Monday, November 1, 2010

Inspirational Mondays - "Through the Fire"

Inspirational Mondays!

Happy Monday everyone!! Here's a little inspiration to start off your week...

Have you ever experienced something and over-reacted only to realize that if you had stopped, taken a deep breath, prayed and ask for guidance and God's will to be done then all would've worked out without any harm being done?

I've had quite a few of those days. I usually end up being pretty hard on myself for falling victim to satan's attempt to sneak in and cause drama. I'm the type of person who hates drama, if I feel a situation coming on, I'll try to avoid it at all cost. There are times when you just have to go through the drama aka "fire" in order to become a stronger individual. Sometimes there are lessons to be learned with certain situations so it's pointless and practically impossible to avoid these lessons. No matter what, it's messy, I hate it and it annoys me. I'd much rather go through life without dealing with too much drama but of course this isn't possible and most of the time after succeeding and getting through a specific battle, I actually give praises to God for sticking with me and never letting me fall victim to satan's "try" on my life. I thank him for his stronghold on my life because he's so merciful and gracious and loves me no matter what.

I'm saying all this because I know that somewhere, someone out there is going through a situation that may seem too overwhelming or you may have done or reacted to something that leaves you feeling like there is just no end in site to the misery. I want you to know that IT'S OK!!! Don't give up, don't give in, don't be so hard on yourself. God will heal you, God will lead you and God will protect you no matter what. All you have to do is turn to him, talk to him and ask him for forgiveness. Ask him to lead you in the right direction and ask that his will be done for your life. It's NEVER EVER too late to turn your life around.

No matter what you've said or done and no matter what others have said or done to you, God will NEVER EVER leave or forsake you.

Here's a great scripture that spoke to my heart, I hope it speaks to yours as well...

"Do not be anxious about anything,
but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving,
present your requests to God.
And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding,
will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus."
Philippians 4:6-7 (NIV)

Have a blessed and prosperous week everyone.

Much love!!

1 comment:

  1. wow Kerri, well said....I love how you talk about 'avoiding the drama' when at times that is what the Lord needs to bring you thru in order to refine you. I guess no one really likes this. I am one of those, I was just telling the Lord about a situation in my life, "Lord, I am tired of this SAME subject, change me, do what you want with me so I can MOVE ON to a new one." I know...dangerous this to say, huh? (smile) It is always nice to know though....He won't leave me as I am going thru the fire. Praise Him for that! Great post, have a good week.


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