All Things Are Working For Our Good

And we know that all things work together for good, to them that love God, to those who are the called according to his purpose. — Romans 8:28 (KJV)
All things work together:
Not just our victories, but our defeats.
Not just our success, but our failures.
Not just our promotions, but our demotions.
Not just when we got the job, but when we weren’t even considered for the position.
Not just for the favors we received, but also for the debts that we created.
Not just for our hopes, but for the times that we were discouraged and disappointed.
Not just for our joys, but also for our sorrows.
Not just for the times we laughed, but for the times we cried.
Not just for the smiles, but also for the tears.
Not just for our prayers, but also for our actions.
They’re not in vain. They’re working.
We know that faith without works is dead.
For the times that we were let down, and disillusioned.
They’re all working.
For our weaknesses and our strengths.
They’re working.
For the times we spoke when we should have been silent.
And, for the times that we were silent, when we should have spoken.
They’re working.
All these things are working together for our good.
For the times when God sent us and we didn’t go.
And, for the times He didn’t send us, and we went.
All these things are working.
They are rightly fit together and jointly knit together.

New Beginnings

Starting over is never easy, but it is necessary. In order for God to position you for your new season, He has to shift you. God is positioning you to ensure that you are in the right place, at the right time. He is positioning you to ensure that you reach your divine destiny and accomplish your divine purpose. He is positioning you to enable you to complete your assignment. So, stop resisting. Change is not bad, if it is orchestrated by the Holy Spirit. So, step by step, keep moving forward and follow where God is leading you. Lord, You make all things new, and I will follow You, forward. I can hear the words of the Apostle Paul, found in Phillipians 3:13-14, “Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.” Be encouraged and know, that God is the God of second changes, and you CAN begin, again.