The Lord spoke to my heart tonight that I should not get too caught up and frustrated over whether things are happening in this life the way I think they should. I was having a pity party and telling the Lord I have served for 33 years and this should be the peak of my game but rather I feel like of I am often sitting on the bench. I have never been one to sit on the bench. As I was “complaining” to God, He said, I know, after 33 years in my life, through man’s eyes things were not going too well either, but in the eyes of My Father it was exactly what was suppose to happen, just the way it was suppose to happen. That is when the Lord impressed upon my heart that the resurrection could not have happened if there had not been a death. Eternal life cannot be experienced until there is an end to the physical life. I know it is really silly to get so consumed and frustrated with things that you cannot control and allow it to steal away the time you do have. If I have 3 score and 10 then I have 13 more years to serve God, love my family and love others. My preacher once preached a message entitled “Don’t Waste Your Wasted Years”. Simply put, don’t ruin and waste the present, frustrated over the past or frustrated over things you cannot change. The words to a song came to my heart as I walked, “This world is not my home, I’m just a passing through…” Why get so hung up on a place you spend a microscopic amount of time compared to eternity.
Joh 14:1 ¶ Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.Joh 14:2 In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. Joh 14:3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.