Do you ever look back on your past to reflect on what happened a year or two ago? Are you the type to regret everything that has happened or do you understand that it happened for a reason?
Personally, I purposely reflect on how my life has developed to where I am at this moment. I reflect on the good and the “not so easy” times that have passed. No matter what, I know there is no going back. The difficult times have molded me into a more refined believer than I was before.
It’s not coincidence or “luck” that I am where I am right now. I’m on a path that God predestined for me to take.
I reflect back and recall those harsh times to ensure myself that better memories ARE coming ahead. When you go through certain challenges in life, think about what God is wanting you to learn from the situation. He’s not setting you up to fail. He is guiding you to greater!! Even though greater may not feel as “good” but eventually you will see what exactly God was putting together.
Yes, we will never be perfect nor will be always feel one constant feeling 24/7. Thankfully, God’s love for us never fails; his love is faithfully bestowed onto us daily. Look back on your life, making sure that you don’t stay in the same place, but instead try to grow in more ways than one.
When God says NO to something it is for your best interest; probably because he has something even GREATER in store for you. Thank him in advance!
God sees the finished work that you will become. God is still molding you through to BECOME that fantastic work. It’s amazing how he already knows each time that we will slip and stray away. With that being said, what’s even better is how God never takes away the grace and annoiting that we need to become refined work from our tribulations.
“But He knows the way that I take [He has concern for it, appreciates, and pays attention to it]. When He has tried me, I shall come forth as refined gold [pure and luminous]. [Psalms 17:3; 66:10; James 1:12.]” Job 23:10 AMP