Reflecting over the past few years of my life I realized, as a christian, this life is not my life at all. I am just a part of a unfolding mystery being revealed every single day until it is finished completely. That mystery is the redemptive saving grace of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
In my moments of reflection I had moments of outburst of anger, sadness, confusion, and disparity. I even contemplated on continuing to pursue living righteous. I said "Why even keep serving if every time I try to do the right thing it's met with resistance?" I was deeply upset.. But then I was reminded of God's power and sovereignty. Proverbs 19:21 says we can make plans, but the Lord's will will prosper.
The world has convinced many of us that we are in control of our lives. That if we make certain decisions then we will get whatever outcome we desire. That my friend is not only false but very misleading. Everything we experience in life right down to us coming into the true knowledge of
Jesus Christ has been predestined and calculated according to the will of God. When you live a life that is predestined, you understand that your life does not belong to you... but GOD therefore we cannot expect to experience life here the same as others would who do not believe.
Though I was feeling discouraged I started to feel slight relief because I was reminded that according to Psalm 37:23 "The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD, And He delights in his way." I also was reminded that God causes all things to work together for the good of them who love Him to them who are called according to His purpose." May you hold fast this understanding and continue to pursue to righteousness of God in all things.
Until Next time ,