Written & Published by Lolita Buck
Okay so I didn't watch the Oscar's personally last night. But I woke up this morning & found out that many people that have been in the game grinding for years finally took home the coveted trophy. I don't believe in idolizing the gift but instead the giver & for all of us who have learned to trust in God's plan & his timing for our lives I can tell you first hand that the reward is so much better! Why? Because after you have suffered a while letting God establish you is a wonderful, absolutely amazing, feeling.
To watch his plan masterfully come together in your life is like reading something out of a story book. I suppose we can find many references of this level of blessing in the good book. But let me tell you, when your life becomes the canvas by which he creates his masterpiece its breathtaking needless to say.
1 Peter 5:10
"And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast."
What I've learned in life is that while God prepares you for greatness it's tough. Because often times we can't see his hand at work. It feels like a cruel joke & the enemy will do his best to convince us of it. He wants us to believe that God isn't gonna come through, almost making our faith null & void. Oh but if I had listened to those voices I wouldn't be where I am today.
I would never have been able to see the beautiful person I've become. I literally watched God take a broken, fragmented soul, myself that is, reshape & restore me. And then to top it off, use me. Yep that's exactly what God does you see it time & time again in the bible. But its not a quick fix, its a permanent change and so it takes time. But most of us never fully experience God's love on this level because it does take quite a while. And most people give up along the way which is exactly what the enemy hopes we'll do.
To be honest i never set out to find God he found me in my brokenness as a little girl & over time he has made me whole. He's turned my ashes to beauty but I've had to trust his plan every step of the way.
"The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord: and he delighteth in his way."
As the question above asks, will you do the same? It hasn't necessarily been an easy journey but its been well worth the ride. The Academy didn't give out the awards last night God did, he established those who had suffered a while. Those trophies will sit on a shelf and collect dust over time but the hand of God will still be at work bringing those that love & trust him to their rightful position in the earth. To God be the glory, the honor, & the power, forever and ever! Amen
As you go forward in your daily journey I extend love & peace to each of you. I pray that you find your "it" and that you OWN IT. That the chains of this world be broken off of you & that you walk in the light that God intended you to walk in.
With dedication & servitude