“God, who foresaw your tribulation, has specially armed you to go through it, not without pain but without stain”~ C.S. Lewis

I love the times where I dont have much time to blog, because lately that has meant that God has been teaching me so many lessons in so short a time that I havent had time to write. But times like these when I do have time to write are also a blessing to share what God has done for me. The past month has been a spirtual blur in a way, and in a lot of ways I never saw myself being at the place I am today. I would venture to say that I have grown and learned more things about myself spiritually and as a man in general, as well as about the God I love and serve, in the past 5 weeks than I have in the past 5 years combined. I wish to share what I have learned in hopes that God’s lessons through me can bless your life.

One thing I learned from God is that you cant change people. No matter how hard you try or how much you invest into someone else things will not change unless they are willing to work to make the changes. Loving someone helps, giving them the resources to change helps, but ultimately it is the decision of the person to want to make the change. Whether the change be for a relationship, for personal health reasons, for financial reasons, nobody will do something they deep in their heart have not committed to do.

I have also learned that people will let you down, but God won’t. God holds our well being in the palm of His hand each day and never lets go of it. This alone brings me joy. To know that when everything else crumbles around me that I have a God who is there to say “Well that’s unfortunate, but I love you and I won’t leave you wanting anything else but Me” is something so far beyond anything I have ever experienced that I struggle to put into words the magnitude of what that means to me.

Probably the biggest thing I have learned is that I don’t need anyone but myself and God to get by. Sure, God has blessed me with relationships with people who I love dearly and who I would not trade for anything, but God has shown me that I am capable of doing more things on my own with His help than I ever thought was possible. Philippians 4:13 takes on a whole new meaning for me now.

I hope these things help you in your walk with God. I see more blog entries like this in the future. Have a blessed day!

~B

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