Does your life seem to be on autopilot? You may be involved in ministry with like-minded individuals, have a great job as well as a warm and loving family or you may be involved in ministry with others who clash & bang heads, have a terrible job as well as a dark and gloomy home life. Either way, you are not experiencing any growth going on. It seems like everything is standing still and you are coasting through life, stuck. I have been stuck myself. My whole life, I was stuck. I was left emotionally paralyzed from emotional and verbal abuse from my father then 6 years of every form of abuse from my son’s father. It was not until three years ago when I had a breakthrough and life took off for me. I had an encounter with God and it truly changed my life forever. My senses were heightened, my thoughts flowed freely, my body movements loosened, I began to enjoy the sounds, smells & sights of nature and of life itself!
No matter where you are or how stuck you are, God has plans for YOU. He wants to take you places. Just keep doing what you know to do, keep pressing on without losing hope. When your hope is in the Lord and your faith is in how big He is, your situation begins to lose its power over you. You no longer trust in what the day may bring, you begin to trust in what the Lord will bring. Rather than being content with just a happy-mediocre life, you begin to envision brighter days; days where you wake up to a dream every morning.
God is an amazing God. Loving, patient, kind, good, The Creator of all and He loves YOU. Yes, He gives us all choices of how we choose to deal with the situations we are dealt but He also provides us with His word and offers His love and guidance to equip us with everything we need to live an abundant life. So, “do not let yourselves get tired of doing good. If we do not give up, we will get what is coming to us at the right time.” Galatians 6:9
Ashley Fordinal is the Children’s Church volunteer at Family Life Church in Sulphur Springs, TX.