Monday, June 6, 2016
The rewrite of your life will take some time
Pastor Holly Wagner from Oasis Church in Los Angeles teaches a great sermon in this video called "Rewritten". I like what Holly says in the sermon: "God is more interested in your character than your comfort." Us humans are often very focused on building a comfortable life here on Earth and tend to sometimes ignore the things that God wants to change in us.
Three things that are important to remember when we are in the midst of a hard chapter of life is that change takes time. We are a generation who tend to give up quickly if we don't see instant results but God doesn't work according to our schedules. God's timing is always perfect, he is never early or late.
The second thing to remember is that we need to be careful who we listen to when we are going through a tough time. Some people will tell us that we will never change so why even bother, or that this difficult season is going to last a very long time. If we listen to these negative voices we will stop believing that things will get better. We need to surround ourselves with people who can encourage us. People who will push us to keep going and not give up up when life gets hard.
The third thing to remember is that while we are in the midst of a struggle we need to keep living. If we think that we can't enjoy life at all before the results we are waiting for comes to us we will miss out on a lot of joy and we might become depressed. Trust God in the midst of your struggle and keep living.