“I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become.” ― Carl Jung See Also:- How to boost your Immune system Inspirational Rumi quotes The post I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become. Carl Jung quote appeared first on Daily Inspiration.
While in the struggle we often fail to acknowledge the impact we are making on the journey. We focus on the goal and fail to see the changes in and all around us. If only we would take a moment of calmness just to savor the sweet changes taking place right where we are. In that very uphill struggle, many things are changing, transformation is ongoing.
Friends please note that at every stage of your struggle, God is using it to change and transform not only you but all others He loves around you. God uses few pieces of fish and bread to feed thousands. He uses one insignificant lady like the Samaritan woman in John 4: 1– end to save a whole city. Jesus used the woman caught in adultery in John 8 to reveal the sin in the hearts of her accusers. God is using you right now to touch many for the better. Your family and friends are seeing the light. You are making a wave even in your struggle. You should thank God and be fired up for a greater impact all the way to eternity. You will get there, for it is settled by my blood sayest the Lord!
Luke 1: 26 NIV In the sixth month of Elizabeth’s pregnancy, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee, 27 to a virgin pledged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. 28 The angel went to her and said, “Greetings, you who are highly favoured! The Lord is with you.”29 Mary was greatly troubled at his words and wondered what kind of greeting this might be. 30 But the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid,Mary; you have found favour with God. 31 You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you are to call him Jesus. 32 He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David, 33 and he will reign over Jacob’s descendants forever; his kingdom will never end.”34 “How will this be,” Mary asked the angel, “since I am a virgin?”35 The angel answered, “The Holy Spirit will come on you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the holy one to be born will be called the Son of God. 36 Even Elizabeth your relative is going to have a child in her old age, and she who was said to be unable to conceive is in her sixth month. 37 For no word from God will ever fail.”38 “I am the Lord’s servant,” Mary answered. “May your word to me be fulfilled.” Then the angel left her.
Friends, Mary the mother of our Lord Jesus Christ was favoured of God, hand picked and ordained before the foundation of the world was laid to bring forth the Lord Jesus into this world. Elizabeth was to bring forth John the baptist, Christ forerunner. Some of you reading this have been ordained to bring forth children that will grow up to be great apostles of the Lord. Men and women of stature in the Kingdom of God waiting to come forth from wombs of destiny. Some of you might have been waiting to conceive for years now. Some of you have been called barren and have gone through countless pain.
Birthing destiny is not an easy thing. As Mary and Elizabeth were favoured of God, you would expect that they will not have any heartaches right? Elizabeth waited so long, in our time she would have been made fun of. “Here she goes again, church all the time, loving and working for God with nothing to show for it”, right?. I don’t even understand Elizabeth and Zachariah any more, this priesthood thing has gotten into their heads that they are not bothered about leaving a legacy! some would have said.
Mary on the other hand was almost disgraced but for the quick intervention of the Lord. Matthew 1 :18 This is how the birth of Jesus the Messiah came about: His mother Mary was pledged to be married to Joseph, but before they came together, she was found to be pregnant through the Holy Spirit.19 Because Joseph her husband was faithful to the law, and yet did not want to expose her to public disgrace, he had in mind to divorce her quietly.20 But after he had considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, “Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. 21 She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.”22 All this took place to fulfil what the Lord had said through the prophet: 23 “The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel” (which means “God with us”).24 When Joseph woke up, he did what the angel of the Lord had commanded him and took Mary home as his wife. 25 But he did not consummate their marriage until she gave birth to a son. And he gave him the name Jesus.
Friends, been favoured of God does not mean smooth riding through life. There will be bumps here and there, there will be storms to ride through like Jesus did. Those detours are for your good, it will work out and is working out for you already! Be rest assured however that the Lord will never leave nor forsake you when you go through storms, valleys and all sort. God will not let you be tempted beyond what you can take. He paid enormously for you to now leave you stranded. Jesus will come through for you always. Trust Him and lean on Him alone.
Just imagine Mary’s thought, knowing she has seen and heard from God and her experience in the community, everyone looking for that opportunity to throw at least a stone at her for her crime as the custom dictates. Many are looking for opportunity to call you names, stigmatize you, label you and all sort! Please don’t let it stick on you, shake it off, keep your head up and eyes focused on Jesus.
You are a blessed and highly favoured child of the Most High God. You are blessed beyond any and every form of reproach. You have been chosen, hand picked for a spectacular purpose. You need only to yield your life totally to the Master porter to mold you as He will. Live and walk in this confidence that there is greatness in you my friends. You are very important in the agenda of heaven. Bask in the love of God and be a channel of kindness to others. Be intentional in living for the Lord, for eternity.
Stay in Christ, He loves you!
In the dream of the night, as I lay down to sleep, cradled by the arm of peace, a scene like no other. Behold, I saw a place of worship set up like a court house. It was like moving the interior of a court sitting into a place of worship and rearranging it in such a way that there are not just two sides but various groups sitting round what seems like a round dining table.
There were about five groups that I saw, then I looked towards the altar, podium, stage as you might prefer and saw three great sits, more like royal thrones. I was wondering what this was all about! Why is this place arranged thus? Who could be sitting on these three majestic thrones?
I woke up and I didn’t have to pray for interpretation! I knew in my heart that this was about Me, Us and the whole body of Christ. We have formed groups, clans, tribes and so on and He who will come is prepared and coming soon to judge US all. I wish I had seen faces of those sited and where, however I know without a shadow of doubt that God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit were on the thrones on the alter, podium or pulpit.
What does this mean to you and I? Remember, what 1 Peter 4:17 says: For the time has come for judgment to begin at the house of God; and if it begins with us first, what will be the end of those who do not obey the gospel of God? 18 Now “If the righteous one is scarcely saved, Where will the ungodly and the sinner appear?”
In another, I was in a house and heard thunderous sounds, frantic voices and screams and looked out, wondering what was going on. Behold, I saw rain of fire falling on roof tops here and there. I saw that some roofs were spared and a man down the street came out to help his neighbor. I frantically dressed up and was going out the door when I woke up.
Lord what was all that about were my first thought. Be merciful Lord! Then I remembered the court house dream. Friends, these are the end time. Quit half hearted Christlike living. Go all the way with your maker. Now is the time to rekindle the fire of His love in your heart. 2 Peter 3:7 But the heavens and the earth which are now preserved by the same word, are reserved for fire until the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men.
Friends, But the end of all things is at hand; therefore be serious and watchful in your prayers. 8 And above all things have fervent love for one another, for “love will cover a multitude of sins.” 9 Be hospitable to one another without grumbling.10 As each one has received a gift, minister it to one another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God. 11 If anyone speaks, let him speak as the oracles of God. If anyone ministers, let him do it as with the ability which God supplies, that in all things God may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom belong the glory and the dominion forever and ever. Amen. 1 Peter 4:7
Father in every way we have encouraged divisiveness in your body, please forgive US and grant us the grace to unite with one purpose for the good of your body as a whole.
Lord ignite US afresh with your love for each other and ultimately for you so we may offer unto you acceptable sacrifice and be a conduit of peace and love to many in Jesus name.
Be merciful unto US oh Lord, deliver US from every form of unrighteousness in Christ Jesus name we pray! Amen