NOTHING HAPPENS BY CHANCE

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As we wind down another year, our natural tendency is to look back at the mistakes we made –  the goals we missed – the lost opportunities – the habits we didn’t break.  We look forward to a clean slate and making changes that will make our lives better, but everything that’s happened does have a purpose.

Maybe you didn’t get the job you hoped for and you’ll have to keep looking, but maybe it  was totally wrong for you.  You may have had a financial setback that left you feeling hopeless.  Perhaps that setback will put you on a totally new career path.  What if you discovered you have a terminal disease?  It doesn’t have to be the end for you if you believe that Jesus is preparing a place for you in heaven.

God has a blueprint for every life that inhabits the earth.  He makes homes for the lowliest of creatures.  He clothes the land with beauty.  He carves paths in the mountains for the rain and ice to flow and nourish the land.  His master plan for His creation includes us.  Like a dad wants only what’s best for his children, God has a purpose for everything that happens to us.

When you keep that in mind in looking at your past, you’ll see how some of those bad times have changed your life for the better.  The new year is a time for a new beginning, but each day we walk this planet is part of a greater plan – one executed by the Creator of the universe.  All things work together under His guiding hand.

Romans 8:28  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.

 

 

 

About atimetoshare.me

As I reach the end of my years, I find I have a lot of good information stored up in this old decrepit mind of mine. If I don't write it all down, it may vanish and no one will have the advantage of my thoughts. This is why this blog exists. I love the Lord, Jesus with all my heart and soul. I know I'm undeserving of all He's done for me, but I also know that His love is beyond my comprehension. I've always wanted to write. I never kept diaries, but tucked my thoughts in my head for future reference. I use them now in creating stories, plays, poetry and my blog. I continue to learn every day. I believe the compilation of our time spent with God will have huge affect on the way we live. I know I'm a sinner and I need a Savior. I have One through Jesus, Christ. My book, "Stages - a memoir," is about the seven stages of life from the perspective of a woman. It addresses all the things girls and women go through in life as they travel it with Jesus, and it is available on Amazon.com.
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11 Responses to NOTHING HAPPENS BY CHANCE

  1. Linda Lee says:

    Your post made me cry. I needed to read this now!

    Take a look at my latest post and you will see why!
    https://healmycomplexptsd.wordpress.com/2015/12/29/pictures-of-our-blizzard-winter-storm-goliath/

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    • atimetoshare says:

      Oh my sweet, Linda, those pictures tell it all. It’s hard to imagine any good coming from such a storm, but even in the difficulties of such turmoil, we can be confident that God is still in charge of everything that comes our way. He will never leave you and His consistency will give you hope. Trust in His will and he will give you the ability to discern all the tragedy that seems to be closing in on you. I’ll pray for you too.

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      • Linda Lee says:

        Thank you!! Is there any specific need I can pray about on your behalf?

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      • atimetoshare says:

        We had only about three inches of snow so we’re grateful we won’t have too much to shovel. Both of us are nearing 74 so it’s getting harder and harder to do. Thanks for your thoughtfulness. God bless you!

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      • Linda Lee says:

        We are in our sixties. But my husband has had two heart attacks and should never pick up a snow shovel ever again. Even so, he went out into the blizzard Sunday morning, hatless and without gloves, carrying a shovel and saying that he was going to dig out the truck and drive sixty miles round trip to the next town. He wanted to purhase gas cans and gasoline for our power generator, which we could not buy here because the stores were all closed due to the electricity being off.

        I threw on my coat and boots, ran outside into the blizzard, took the shovel and the truck keys away from him, and told him that the Lord Jesus Christ wanted him to come back inside the house and trust Him to see us through the power outage. I called my husband by his full Polish name, too, so he knew I meant business!

        He weighs more than twice what I weigh and he is seven inches taller than me. But there was no way I was going to let him shovel anything. And driving through the drifts in the whiteout condition was completely out of the question. He just wasn[t thinking right, he came down with a chest cold on Christmas day and he was running a fever. Thank goodness I was able to get him to listen to reason. He is my silly sweet best friend hubby and I love him dearly. 🙂

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      • atimetoshare says:

        Our men often feel they have to prove themselves, especially when their health says otherwise. My husband just had a TIA (small stroke) a couple weeks ago and is already raring to go. Sometimes we have to get tough with them. I love that you called him by his full Polish name. You go girl!

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      • Linda Lee says:

        You are exactly right about men. 🙂

        I will say a prayer for your husband’s full recovery and for protection from any more TIAs. I had a TIA almost thirty years ago. It was scary. But I haven’t had anything like that since. I believe it helps that I take a baby dose of aspirin every day, along with a grape seed extract and a fish oil supplement that has been tested mercury free. Regular walking or riding the stationary bike two or three times a week also seems to help.

        Of course, every individual is different and only your husband’s doctor can tell him what he needs to do.

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      • atimetoshare says:

        Since this happened I’ve heard of several who have had TIAs. My husband has always been super active. He went thru radiation treatments for prostate cancer two years ago and it really zapped a lot of his energy. He’s on a blood thinner right now. I appreciate your prayers for healing. We both know our days are numbered, but God may have more for us to do before we die. Blessings to you!

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