Written & Published by Lolita Buck
Greatness is harnessed in the bosom of adversity. That's why i can't understand for the life of me why we try to avoid hardship. If only we knew what it produced! I can't even begin to tell you all the things I've personally endured. But every obstacle, every challenge, I've faced has led me to where i am today. I must admit my life is pretty darn awesome.
I'm now hoping that i can help you discover the recipe for your awesome sauce! In case you didn't know, God is the executive chef of your life. And he's stirring up some pretty powerful stuff. His main ingredients however; are trials & tribulations. He uses them to test your faith. In hopes that you become complete & whole.
James 1: 2-6 sums it all up for you
"Count it all joy my brothers when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect that you may be perfect & complete, lacking nothing."
The good news is that he promises to sprinkle in his love along the way. He's not going to leave you hanging. I can assure you of this from my own personal experience. As painful as it's been at times he's always been by my side.
Check out Deuteronomy 31:6
"Be strong and courageous . Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you."
No it's not the ideal recipe. It doesn't make you feel all warm & tingly inside. But truth be told nothing God does is ideal. He always likes to shake it up a bit. Thinking outside the box is his specialty. That is, the box that we conceptualize in our heads. So if you're looking for glitz & glam this isn't the awesome sauce for you. But if you're willing to get in the trenches & stick it out through thick & thin I guarantee that you'll be happy with his finished product YOU!!
Trust me he had something special in mind when he created you. It's been years in the making. So don't you discount any your struggles because they've all been for a greater purpose. I promise you that eventually it'll all make sense. But in the meantime just feast on this thing called life while you wait on God to UNLEASH YOUR AWESOME!
As you go forward in your daily journey I extend love & peace to each of you. I pray that you find your "it" and 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