As I’m sitting here looking at the vast ocean, I am full of hope, peace, and clarity at the FACT that the problems we face are never too big for the God who created the seas.
Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm, plans to give you hope and a future.
Therefore, your future is sealed, covered, and predestined JUST FOR YOU!!! We cannot allow the complaints, negative words or lies that people spread to derail us from our goals and dreams. Remember that whatever we focus on, only gets bigger. So focus on the truth that you are perfect just as you are, and that were created for a unique and special purpose. Nothing can steal the gifts and talents within you, except for our own lack of focus, disbelief and doubt.
Instead of getting offended at the person who is talking bad about you, switch your perspective. Remembering that the only reason people talk bad about others is due to anger, bitterness, confusion, and low self esteem. They lack confidence, and try to compensate by spreading lies and gossip. Choose to let go of the negative feelings, forgive, and pray that they learn their true worth and value from the God who gave them life!!!
Therefore, let’s refocus our thoughts and perspectives to the truth. That we are all loved, accepted, redeemed, forgiven, chosen, and and created with a great purpose. Since we have received these gifts, we can freely GIVE them to others who cause us pain. When we shift our focus, it will change our life and others for the better.
Love you and hope you are encouraged!!