3 For the time is coming when people will not endure sound[a] teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own passions, 4 and will turn away from listening to the truth and wander off into myths. (2 Timothy 4:3-4 ESV)
I was reading the scripture about all scripture being breathed out by God, 2 Tim 3:16-17, and then decided just to keep reading for the sake of reading and read the above. The first thing that came to my mind were those who church hop because they don’t like the way certain pastors/priests make them feel or the message they spread and so they just go to someone who is nicer or says the candy coated things that makes us feel warm inside. (If the pastor is literally saying things that aren’t in scripture, then I’d say go for the hopping, because you don’t want to be fed lies either) But I hope you know what I’m talking about. If you don’t, I’m sorry.
Along with the church hoppers, this could mean the unchurched as well who think the bible is filled with fairy tales and what not. I don’t know. But what are your thoughts on the verse?
You were put here for a reason, don’t give up on the journey. Even when everything seems to fall around you, your weaknesses will bring out Gods strength!! Shine his light through your words and actions and watch as you change the world! Ill always believe in you!!
Yesterday I was spending time with friends helping them clean up their new house so they could move into it. That’s when I got the first call, it was my mom and she told me that my aunt who has been fighting cancer just went into a coma and they expected her to live only three more days. That hit me hard, she had wanted me to visit her for a long time so we could take a train down to Chicago and spend the day taking photos of the scenery (she was a very good photographer) and I was excited to do that with her. I kept pushing it to “someday soon” because of work and how I kept feeling like I had to work to get money to pay the bills and such. Well, when I found out she had three days left it finally hit me that that “someday soon” would never come. The biggest regret of my life to this point I think is that I never took the time to go do that with her, because she was so excited to do it as well with “her boy” (as she called me). I decided to drive home earlier than I was expecting and I cried the whole way home, which I understand isn’t safe to drive while you’re crying, but I couldn’t stop thinking about my aunt. Luckily, God was helping me get home because I did speed a lot on my way there. Well, my mom called and told me to call her back when I got home and when I was close I called, my dad told me I could come over and play some games with him and eat some food there, and so I did and when I walked in the door, my dad gave me the news. My aunt had passed away.
The thing that gives me some peace is that while I was down at my friends house, him and his wife prayed over me and prayed that she would go peacefully, I feel that since those three days didn’t last and that she did go sooner…that the peacefully prayer was answered. No more pain, and I prayed I’d get to see her again someday in Heaven.
I’d wish for that to be a “someday soon” but I realize that we have two choices on this Earth, to do nothing or to do something. We could do nothing and just cry and grieve over our lost ones, and they could die and we could go on with our lives. Or we could do something and grieve over our lost ones but do something about it, live differently and allow them to continue to live through our actions and words. We can become more loving, more forgiving, spend more time with family, friends, etc. I hope to do something….and who knows, maybe I’ll still make it down to Chicago with my uncle and we can honor the memory of my aunt through our pictures.
Don’t let work control you, spend time with those you love because “someday soon” may come sooner than you think and your time with those you love could be lost. She is gone, but never ever forgotten.
thank you and God bless….
I’m sure you already know the power of the mind. You could be in the worst possible day and with the simple “resetting the mindset” you’re the happiest person in the world. I find at work, I need to reset my mindset constantly. Being a custodian often feels like being the scum on the bottom of the bucket and being a part-time custodians like being bacteria on that scum… But with the depression comes happiness and with that happiness you can shine even brighter. I hope to move on someday to a “dream job” where I’ll make enough money to live comfortably and donate a large portion of it. For now though, there are days when being a part-time custodian is a dream job, here are a few reasons why: you get to serve others, the money isn’t horrible, the hours are flexible, you get to help people be happier, you learn to listen and humble yourself. I’m known as “the guy that can make things happen” which means I’m able to make a lot of people happy and feel appreciated. They know they don’t need to fill out paperwork or wait for months when they come to me because I do everything in my power to help them ASAP. Some people annoy and anger me to the point my blood is boiling, but if I reset my mind back to the reason I’m there in the first place, I’m as happy as a monkey eating bananas 😀 . More than anything else in life, I want to glorify God and be Christ-like in my words and actions…Christ humbled himself to being a servant instead of a king, he made himself like us (except sinless) and so when I’m able to serve, I feel like he can work his strongest through me.
If you work at a place with custodians, you probably do, thank them! Even a simple smile can change their day! Thank you and may you always shine your light… 🔥🌟🌞⭐️🌠🎆🌄🌅🌇 (I ran out of light emojis haha)
The world is a crazy place, sometimes we can even feel like it’s crashing down all around us right? We start to think that the world takes on a human persona and is out to get us… Hang in there though! The struggles can often be blessings in disguise. At Believers Voyage, I want to help be that shining light at the end of the tunnel. If you need help, let me know… Perhaps I can help you see the blessing…
On another note, I’m not so sure switching out this blog was the best idea, so I might go back. What’s the sense of paying for a blog you don’t write on. Truth is, I don’t know what to use this blog for. All I know is that in life, I want to help people. If you have any ideas on how I can do that, please share, sharing is caring! 🐝😃
True happiness comes from doing one good deed after another without expecting anything in return but a smile. It’s humbling yourself to serve others with no strings attached, even if you feel like they don’t deserve it. Pay it forward, be the first to plant the seed and then enjoy as you watch it grow into something breathtakingly beautiful! You were put on this earth for a reason, don’t wait for someone else to start something, start it yourself!!