Merciful Mornings
September 16, 2015

esther-4-14When life hits hard, it’s always interesting to see what changes and develops. Maybe “interesting” isn’t the best word. Scary? Unexpected? Exciting? I guess it’s different for everyone. However you look at it, difficult life situations bring changes – whether you like them or not. And we truly do have the option to like them or not. I’m not one to believe that your circumstances determine your attitude or demeanor for each day. The devil might have a hand in the events that occur in my life, but he does NOT have control of how I react to them. Remember that whole carrot, egg, or coffee story? That’s exactly what I’m talking about.

And sometimes the changes don’t end up being so bad. Maybe the events leading up to the changes are awful, but have you ever been in a situation where the end results almost made it all worth it? People change, life stages shift, and relationships must monitor and adjust. But as you mourn those changes and wish things could stay the same, can you also be open to the new opportunities that present themselves? Maybe you have had to move recently. There can be such grief that comes with that if you are leaving precious friends and/or family behind. But are you leaving yourself open to the potential for new relationships? What if your new best friend is just waiting for you to arrive?

God has this amazing way of turning what we see as horrible situations into blessings and opportunities. And maybe it’s not even a blessing for you – perhaps you were placed exactly where you are because someone else needs you. What if God is positioning you perfectly to bless another soul in need? This “it’s not all about me” mindset makes all the difference in the world… when I can get my thick head back into the right place. It’s hard to step outside of ourselves, especially when there is hurt or grief involved. Can you make that mental switch? If you look around outside of yourself, who do you see? How could God use you today to bless those around you – even if you don’t feel that you are in a place to serve in that way right now? God has promised to give each of us what we need for each day. If your day has been covered, how can you be used to provide that peace for someone else?

Love God. Love people. Blessings, friends.

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8 responses to “Seeking to Serve”

  1. Love God. Love people.
    It really is that simple!

    • Merciful Mornings says:

      Absolutely, Sarah! If only we could keep from making it so complicated for ourselves, right? 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!

  2. Tayrina says:

    Loved this>> God has this amazing way of turning what we see as horrible situations into blessings and opportunities. God is good, God is faithful. Thanks for encouraging me today with your beautiful post! I’m visiting you from Coffee for Your Heart Link Up!

    Blessings,
    Tayrina

  3. so true – ministry is spillage – may we both we filled to the top and spilling over today! next to you this morning at holley’s. blessings, sue

  4. Brenda says:

    Beautiful. I’m proud of you.

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