Fence Post of Faith November 2014

   Psalm 37:23 “The Steps of a good man are order by the Lord: and he delighteth in his way.

I was walking through the woods a while back and came to a big open area full of Large, tall weeds. For acres and acres!  As far as I could see, there were these dead, dried-up, brown, ugly weeds. As I walked through the open field, about a hundred yards in, I saw a beautiful flower. It was so bright, so colorful, so refreshing. It had bloomed right there in the middle of acres and acres of old, ugly, dried-up weeds. And I thought, Really, that’s what God wants us to do. Just bloom we’re planted.

     You may work around a bunch of weeds, but that doesn’t have to stop you from blooming. You may be married to an old weed. But the good news is, you can still bloom.

     Too many people are negative and discouraged because they don’t like where they are. They don’t like their spouses.  They don’t like their jobs. They don’t like there horse there riding. They don’t like where they live or what there driving. That’s not where they want to be.

   If negative people have to work late, it sours their day. They are always fighting against something. They are always trying to go somewhere else. But I’ve learned that God is more interested in changing me than he is in changing my circumstances. As long as I’m sour because I’m not getting my way, discouraged because I’m single and I want to be married, I’m upset because I’m not placing in the 1D and that attitude will keep me right where I am.

   If you want to see change, if you want to see God open new doors, the key is to bloom right where you’re planted. You cannot wait until everything becomes better before you decide to have a good attitude. You have to be the best you can be right where you are.

 Put a smile on your face. Be good to people even if they’re not good to you. Be grateful for what you ride even if it’s not where you want to be. When you bloom where you’re planted, you’re sowing a seed for God to do something new.

   The Scripture says, ‘The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord”. That means as long as we’re in faith, where we are is where we’re supposed to be.

   “That couldn’t be right,” you say. “I’m uncomfortable. I’m not in a good place. Somebody is not treating me right.”

     It may be difficult, but God will not allow a change to come into our lives unless he has a diving purpose for it. I’ve found that nothing happens to us; it happens for us. If we keep the right attitude, God will always use it for our good.

    That horse who is hard to get along with? He’s not happening to you, he’s happening for you. God is using him to grow you. You’re developing character. You’re developing character. You’re learning to take the good runs with the bad runs. God use difficult horses like sandpaper, to rub the rough edges off us. The next time you make a run, instead of being upset and all stressed out, just smile real big and say, “Thank you so much for everything you have done for me.”

This month’s prayer; Father, today I declare that my hope and trust is in YOU. Even when I don’t understand my circumstance I know YOU are working things out for my good. Help me to bloom where I’m Planted so I can live as a testimony of Your faithfulness. In Jesus’ Name. Amen

 

  Adios and well talk to you after Thanksgiving Jeff.