why can’t you trust me?” I hate going through, and currently that’s exactly what I’m doing… GOING THROUGH! It seems like my faith is constantly being tested, and I’m just going to keep it real, a lot of times I literally freak out when I believe for God to come through one way, and He doesn’t. Just as I was typing the previous sentence, He came through in a way that said, “Everything will be okay.”

He didn’t come through my way, but He came through His way. He didn’t come through in my timing, nevertheless, He was right on time. You see, if it was up to me, I’d never have any issues. I’d never have days that I cried, or felt lonely, hurt or afraid. Life would be smooth sailing. Instead this is what my life feels like…

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Yeah, I’m the man who got kicked in water… As if getting kicked in the butt with two feet isn’t enough. 😒

Jesus be a life guard, a life jacket and a rescue boat, because truth is I’m tired! I feel exactly how the disciples felt when Jesus was asleep on the boat, and the wind and waves came and tossed the boat about and they woke Jesus up saying, “Lord! Save us! We’re going to die!” I know that He is with me, but I don’t like being uncomfortable. I don’t like when the storms of life comes raging.

I’m going to keep it one hundred… I’m the bratty child of God. I want him to always tell me yes and I always want him to give me what I want. 🤷🏾‍♀️ But like a good good Father, He doesn’t always say yes, and He doesn’t always give me what I want.

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You know why, because if He did, there wouldn’t be a need for faith. It would be too easy for us as people. We’d forget about what God has done and begin to think we’ve accomplished everything we have in life, on our own. We wouldn’t be appreciative. We’d think it’s what He supposed to do.

But His grace is sufficient ( 2 Corinthians 12:9), and it keeps me humble. I know one hundred percent that on my own, I don’t deserve any of the blessings He’s given me. So, why do I throw a temper tantrum when He doesn’t come through like I want Him to? Because I become afraid and anxious. I encourage thousands of people across the U.S. everyday, but that doesn’t mean I’m not human.

I experience the same things that everyone else  experience. 1 Peter 5:9 (NLT) “Stand firm against him, and be strong in your faith. Remember that your family of believers all over the world is going through the same kind of suffering you are.“ I fall short and spiritually, I’m pretty sure that I fall out like a two year old having a fit when his or her parent takes something from them or tells them no.  I know God probably be like, I can’t take you no where child! 🤦🏾‍♀️

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Which is probably why I keep going through the same type of test. I know He’s trying to strengthen my faith, because He literally can’t take me anywhere if I let every obstacle that I face, get me upset. Now don’t get me wrong. I’m only upset for a second, and then the Holy Spirit gets me in check, but I believe God wants me to be more consistent in my faith. When my situation looks impossible, instead of getting upset, He wants me to pray for wisdom and direction.

He wants me to trust Him that He already knew I’d face that obstacle, but He wants me to believe, and I do. I just have to learn to stop making things that I go through all about me, and learn to ask Him, “God, what do you require of me?” Hopefully I ace this test soon, because I’m tired of taking it. I know that once I past this test, there will be another one that I need to pass, but once I pass this one, I will have the wisdom to know how to deal with the next one. Thank God for Jesus, because I’m a hot mess with Him, so there’s no telling what or where I’d be without Him.

If you are going through like I am, repeating the same tests, and it feels like you’re stuck. I want you to know that God is only trying to strengthen our faith and teach you to exercise patience. The thing about strengthening one’s faith is, or learning patience is, you must be tested. 🤷🏾‍♀️ There’s no way around it. But we can do this, be encouraged! Romans 5:4, “And endurance develops strength of character, and character strengthens our confident hope of salvation.”

I know it’s frustrating not knowing what God’s going to do in your personal situation. The anxiety is real when facing the unknown. But it’s okay not to know, because He knows what’s best, even if we throw a fit! Sometimes we believe too small, so He allows us to face a challenge, so that our faith becomes bigger, bolder, brighter! You’re not really believing God, when you can clearly see a way.

Faith isn’t about everything going good and having everything under your control. Real faith is not seeing a way, but believing God will make a way. Real faith facing situations that’s out of your control but believing no matter what God is in control. Real faith is believing God can, but even if He doesn’t, you continue to trust Him anyway. Real faith is believing that God knows and wants what’s best for you even when He tells you no or doesn’t come through like you expected Him to.

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Have you ever been at a crossroads in your life and wasn’t sure of which way to go? Maybe it wasn’t something as major as a crossroads. Maybe you were unsure of what you should do in a small situation that could have a big consequence if you made the wrong decision, therefore you needed God’s guidance. We all know God’s will for our lives, but what about when you need specific instructions on a particular matter? Well, I have good news, your specific instructions are in the Bible, and you’ll know 100% if God wants you to do something because whatever He is telling you will align with His Word.

Proverbs 3:5-6

Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight.

The above scripture is the answer to the question you may be pondering. DO NOT LEAN ON YOUR OWN UNDERSTANDING!

Do you know what our own understanding is governed by? It’s governed by human logic. It’s governed by what we see.

It’s governed by anxiety. It’s governed by fear. It’s governed by us! The problem is, God is no where in any of these things, and when God isn’t in it, it’s (whatever you’re dealing with) headed towards disaster. Your unique problem may not be in the Bible, but there is an answer specifically for you, in the Bible!

James 1:5

If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.

Listen my fellow sisters and brothers in Christ, God will answer you. Talk to Him like you’d talk to your best friend, and He will respond like a good best friend and a good Father. Ask Him to remove anything that’s keeping your heart from receiving His Word. Get out of your feelings so that you can receive His peace.

Last, but certainly not least; upgrade your faith!

I believe that sometimes God doesn’t do things for us, because He wants us to make the right decision. He’s always with us, but He doesn’t always baby us. Just like us as parents, sooner or later we have to put our baby down so that he or she can learn how to crawl, then we have to allow them to stand on their own and eventually walk. Our Heavenly Father is like this with us! He will comfort and teach us what to do, then He will expect us to use the wisdom He’s given us to make the right decisions in life.

The answer we need isn’t always going to be as simple as black and white, and God isn’t always going to give us a sign so that we’ll know exactly what to do. Like a baby, we have to put one foot forward, and step out on faith, knowing God is right there to cheer us on and help us. There will be times when you just have to go in faith, because there is no right or wrong answer, it’s simply your choice! Sometimes faith will be all you have.

I will tell you this, as long as you’re going in faith (no matter what the situation is) and you have pure motives, God will honor your faith. Faith is always the right answer! God wants us to trust His voice, not what we see. His voice isn’t always going to make sense to us, especially when we’re on a timeline, because that’s when anxiety kicks in. Anxiety tells us that we need to take control of the situation.

Fear tells us that we’re running out of time, but faith tells us that God is right on time and always in control!

If you’re struggling to find the answer you need, and the answer isn’t simple, then go in faith! God will back you! Remember, “Share your plans with the Lord and you will succeed “ – Proverbs 16:3 (CEV)

Mark 9:23

“What do you mean, ‘If I can’?” Jesus asked. “Anything is possible if a person believes.”

When the answer isn’t clear, just go in faith! Faith is always the right answer!

We shouldn’t worry but we do. Think about it. We worry and pray, but we should pray and don’t worry, which is what the Bible tells us in Philippians 4:6. Even though we tend to do this backwards sometimes, God consistently comes to our rescue, every time! He delivers us out of our crisis, and not even two seconds into our deliverance from one thing, we begin to worry about something else!

I’m here to encourage someone that if God did it for you once, He will do it again! His power never ends! He’s not only capable of delivering you from one thing, but through Christ, He has made a way for us to be delivered from all things. It doesn’t matter if it’s a need for something in the natural, or something we need supernaturally, God can and will make a way!

Sometimes He delivers us from one thing to teach us to have more faith for the next thing. Sometimes we have a small matter that we need Him to take care of, but small matters don’t require much faith. So, He allows a bigger challenge to come our way to increase our faith and strengthen our character! The truth is, we were created to need Him! He is our Father.

God wants to be good to us, and He never wants us to worry. Learn to be at peace when God brings you out of an issue. Don’t be afraid of what’s ahead, because He’s already there, and if He came through for you once, you best believe He’ll come through for you again! In Jesus name. 🙏🏾🙌🏾❤️

Love gave us free will, to choose to love or hate. He gave us the choice to trust him and be obedient to his Word, or to trust our feelings and take matters into our own hands. Whatever path we choose, we can be sure that his love for us is unfailing. Jesus died for us when we were his enemies. He loved us even when we didn’t have it all together. Who wouldn’t want to be a part of a family like that?  He never gives up on us, and his mercy is new every day! Everyday we have a choice to trust the God who created us, or to trust what feels good at the moment. There is no gray area when it comes to being a child of God. Either you belong to him, or you don’t. We all know the consequences of sin, and the final result is death, but Jesus came to reverse the curse. As believers, when we leave this life, we will pass into life everlasting. This walk isn’t forced on us, we chose faith over fear. We choose to live by what we know in our heart, mind and soul, and not what the world tells us makes sense. As for me, I’ve tried him, and I know that God is faithful. I’ve taken matters into my own hands before, and have done things outside of Gid’s will, and I screwed up every time. Thank God for his grace! I finally understand what Paul means in 2 Corinthians 12:9, that his grace is sufficient! I choose to use my free will, to live for God, through Christ, simply because he’s God, and there is NO ONE, like him! His faithfulness doesn’t have anything to do with how many times I fall, and that’s what motivates me to get back up and keep pressing towards the mark, again like Paul! God’s always there for us as his children (that’s favor), and he’s promised he will always be, even until the end of the world! Now who wouldn’t serve a God like that?

Don’t cry over spilled milk.

I learned this phrase as a youngster. My mom taught me this when I would make a childish mistake being clumsy, for instance; breaking a glass vase, ripping my favorite pair of jeans or losing money! 😳💸

Those are just a few things, that I would get upset or feel disappointed in myself about. Until ADULTHOOD! Oh the good old days of worrying about minor things like breaking a vase and ripping your pants, even losing twenty dollars! Although the latter probably would still make me cry! No one likes losing money, no matter the amount!

I’ve learned to apply this phrase throughout my life and it’s something that I now tell my children. One of which, who actually dropped a brand new gallon of milk on the floor and cried. I told her not to worry about it, because there was nothing that we could do except clean it up. I think that she and her sisters were more disappointed that they now had no milk to go in their cereal, that they had their mouths ready for. Pretty sure that they could taste how good the fruity pebbles would’ve been swimming in the bowl of cold savory goodness. Their mouths probably watered as they thought about drinking the fruity flavored milk after eating all the cereal out! Now that dream of their awesome breakfast was over. We had spent what seemed like an eternity at the grocery store, and I wasn’t going back to stand in those long lines for a gallon of milk. So after getting the milk cleaned up, they opted for a different breakfast.

Grilled cheese it is! Which filled their bellies just the same, but their minds and mouths still wanted Fruity Peebles, became that’s what they’d made plans for. Eventually they went on about their day, and the tragic accident of spilling the gallon of milk, became a distant memory. It did teach all of them to be more careful when holding groceries and pay attention to their surroundings. They know now, to only carry what they’re able to handle and not to be so anxious.

I believe that when we as adults spill milk, we should take the same approach. Whether your spilled milk came in the form of a loss job, divorce, health issue, rebellious child or whatever your case may be. Instead of spending life crying about what you can’t control, improvise! Life isn’t over, and as long as God has given you life, he’s also given you opportunity! So what it’s not what you’ve planned, but it also hasn’t caught God by surprise!

Sometimes, our plans and God’s will collide! However, when things seems to go haywire and fall apart, something greater is coming together! Disappointments keeps us from settling! Think about it! You would be content with being average, had God not allowed that monkey ranch to be thrown into your world. You are at your full potential, because of the spilled milk! Your faith has grown, because you’ve experienced loss. You don’t make the same foolish mistakes you’ve made in the past, because you’ve learned from it!

So when you get cow dung instead of a wedding cake, or a packed belly instead of a six pack, don’t feel sorry for yourself! Clean the mess up, work some things out! That spilled milk didn’t happen to discourage you! It was a plan to maximize your faith! The triumph is worth the tragedy ❣️

 

Romans 8:28

And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.