I have a ‘Facebook’ Internet Bible Study. So, I have decided to start putting the ‘Questions’ (that may help others) and my ‘Responses’ to them in my blogs. No, I don’t know it all, and I don’t pretend to know it all. But I do know someone who does…It’s Jesus! He and His Word has it all covered for me.
RESPONSE: Starting over at any age is challenging. It is how you perceive the challenge that will determine it’s true difficulty. ‘A challenge’ is a worthy opponent. Your opponent gives you the opportunity to be ‘the victor’ to reign in your ‘life experiences.’ The challenges in life are your true teachers. They pinpoint just where you are in life revealing the areas that you need to change and development in. You get another chance at self – retrospection, enlarging your very being. More importantly you learn your weakness so that your enemy will not exploit you with them. Sometimes your greatest enemy is yourself; your hate, intolerance, inflexibility, pride, jealousy, etc. Look at your life and complete the list. These are basement attitudes that will never allow you the pent house mentality in ‘your life.’
Starting over is a chance for opportunity and a clean slate in life. Look at it as your personal ‘adventure in faith.’ Did you know that fear and excitement produce the same hormones in the body? We get to re-label that feeling or emotion by telling the body what it is. Simply, yes simply re-label what you are feeling or thinking. (Deuteronomy 30:19) You walk out the door and you feel fear; tell yourself this is expectation, excitement of something good that is about to happen. Don’t you know that fear will flee, why because it’s afraid? (2 Timothy 1:7, James 4:7)
King James Version (KJV)
19I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live:
2 Timothy 1:7
Amplified Bible (AMP)
7For God did not give us a spirit of timidity (of cowardice, of craven and cringing and fawning fear), but [He has given us a spirit] of power and of love and of calm and well-balanced mind and discipline and self-control.
Amplified Bible (AMP)
7So be subject to God. Resist the devil [stand firm against him], and he will flee from you.
Just because it’s hard doesn’t mean it’s not doable. Accomplishing difficulties with God increases our faith and brings us into new ground and a level in God that would never have been possible without the challenge. Make your enemy your inspiration in seeking the intimacy of God. Turn from your enemy and he will be at your back motivating you not to look back and press forward into higher ground. Baby, the best is yet to come; it’s in you’.
Now, move in Psalm 27. With God, all things are possible; besides He’s got this.
1 Peter 5:7. Amplified Bible (AMP)
Casting the whole of your care [all your anxieties, all your worries, all your concerns, once and for all] on Him, for He cares for you affectionately and cares about you watchfully.
You never know how strong you are till you arrive at your destination.
Love Conquers All,
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