24 Apr God wants us BETTER not bitter.
Too many times we allow trails to make us bitter instead of better. The purpose of any trail is to glorify the name of God. To show all that regardless of the severity of the trail God saw me through and brought me out. The trails we go through are what allow us to be witnesses for God. God will allow a trail to come our way so that we may be strengthened and made into a better person than we were before the trail came. He wants to strengthen us so that no matter what happens we will be preserved and protected under His covering.
The saying goes “I know someone out there may have it worse than me right now so I’m blessed.” That statement lacks gratefulness and growth. In every trail we should be grateful in knowing that when God brings us out we will be better than we ever were before. After every trail there should be visible spiritual and mental growth. We should never consider ourselves blessed merely because we know that someone else’s situation may be far worse than our own. We should consider ourselves blessed because we know that the trying of our faith is when God is doing His most perfect work in us and through us.
The mind is where Satan tries to attack us the most. He wants to steal the abundant joy and peace God wants to bless us with. His only desire is to see us hopeless, depressed, discouraged, and bitter so we will be an easier target for him. He does not play fair and the Word of God tells us in John 10:10 the enemy only comes to kill, steal, and destroy. Let’s not be a hindrance in stand in the way of our own blessings by carrying bitterness because of the things we have had to endure. Instead, we should be grateful that we can now use our testimony to assist another soul in receiving their deliverance without harboring any feelings of bitterness at the end of their trail.
Personal Message from J’LaQueenia
God blessed us with the power of choice. We do not have to accept everything life decides to lay at our feet. What we can do is look to our Heavenly Father for guidance, direction, and protection. We can rest in assurance that through every trail He will carry us. Remember a test is required in order to have a testimony. In order to become a overcomer means there has to be something we can overcome. Every test in our life makes us bitter or better, every problem comes to break us or make us. The choice is ours whether we become victim or victor.
“Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience. But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing” (James 1:3-4)