About a year ago, I had a situation in my life where a Christian "friend" began questioning my posts I did on faith. I started receiving negative comments and remarks made to undermine my faith. Nothing outrageous, just those little seeds of doubt planted to make me feel inferior. I let it get to me and changed the whole direction of my blog, totally doing away with my Faith Filled Friday posts.
This past week has been so enlightening and uplifting. I had a nice long talk with a very dear friend that made me realize that I had let this situation fester long enough. I had let someone make me believe that they were superior to me, simply because they do things differently than I do. I had let them make me feel less sure of myself and let them make me feel like I didn't have the right to post faith filled posts on my blog. After the conversation with my friend I felt so much better. When the youth pastor delivered his sermon, it was on exactly what my friend and I had been talking about.
Then this past Wednesday there was an awesome blog from Home Stories A to Z about negative comments. It was just the shot in the arm I needed. I finally put it all to rest and realize I had let one person control me for almost a year, simply because she was questioning my faith...the one thing that has kept me going through many a rough spots in my life.
So I started Wednesday morning off with the most relaxed, peaceful feeling I have had in almost a year. My faith had been restored and my heart was so much lighter. Then on Thursday, my igoogle home page opened up when I sat down at my computer and the Daily Scripture Verse was:
Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. - Hebrews 11:1
Don't try to tell my God isn't in control. We see it daily, if we will stop and pay attention. My God is still an awesome God. He still rules on high and He is the overseer of everything in my life. But most importantly He IS still MY God! My first thought when I saw the verse was that He is definitely an on-time God. Please listen to the words of this song. It is one of my favorite. Especially when it says "He may not come when you want Him, but He'll be there right on time."
May you have a very blessed Spirit Filled Sunday and remember that when Faith walks in Fear walks out.