What you stand to gain

Last Sunday, I was praying for guidance from God in regards to a close friend who was walking down a different road then myself. I was troubled because we were about to spend some time together and she wanted to do somethings I no longer did and I felt that she did not understand my journey. I also felt that we had been friends for a long time and I did not want to jeopardize our friendship. I started praying for the Lord to have his way in my life and for His will to be done hoping that he would have favor on our friendship.

This particular Sunday, a friend from my past visited service.  Afterwards, we spoke and she had a word for me.  She said, “You are so worried about what you are gonna lose, that you can’t see all that you stand to gain!”  This immediately brought me to tears because I knew that God used her to speak to me! Luke 12:32 says, Do not be afraid, little flock, for your Father has been pleased to give you the kingdom. And, Proverbs 3:5-6 says, Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight. Everyone is not going to be able to walk with you as you walk with the Lord.

After much persuasion from other women of God, I decided to talk to the friend. Things did not go well between us and we parted ways but, something was different about me.  I felt a shift in my life, an ELEVATION! It was an inner feeling that was like nothing I’ve ever felt! It was amazing, I could feel God moving on the inside and am grateful for my obedience!

Good scriptures to highlight:
Proverbs 1:28: Then they will call to me but I will not answer; they will look for me but will not find me

Jeremiah 29:11: For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

Psalms 84:11: For the LORD God is a sun and shield; the LORD bestows favor and honor; no good thing does he withhold from those whose walk is blameless.

Roman 5:19: For just as through the disobedience of the one man the many were made sinners, so also through the obedience of the one man the many will be made righteous.

Originally posted: 6/29/2011

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