...of, but look at her!

I have to stop setting myself up for disappointment and failure. Comparing myself to others does this. I “envy” the durable faith of others. I wonder why I have to be put back into the furnace when it seems as if “Sister Somebody” is cleaned of the dross and reflecting our Silversmith’s image. “She had a similar, I mean very similar, situation as mine, but, look at her. Check out her reactions…”

Guess what, I am just practicing, and I will continue practicing until the Coach says I’m done. Coach, (God), had to remind me that I did not see the necessary discipline that “Sister Somebody” endured. Though I may feel as if I’ve learned a lot, fact is, I’ve learned nothing pertaining to the lesson at hand.

“We urge you, brethren, admonish the unruly, encourage the fainthearted, help the weak, be patient with everyone.” 1 Thessalonians 5:14 NASB


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  2. When we went to church on Sunday, we had a guest preacher for our Education Celebration and the message talked about the Hebrew boys and when they were thrown in the fire. The preacher said that the scripture mentions when the three were put in the fire, but it never mentioned when God got in the fire...because He was already there. You, my sister, was wonderfully and fearfully made and what God has for you, it is for you. Whatever it is, God is already there.

  3. That's right, Larie. Take your eyes off of Sister Somebody and keep them fixed upon Jesus!

    He knows what you need and He will bring you to it - and through it. You can trust Him. Always.

    Love you!


Y'all's comments are overwhelmingly encouraging. I appreciate them very much. They motivate me to continue being myself. Smooches!