So today begins the next season of my life. I am kinda excited, and I am kinda nervous at the same time. I am ready to just sit back and see what this next adventure in my life is going to take. I know that I am in the right place at the right time, and I know that I am exactly where I need to be. It’s funny how I’m realizing that when you do something in Gods will and Gods time then everything else just kinda falls into place
Incase you haven’t read or talked to me in a while I have decided to go back to college and finish my degree. My mom wanted me to finish it, and if I work really hard at it I can be done in the spring of 2015 at the latest. That requires me to take summer courses, and a winter quick term course, but in all honesty it just means putting off my plans for a year. When you really think about it one year is not really to long from now. I’m kind of excited to go back to college, but I’m not that excited to start doing homework again. I have decided that I don’t want anything less then a B in any of my classes.
It’s kinda funny that since my mom died around two months ago how much my plans have changed, and how much has gone on but there are two things that I have really been learning.
The first one is to learn how to prioritize things, and do things in an orderly fashion. I hate organizing things and prioritizing, but I have really been trying to get things in order if I am to accomplish my set goal. (To add on I also I want to pay off all my classes in full, and I want to pay off everything I owe in full by the time I finish college)
The second thing that I have been learning is how to be content on everything. This is something that God has really been speaking to me about. I used to just want to get into the world, and now that I am home bound for a while I’m actually starting to be content. Paul talks about it in Philippians 4:12
I know how to live on almost nothing or with everything. I have learned the secret of living in every situation, whether it is with a full stomach or empty, with plenty or little.
This next verse is one of the verses that has had the most impact on me the past few months
We live in such a way that no one will stumble because of us, and no one will find fault with our ministry. In everything we do, we show that we are true ministers of God. We patiently endure troubles and hardships and calamities of every kind. We have been beaten, been put in prison, faced angry mobs, worked to exhaustion, endured sleepless nights, and gone without food. We prove ourselves by our purity, our understanding, our patience, our kindness, by the Holy Spirit within us, and by our sincere love. We faithfully preach the truth. God’s power is working in us. We use the weapons of righteousness in the right hand for attack and the left hand for defense. We serve God whether people honor us or despise us, whether they slander us or praise us. We are honest, but they call us impostors. We are ignored, even though we are well known. We live close to death, but we are still alive. We have been beaten, but we have not been killed. Our hearts ache, but we always have joy. We are poor, but we give spiritual riches to others. We own nothing, and yet we gave everything.
This verse just reminds me that no matter what the circumstances we need to continue to trust and love God. Paul is taking about all the hardships the church in Corinth is having, and they found contentment in Christ. That’s my plan to be content in everything.
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