Wednesday, March 10, 2021

😎🐫🎤 Christ’s peace be with you.  Ecclesiastes 7:14 “When times are good, be happy; but when times are bad, consider this: God has made the one as well as the other.”  Don’t think, just say it out loud.  At this very moment, what life experience are you working through? 

Are you on the hilltop, in the valley, or working your way somewhere along the hillside? 

What brought you to this point?  More than likely it’s not just one thing.  I imagine it’s more like a chain of actions binding and holding your life together.

What led to what?  Looking at it in hind sight can be rather interesting.  There are so many inconspicuous details that we miss while living in the moment, but upon looking back they play a big part of our direction moving forward.

I, by God’s timing, read Ecclesiastes 7:14 on Friday during my lunch walk.  It was just about three hours before reading this scripture that I was notified of a promotion I received.  What made this scripture so meaningful in conjunction with my promotion was the fact that the reason I was in my current job was because of a human error and one year and 11 months of trying to clean up that error that led to not only this promotion, but another one in February 2020.  In the moment when learning about the error and many months that followed, I was not focused on what God was preparing me for, but simply blinded by my stress, worry, and emotions.  Can you relate to this type of blindness? 

But that wasn’t the starting point either.  As I continued on my lunch walk, I continued rolling the footage on other life events that link by link has built this chain that holds me firmly anchored to my Lord.  I not only looked at the past footage, but He is also allowing me to see some previews of what He’s setting in motion because of these highs and lows, good times and bad times.  Life is not all fun and games, but it’s not all worry and stress either.  I’m so grateful that I have a God, a Friend that is so willing to share every experience with me.  Yes, life is filled with good and bad, but when we live this life together, there is no greater bond.  Thank You Lord, that You’re willing to put up with my whining and complaining during those uncomfortable moments in life, to help see me through to the best life you desire me to experience with You.

Bless others and be blessed. 

If the Lord has touched you in some way with His message today, I ask that you pay it forward by sharing this message, so that you and He may also bless others.

#BrandonLake – Gratitude

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