I finally was able to meet with my Faculty Advisor today so that I can sign up for classes that start in the Fall. I’m going back to school to get a Bachelors in Psychology. I’m also considering a minor in writing, or I might just seek a Bachelors in Writing as well. I am excited for school to start. I also am enjoying this summer time with my girls, and part of me isn’t ready for the summer to end. There is a lot going on in my life right now, but I’m excited about all that God is doing in my life.
My pastor recently preached and said what looks like a set back is only a set up for greater things to come. I know that while some recent changes which have happened were very difficult to adjust to; it’s not going to be a set back (although it may have felt like it), but its a set up to propel me further in my walk and destiny in Christ. I know God has great things in store for me, and I wait for it all with anticipation knowing my later will be greater than the former.
I’d like to share one other thing I’ve heard from my pastor which really stood out to me. First, I’ll have to give some scripture.
8:35 – Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?
8:36 – As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.
8:37 – Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors though him that loved us.
8:38 – For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come,
8:39 – Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Although I may stand as a sheep before the slaughter God as already declared my victory. For He has said that I am more than a conqueror. It is by His love that I move, and breath, and have life. Not just any kind of life, but a victorious life. A life where all my battles have already been called to victory before I even face them. Therefore, any obstacle or battle that I may face in life has already been won and cannot be lost. It is up to me to stand firm in my victory or to forfeit it. I don’t know about any one else, but I don’t plan to forfeit any of my victories. The biggest thing I took from this particular service is: even though I may stand before the hardest of battles (as the sheep before the slaughter) God has ALREADY DECLARED MY VICTORY!!!
Life doesn’t hold still for anyone, and mines on the move. I just wanted to take some time to share with all of you some of the positive things going on in my life. May each of us receive the blessings God shines down upon us every day, and not take any of them for granted.