Friday, June 8, 2018

"Often When You Think You're at the End of Something, You're at the Beginning of Something Else."

This morning when I got around I turned my computer on, as I do pretty much each morning. But this morning I had a message which said it was updating and it would take awhile - which it did; almost two hours. So, I spent the two hours reading in Luke and praying for family - a wonderful two hours for sure!

I love this saying; "Often when you think you're at the end of something, you're at the beginning of something else." Life often does not end up the way we think it will - whether it is the activities of the morning, or a major turn in our lives. This is true for us and it is true for our grandchildren as well. Part of handing down the faith involves sharing with our grandchildren how God has shown His good plans for our lives and helping them understand and believe He has good plans for their lives as well - when things go as they think they will and when they do not.

Think about your "Faith History"; how have you been able to see God work and lead in your life? Have there been times when  you thought you were headed one way, only to find yourself at the "end" of the "road" and not where you thought you were going to be? In those times, how has God worked in your life? You see, God loves you with a never-ending love and He has promised to work all things in your life for your good. God always keeps His promises.

I have had times where people I thought were my friends gossiped behind my back and ended up not being the trustworthy people I thought they were. I have experienced people not doing the things they said they would do and having to sit and watch as opportunities to serve did not go as I thought they would. But, while at the times these were disappointing and difficult times, looking back I see a straight path where God was working to bring me to a "beginning" which has the potential to be far more amazing than anything I would have thought of myself!

Look back. See how God has shown Himself faithful in your past. Look at your "Faith History" and write it down; then share it with your grandchildren. Help them see from your example how, "Often when you think you're at the end of something, you're at the beginning of something else.", so they will know this is true in their lives as well.

#grandmas #handingdownthefaith #itmatterswhatwedo #grandparentingonpurpose  

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