This is my first blog post and I’m writing it as a point in time placeholder. I hope to one day read these entries and remember fondly that my faith in the lord god almighty has brought me to more prosperous times.
My story sounds like an infomercial. How many of you are living paycheck to paycheck, struggling to make ends meet? Making choices between what bills to pay and which to let slide. Skipping meals to be able to pay for gas so that you can get to work. Wondering how you’ll be able to pay for car repairs or tuition.
Well, I find myself in a similar situation and have been looking for a way out. A way to prosperity. I have taken to praying on it and when I do, I am reminded of Job. I think about how much he endured and no matter how bad thing got, his faith never wavered.
Job 36:11 - If they obey and serve him, they shall spend their days in prosperity, and their years in pleasures.
I would not say my situation is anything like Jobs, however whenever my thoughts spiral out of control, my faith wavers. So now I seek to obey and serve. So how can I serve him from the position I am currently in. I would prefer to be able to rise up and use my position for good but how can I do that without help. I pray for help. I pray for a chance, an opportunity to be able to help myself.
When I get to feeling desperate, I pray for a winning lottery ticket and then the guilt sets in. I ask myself why I should I have my prayer answered. What makes me worthy? Try as I might, the only answer I can come up with is, I am a good person. I try to be a good person. I work on being a good person everyday.
So my thoughts go to, what can I do to help myself? I would be grateful for a fish, however I would prefer to learn to fish and feed myself and many others.
Give a Man a Fish, and You Feed Him for a Day. Teach a Man To Fish, and You Feed Him for a Lifetime ~ Lao-Tzu
What can I provide? What can I give that would be helpful to many? I reflect on my talents and nothing I could do felt good enough. Then a thought popped into my mind and to be completely honest, this happens a lot. Especially when I clear my mind, meditate or pray. I had written many stories years ago but one in particular came to mind. It was originally called, Friends Forever, but would later be renamed Journey Home. The protagonist finds himself in a dire situation, where if nothing is done, he faces almost certain death. He must accept that there is nothing he can do on his own. When all seems lost, it is his friends that enact a plan, a dangerous plan, to save him.
Those who leave everything in God’s hand, will eventually see God’s hand in everything. ~ Unknown
Being led to that story, my story, was a godsend. That is what inspired me to write this blog. A belief in a power outside of myself. A belief in a higher power. One who can orchestrate my path to prosperity.
I will keep you all posted as things unfold.
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