The interesting thing about going on this kind of journey is that you aren't sure where the road will take you. What I do know is that following the will of the Lord on this journey will take me somewhere I never even knew existed, somewhere closer to Him, the 'More' I've been searching for.
Life has been teaching me that there is a 'Gift' attached to every challenge, if we choose to seek for it. It has been so uplifting and encouraging to see so many blessings within this cancer challenge. I was surprised when I began to be thankful for the problems I was having with my eye, for without them I wouldn't have been able to know that there was a bigger problem that needed addressed. The love and support of family and dear friends have been amazing. Financial blessings are among the many things that have come to remind me that my Heavenly Father loves me and is there for me now and always.
I heard a story of a faithful pioneer woman, Drusilla Hendricks, she had gone through some pretty hard times already and was now being faced with another challenge that seemed more than she could bear. Because she felt like she could not take on anymore, her heart and mind were tormented until this thought came to her, "Do you not want the highest glory? How do you think to gain it save by making the greatest sacrifices?"
Seems like we spend too much time focusing on what was or could be taken away instead of seeing what is being given....the 'Gift'.
For some reason this story has stuck with me and has been present with other challenges that have come. Now it is helping me to have the faith to hold on for whatever the Lord is asking of me at this time. Unless I have desires in my heart for the highest glory, and allow the spirit to guide me to that desired destination, I will only find struggle and hardship through my challenge. If my desire is to find the Savior more personally in my life, as I seek Him and His will, He can bring in the miracles that can only come when my heart is turned to Him.
We all need Him because we all have struggles and pain. These challenges bring many fears and concerns with them. But, when we can hush those fears and turn to the Lord and bring Him into our lives, we are able to hold on to something that is on a much higher level that will bring us to the real blessings we seek.
God has a purpose for your pain,
a reason for your struggle
and a gift for your faithfulness.
Don't give up!
He is silently beckoning us to come and discover Him so He can give us the 'Gifts' He has waiting for us. Listen to your discontent, your longing, your emptiness, it is trying to tell you that there is more that God wants to give you.
Join me in seeking and searching for that 'Gift'.
Hi I'm Jeannie Puzey,