Hello, hello! I hope you all have had a great start to the New Year! I know you all are probably thinking What is Jasmine going to talk about today? Well, I will let you know that God set me straight this morning. I really thought this GIF was very appropriate! LOL 🙂 I will be sharing some insight onto this journey of mine as a Christian once again!
So, I was sitting down googling the best encouraging scriptures that I could send out to my close friends, just to give them some hope. (I’m so indecisive.) Little did I know I would be getting the encouragement this morning. I came across these scriptures in 2 Corinthians.
” Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, God making His appeal through us. We implore you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God. For our sake, He made Him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in Him we might become the righteousness of God.” ~ 2 Corinthians 5: 20-21~
My first thought was WOOOOOOWWWWWWW! Then, God said, “Exactly Jasmine. This journey is not about you!” A few months back, God gave me the Triple P, and he reminded me of it through these scriptures. I try to live by the Triple P on a daily basis. The Triple P is composed of these three simple things:
- Purpose: God calls us to live with purpose. As Christians, we are called according to His purpose. If you feel like you do NOT have a purpose, trust me, you do. God will reveal it to you soon enough. Just keep seeking Him.
- Passion: God is a passionate God, so if we are striving to be like Him, we too must be passionate. So, this point coincides with purpose. When God reveals what our specific purpose is for glorifying Him, we are supposed to fulfill His will for us with passion.
- Praise: Praise is something that God deserves for eternity. Thank God for sending His darling son, so we can be ambassadors for Him. Through good times and bad times, you praise God for what He is doing in your life! Okay? Okay!
So, what am I getting at? Most of the time, if you are like me, you can get beside yourself. You can begin to wonder why things aren’t working out the way you want them to and start to cry “Why me, Lord?”
I came to let you know friend that this is NOT ABOUT YOU! God has a plan for your life! Sometimes, we just don’t understand why God works the way He does, but He is using you for His glory. He wants YOU to go out and testify about His goodness. He never told us how our testimony would be. Each and every one of us has a different testimony, for we are unique ambassadors for Christ. THIS IS DEFINITELY NOT ABOUT YOU! Considering all of this, I leave you with this question:
ARE YOU UP FOR THE CHALLENGE?
God never said this journey would be easy, but it sure is worth it.
Stay encouraged, my friends! Until next time…