A friend asked me the other day about my vision. What is the work God has called me to do? What do I want to accomplish? I appreciated her question. Sometimes people in difficult situations push themselves only to the point of “getting by.” But to me, that is limiting God. Every day we are given, no matter the circumstances, God is expecting us to make the most of it.
The blog is up and running — and right now you are reading it. I hope lives are touched through it. And that it opens doors for God to send people into my life as well.
I want to start back school and finish my degree.
I do still want to preach and Pastor but I’m not sure how effective I would be or how that would work considering my current limitations. But with God, we don’t have to have all the answers.
The vision I had before I got sick was to carry the Gospel across racial lines, denominational lines and geographical lines. Howard Thurman, a black theologian, once said if two people were forced to share the same space for a period of time, they could break down any barrier that separated them. That is my goal; to show people that no matter our differences, we share more in common than we know.
The commonality that we all have is that we crave love. For me, the greatest love I know came from Jesus on the cross. I want other people to experience this love, and so I am persuaded to share it, in whatever way He will allow me. Sharing comes not in word alone, but also in deed (1 John 3:18).
To whoever may be reading this, perhaps God has plans for us to connect. Perhaps you know a church, organization or group of people that I could speak to, visit, volunteer or work with.
In expectation I believe doors will be opened for us both.
2 responses to “A New View”
GOD IS NEVER WRONG
A king, who did not believe in the goodness of God, had a slave who, in every and all circumstances, said: “My king, do not be discouraged, because everything God does is perfect, no mistakes!…
One day the king and his slave went hunting, and along the way a wild animal attacked the king. His slave managed to kill the animal, but could not prevent his majesty from losing a finger.
Furious and without showing his gratitude for being saved, the nobleman said
“Is God good? If He was good, I would not have been attacked and lost my finger.”
The slave replied:
“My king, despite all these things, I can only tell you that God is good, and he knows “why” of all these things. What God does is perfect. He is never wrong!”
Outraged by the response, the king ordered the arrest of his slave.
Later, he left for another hunt and was captured by savages who made human sacrifices.
On the altar, ready to sacrifice the nobleman, the savages found that the victim had not one of his fingers, so he was released. According to them, he was not complete so he could not be offered to the gods.
Upon his return to the palace, he authorized the release of his slave, then, he received him very affectionately.
“My dear servant, God was really good to me! I was almost killed by the wild men, but for lack of a single finger, I was let go! But I have a question: if God is so good, why did he allow me to put you in jail?”
“My King, if I had gone with you on this hunt, I would have been sacrificed for you, because I have no missing finger; therefore remember, everything God does is perfect. He is never wrong.”
Often we complain about life, and negative things that happen to us, forgetting that nothing is random and that everything has a purpose.
Every morning, offer your day to God, don’t be in a rush.
Ask God to inspire your thoughts, guide your actions, and ease your feelings. And do not be afraid. God is never wrong!
You know why this message is for you? I do not know, but God knows, because he never makes mistakes…….
The path of God and his word is perfect, without impurities. He is the way of all those who trust in Him, as he says in 2 Samuel 22: 31
What you do with this message is up to you. May God put in your heart the desire to send it to someone. God knows why He chose you to receive this message. Please, bless someone with it.
God is never wrong.
Hey Brandon, 🙂 Your such inspiration to life. I pray for strength & peace in you. Continue to stand firm in the Lord. I just started reading your blogs its speaking truth to me. Your in my prayers. 🙂 God is doing such great things in you, ohhhh how He Loves You.