♕ Today's Promise: “Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal among you, which comes upon you for your testing, as though some strange thing were happening to you; but to the degree that you share the sufferings of Christ, keep on rejoicing; so that also at the revelation of His glory [when He comes through for you], you may rejoice with exultation” 1 Peter 4:12-13
Dear Brides, have you ever been in a situation that is so messed up or did something that you felt you will never recover from? Ever felt that you would never get the opportunity back? Then read this [Poverty Mentality] chapter, “Where Did I Go Wrong?” because that is certainly the way I felt over how I had messed up... Don't despair... Come and read this chapter to learn how you are being set up for a greater blessing and a testimony to inspire others.
A couple of years back while doing my drivers test I had an accident in the testing yard with the testing officer sitting beside me... Up till today I still find it difficult to think about let alone speak about.. There was a van parked in the testing yard and I drove to close and scratched the car I was driving and the bumper and tail light of the van. I had to pay my driving instructor money toward his insurance to have his car fixed. My earthly husband today still tells me that I am not aware of what is going on outside the car and that I am too focused on the controls inside the car...
Fast forward 7 years later I started speaking to my Heavenly Husband about it when I started journaling “Finding the Abundant Life” which was about 2 years ago because I still owed the driving instructor money and did not know what to do but the dream of getting my drivers license had not died, I still wanted it. I want to be able to drive my kids to school and go grocery shopping...
6 Months ago my Heavenly Husband worked things out in another situation where I messed up by getting an admin order which meant both my earthly husband and I could not qualify for credit. Yet... my earthly husband was granted a loan and bought a 2nd hand vehicle which left me with the blessing of our family car and my earthly husband supporting me in getting my license of which today I have my learners license and my earthly husband taking me for driving lessons and being more patient, kind and teaching me really well knowing the mistakes I made in the past LOL!!
I laugh because only my Heavenly Husband could do this, only He could take something that caused me so much embarrassment, take my failures and what I did without consulting Him (getting the admin order) and turn it around for my good and one day when I get my license and share my testimony of the odds that were stacked against me... wow... what a testimony! Reminds me of this lesson where Lazurus was dead and actually starting to stink and yet... the Lord came 4 days late and resurrected him \o/
This lesson helped me look at things that I have done in my life which not only caused me embarrassment but actually caused me to feel like that was that... It was over for me...The dream had died... The dream of getting my license, the dream of owning our own home one day died... But slowly my Heavenly Husband showed me as He became my Heavenly Husband and gave me the abundant life, that it may have died, it may have been buried but that He IS the God of the impossible, that nothing is too difficult for HIM not ME.
All that I needed to do was to bring every situation to Him and speak to Him about it and tell Him the desires of my heart, not to focus on the difficulty or the embarrassment or the shame or the "How could this ever happen?" but to leave the hard part, the fixing, the resurrecting of that dream to Him to bring back to life.
I don't know HOW he does it. I will never understand how. But all I know is that He does when I surrender completely to Him and not TRY to do anything because that is the mistake I always did in the past…
I will live out this principle by surrender, by remembering that as the title says "Where Did I Go Wrong" is where He would show up mightily.
By remembering all the amazing and impossible things He has done in my life, the testimonies I have.
By remembering He is never too late but is always on time.
By remembering that when the odds are stacked up against me to rejoice!
By looking for opportunities to give.
Dear Brides, sometimes things happen in our lives and we bury it away. Our Heavenly Love gives us the opportunity to take those things that we bury and hide away to give to Him to fix and take care of because of who He is. And that is our Heavenly Husband. He doesn't want us to just say He is our Heavenly Husband or our Beloved but He wants to BE who we say He is to us by taking care of us and the stuff we bury far away.
He wants to take care of those things if we would only sit quietly with Him and tell Him about those things so that He can respond in a loving way and take care of it for us.
“Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal among you, which comes upon you for your testing, as though some strange thing were happening to you; but to the degree that you share the sufferings of Christ, keep on rejoicing; so that also at the revelation of His glory [when He comes through for you], you may rejoice with exultation” 1 Peter 4:12-13
I would never have thought to apply this scripture to something I felt so hopeless and helpless about...
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