My favorite thought

Rejoice in His name and not in your circumstances.

Saturday, September 5, 2015

To get a face lift on life we must first have a character peel.

                           What you do in adversity really is a character peel. Peeling back the layers of yourself to your true self through adversity, it will show your true colors. It will you that you are bitter or make you better, fake or real; It will show yourself and others what you truly believe and where you truly stand. You truly learn if you believe what you say you believe, who your support is and who really cares. It may not feel like a blessing in the midst of the pain, but truly it is. So know when your skin feels like it's being peeled back that it is all good, your just getting a face lift.

“What happens is not as important as how you react to what happens.” — Ellen Glasgow

  So know that when you have a problem and face adversity that this problem/adversity is not a hole but a challenge to take on, to overcome, to achieve who you want to be. It is coming very clear to me, my lessons are not just for me, but for others to learn through me. Just as your lessons in life are not just for you but for others to learn through you. Let's learn from each others mistakes, challenges, problems, trials, adversity... let's over come together. I tell the youth I work with, "Learn from my and others mistakes. Yes, you will make your own but learn from others so you will make less mistakes. Less mistakes means more success and less pain. Though the pain we do endure is not for nothing, it's the peeling away of the unneeded and renewing of who we need to be. 

                                                           "So we do not lose heart. 

Though our outer self is wasting away,
our inner self is being renewed day by day.
 For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an
eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison,
as we look not to the things that are seen
but to the things that are unseen.
For the things that are seen are transient,
but the things that are unseen are eternal." 
-  2 Corinthians 4:16-18

Oh, what a beautiful promise! "Our outer self is wasting away though our inner self is being renewed day by day"! I do not want this wretched flesh any more; I want to be made ANEW!! Thank You, Lord!