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"Knowing the future is difficult; controlling the future is impossible."

A thought by John C. Maxwell (2012-10-02) from his book, The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth: Live Them and Reach Your Potential(p. 232). Center Street. Kindle Edition.

I want to, though, don’t you?I mean, I am 65+ and I really want to control my future.I want to feel that I am secure and that everything is going to be great.That would be great but it is impossible.I can’t control my future and I can’t even know what it is going to be like.
But John goes on and says that “Knowing today is essential; controlling today is possible.”Today is all I have to work with, tomorrow I give to God.But to emphasize, I do have today.I have the potential to still make choices of how I am going to live each day.
I am also reading a book by Bill Hybels called, The Power of a Whisper: Hearing God,Having the Guts to Respond.And on page 79 he says, “Many of God’s whispers are offered to save us from difficulties and pain that we don’t have the wisdom or maturity to foresee.”All we have to do is to choose to do…

“When you find yourself in a state of confusion or curiosity about the way things are going, go ahead and ask HIM if there’s something HE’d like to say to you.”

A thought by Bill Hybels (2010-06-29) from his book, The Power of a Whisper: Hearing God, Having the Guts to Respond(p. 56). Zondervan. Kindle Edition.

One of the tremendous privileges of having a relationship with GOD is to have a relationship with GOD.I mean it is unbelievable that GOD is interested in me personally.That HE knows all about me and all that I do and that HE has a plan for me personally.But the key is to listen to Him as HE wants to communicate to us.
In the sentence right before this one Bill says, “’When the circumstances of your life start to shift,’ I suggest, ‘at least consider that it might be due to God.’”That is an awesome thought.That maybe what I am going through might be because of GOD and I can stop and ask HIM if there’s something HE would like to say to me.That is a tremendous possibility for us to grab hold of that we don’t usually stop and contemplate.When things are starting to go bad we usually think that things just don’t go my way.We feel sorry for ou…

“God proved faithful each and every step of the way, despite…”

A thought by Bill Hybels, (2010-06-29) from his book, The Power of a Whisper: Hearing God, Having the Guts to Respond(p. 32). Zondervan. Kindle Edition.

I have found that true over and over in my life.He has proved faithful in my life over and overagain despite my blundering, mistakes and lack of faith.
That is what it so amazing about God’s grace.He loves me despite of how I have acted, despite my pride, despite my getting off the path, despite my lack of appreciation.He has been there when I turned my back on Him. He was their waiting on me to come back to Him.  I just can’t believe what He has done in my life despite….me.
What about you?God has been faithful in your life and you didn’t even know it.He has given you the opportunity of another day but all you did was gripe and complain.Maybe that job was from Him but you didn’t really appreciate it and you never gave your all to being at your best in it.Maybe it was the house He gave you or the husband/wife or even those kids and you…