I have learned so much over the past three years and I have shared much of what I have learned on this page. My learning is something that I have come to realize will be an ongoing process. The process goes a little something like this…
I normally begin each day with a verse and theme that I attempt to follow as closely as possible. Some days are great. Others…not so much…if I were to view it by worldly standards. I have come to realize that those who are meant to access the work of the page will do so at the appointed time. Therefore, I have been praying that God will continue to keep me in this same state of mind as I continue to write and share what I feel that He has been sharing with me.
One thing that I have learned over the past three years (yes…I celebrated YEAR THREE this past week on the 20th) is that no one is obligated to read, like or comment on anything I submit (although it is nice every now and then…lol). I have since discovered that what I do on here is not a competition, nor is it a sprint relay. The purpose of what I do is to present an alternative method of engaging people and assisting them in their personal relationship with God.
I have met some pretty nice people, some with whom I have become great friends…others I have had the privilege of giving support to and receiving support from…and then there were those whose sole purpose was to challenge me and were not very nice at all. If I did not have thick skin and an understanding that I have to really consider the source of these attacks, I more than likely would have closed up shop long ago.
Through my sharing, I have grown as a person. In the beginning, there were some things I was very timid about sharing. As time has passed, I has become less inhibited because I have come to realize that that was the purpose of sharing in the first place. I have come to realize that, regardless of our cultural, ethnic, spiritual, professional, and educational backgrounds, we all experience the same problems in life. We all have a need to identify with someone else who is able to identify with us. This is called interconnectedness.
I have also learned that we have never learned, nor will we learn, everything there is to know. Knowledge increases everyday, and sometimes much faster than we are capable of keeping up with. The only All-Knowing Being is God. The last time I checked, none of us qualified for that position and I believe that it has already been taken for quite some time now. We really have to lean on Him for understanding the complexities of life. Why? Because they are complex. We are finite. He is Infinite. The latter trumps the first. This means that we can stand to learn a thing or two…or three…or four…and so on…
I also learned the value of family and how to prioritize the God-ordained institution in its proper place. I feel as though I have arrived at a place of balance because God’s instruction orders my life in a way far greater than before. What has happened as a result? My personal life and relationship with God has grown. My marriage is better. Our three children are more awesomer than before (I know awesomer is not a word…lol). Despite the drama going on outside of the home, my home has been transformed into a genuine sanctuary. That, my friends, is the transformative power of God!
The most important thing that I have learned in the past three years is that all that I have and all that I do not have…all that I am and all that I am not…all that I will become and all that I will not become…all that I have been protected from and all I have been allowed to experience is all because of the grace, mercy, goodness and love of my Heavenly Father God. I owe my all to Him for every single little breath that I have taken. I owe Him for everything He has been to and He has done for me. Those are just facts and they are undisputed.
Well…I think I have bragged enough (for now) on my Father and the wonderful life he has blessed me with…There is certain to be more to come in the future…
Love God…love people…love yourself!!!