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It Was Necessary

Over the last few days I happened to have had conversations about things from my past and in each conversation I found myself expressing that I am in a much different and much better place today. And that I am a much better person because of what I went through back then. The only reason I look back at my past is to remind myself of how God changed my life and how far I have come. I realize that life without Christ right now could be very different for me.

When satan KNOWS who you are in Christ it is in his very existence to destroy you because the power that God has placed in us will defeat the adversary every time. The key to defeating him though is to know who’s we are and WHO we are in Christ. I will admit that I needed help in finding out both of those things and at times I take my eyes off of God and look straight at my issues and forget who I belong to and Who I am But John 14:16 says to ask the Father and He will give you another advocate to help you and be with you forever.

God will never leave you or forsake you. He is always there and his Holy Spirit, the LIFE that sits on the right hand of the throne forever making intercession on your behalf, walks with you even when you don’t feel him there. He carries you when you are to weak to carry on. He strengthen you in your wounded and weakened state. He equips you when you think that you are unprepared to face the trials and tribulations of the day.

Now look back and see that everything you have gone through has made you who you are today. And you are still here today because you are reading this message. All that you go through God already knew you would face and it was necessary to mold you into who he created you to be. I never would have believed that a day would come that I would say I would go through every trial, every storm, every hurt, heartbreak and every pain all over again to get to where I am today. But yes….I would. My end which has yet to come will be greater than my former. Why because the word says so in Haggai 2:9.

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In the words of Dennis Reed & Gap, “I am who I am today because God used my mistakes. He worked them for my good like no one else ever could. Why? It was necessary.”

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God Don’t Make Mistakes

Life is God's novel. Let Him write it.

Deuteronomy 32:4 AMP

He is the Rock, His work is perfect, for all His ways are law and justice. A God of faithfulness without breach or deviation, just and right is He.

Ecclesiastes 3:14 AMP

I know that whatever God does, it endures forever; nothing can be added to it nor anything taken from it. And God does it so that men will [reverently] fear Him [revere and worship Him, knowing that He is].

Have you ever had someone out of the blue stop to talk to you and you think they are rambling on but you listen anyway? At some point while they are talking they say something that you know they should not know about you, an right then you know that it’s God. It happened to me about four years back an the small thing he said was so great in my heart it brought me to tears. As I shook the man’s hand I heard, “God don’t make mistakes.”

See we make plans for our lives. We have life long plans, yearly plans, monthly plans on down to our daily plans. And if we take a look back at our life those plans very seldom turned out exactly the way that we intended. Things happen, stuff gets in the way. But in God we have this anchor that we can hold on to and know that the plans and promises of God will turn out just as He has planned for us. His plan is perfect. We just have to trust in Him and not in ourselves. He knows every bump and curve that we will encounter along the way and He has already worked them out for us.

God is unchanged and He is a God of stability and assurance. He is active in our everyday lives and all that He does for us is good. We need not try to add/subtract one ounce from it. This life we live, it is His story. Let Him write it.

Prayer: Heavenly Father, we know that Your plans for our lives is perfect, for You make no mistakes. You know who You have created us to be and what You have designed us to do in this life. Help us to trust You when we don’t understand Your plan and to trust that all things will work out in Your good timing. Thank you for being the Rock that we can stand firmly upon and proclaim Your gospel to the world, through living for You and not our own selfish desires. Thank You that what You do for us will last forever. For You deserve all of the glory and honor, forever. Amen.