Saturday, June 23, 2007

Twists and turns

The path of freedom?

I find I am in a pondering state of mind.
So many twists and turns in the road .......... which way to turn.
When faced with the turns in the road it can often lead one to want to change the circumstances. The only problem with that thought -- when God gets ready to change a person he orchestrates sets of circumstances
to bring about those changes.
When I elect to change what he has set in motion.......then the tests will have to incur again, just in a different set of circumstances.
So.....I think or should I say, I know that Satan plants "what if" thoughts in our minds and if are not careful we will be off and running.
Running from the purpose God has for us--filled with discontent and unrest.

I am where I am for a reason.
He is molding me into the image of His son.
So that when I grow up in Christ, the head of the church---
I will be fit to fight alongside the King of Kings.

Will I choose to acknowledge the test or will I just see the circumstances of a life and become discouraged and want to move on?
The choice is mine and yours.
Will you stay?
After having done all to stand.......will you stand?
Will you stand?

"The secret is Christ in me, not me in a different set of circumstances."
- Elizabeth Elliot


Nise' said...

Those twists and turns are hard! I want to run from them, but then again don't want to miss out on what God has for me and it may involve those twists and turns!

CrownLaidDown said...

Soak up every bit of what God reveals right're listening. And He is speaking! I'm praying that He reveals Himself in new ways to you and your family Sharon, so that you will know that this time was His purpose.
Love in Him,

Sharon said...

How horrible would it be if we knew that we were going through all this for nothing?
I am looking forward to looking back at this time.

Karen said...

Tomorrow is just great, bit cold and windy, but good - so be encouraged :-)

Rodrigo said...

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Sharon said...

I wish I knew what the above comment said. Sorry, I do not speak Spanish.
I can't go to their blog and comment because I can't read their blog.

Nicki said...

I agree so much with what you said, it's all for a reason, and even though we can't see the whole picture right now...God will make way and he will straighten those turns and make them right! But it's hard and I don't like it, but I know God's gonna see us and you all through!!

eph2810 said...

Very thought provoking. Will I stand in the midst of trials and tribulations. I sure hope that I stand the storms of life with Him at my side.

Thank you for sharing, Sharon.

Blessings on your Sunday afternoon :)