John 16:29-3329 His disciples said to Him, “See, now You are speaking plainly, and using no figure of speech! 30 Now we are sure that You know all things, and have no need that anyone should question You. By this we believe that You came forth from God.”31 Jesus answered them, “Do you now believe? 32 Indeed the hour is coming, yes, has now come, that you will be scattered, each to his own, and will leave Me alone. And yet I am not alone, because the Father is with Me. 33 These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will[d] have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.”
Now being a senior at Point U. I have received a lot of great knowledge, wisdom, and memories from my professors and classmates. You would think by now I would have a good inkling to what I need to win the game of life. If that were the case this game is truly against me. Well that’s how it seems. Classes are still challenging. There are still classmates that you will have to encourage, support, and pray for, and furthermore Satan is still discouraging you. For a long time, I took certain matters personal. I could not believe, trust, and confide in people that were in different seasons of my life. It can make you feel alone and you can possibly fear for your hopes and dreams until you finally believe God has a plan for you. Sometimes it seems like you’re going to finish dead last, I had to realize that at times I didn’t trust God. Little did I know, God ways are so much different than ours, for instance: in John 6:53, Jesus said “I tell you the truth, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink His blood, you have no life in you.” Now I don’t believe Jesus was advocating a suicidal cannibalism, but I do believe He wanted us to be sure we see the world through His lenses.
I didn’t think ten years ago that I would come this far but what about you? What has God shown you? Looking into the future back then seemed real gloomy, words like believe’, trust, or the phrase “you can do anything” didn’t register because I did not understand God. I do believe the devil wants you to think destructively, however God had already formulated a strategic plan: Jeremiah 29:11. “For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.” Jesus’ disciples had no idea what they had gotten themselves into when they started to follow the Messiah. Twelve ordinary young men were given the greatest teaching known to man. They actually ran away from this teacher, the same teacher that healed every sickness that He encountered. He even showed them how to be the master of their fate, and gave them power over the devil. After that, in the end, they still didn’t quite understand that man called Jesus. I know I didn’t either as have all of us who have walked long enough with Him. I am grateful for the Holy Spirit, and hope that we continue along this (interesting) journey.
Love You to Life!