Ann – A Friend of Jesus 2013

And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. ~ Romans 8:28 ~

Change is A Lifelong Process

God is always in control, even when we don’t understand the why of something.

Change is a lifelong process of challenges, we must walk through to know the will of God for our lives.

God use challenges , whether it’s a person or group of people, place (work) or things (traffic, long lines) to help produce more fruit in us–love (giving), joy (gladness), peace (free from worry and fear), long suffering (patience), gentleness (kindness), goodness (generosity), faith (dependability), meekness (gentleness) and temperance (self-control). Fruit, as well as, our spiritual maturity takes time to grow and mature. (shock face)

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Sometimes change is about adapting without complaining.
Sometimes, it is, what it is, keep moving forward.
Sometimes, we just aren’t ready for the next step.
Sometimes, we allow the “what if” to stop us.
Sometimes, our pride and/or stubbornness blocks our fruit from developing.
Sometimes, our free will to choose keeps us stuck.

Sometimes, we just lack encouragement. Remember Romans 8-28 says “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.”

So change is the test to walk through challenges, by faith, trusting God without complaining.

The not complaining part, can be a retest many times before we mature in self-control.

When we surrender to the Holy Spirit, change and/or challenges become easier to walk through.

Somedays can be just brutal, as soon as we recognize a challenge, let us breathe and praise The Lord that this too shall pass and The Holy Spirit will lead us all the way through.

God bless as we keep moving forward. 😜

9 Comments»

  Debbie wrote @

So much wisdom in this! Thank you for helping me with change! God bless you!

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  Ann “afriend4ever54” Friend wrote @

Glory to God. Thanks Debbie (smile) Blessings!!

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  shade akinbiyi wrote @

Hi Anne! Unfortunately we don’t like change but change is a fact of life that never stops. So we need reminders like this. Thanks for the encouragement! Hope you’re enjoying the weekend 🙂

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  Ann “afriend4ever54” Friend wrote @

Amen. Thanks Shade (smile) I am enjoying the weekend. Blessings and enjoy your weekend!!

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  Ann “afriend4ever54” Friend wrote @

Reblogged this on Ann – A Friend of Jesus 2013 and commented:

At some point, we all must change! Have a blessed day.

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  blmaluso wrote @

So true! Thanks for the reminder:-) May God continue to bless you.

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  afriendforever54 wrote @

Thanks and God bless you!! 😄

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  gloria5454 wrote @

amen…just remembering it’s a process and God leads the way, if we surrender our will to Him. great post…

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