Have you ever pondered how flowers grow?
When you plant that little seed in the dirt, you never know how it's going to grow exactly, but if you plant it in rich soil, you nourish it, pamper it, and feed it....it usually turns out beautiful now doesn't it?
I had a conversation with a few friends this past week and our words got me to thinking. If you surround yourself with negativity, that's what will be in your life. If you are looking for perfection, you'll never get it because we all know nothing is perfect on this earth and no human has ever been perfect other than Jesus.
The King James Bible tells us to study to show ourselves approved (2 Timothy 2:15), to work out our own salvation with fear and trembling (Philippians 2:12)....those scriptures are pretty self explanatory to me.
I also love the scripture that says Ye blind guides, which strain at a gnat and swallow a camel. (Matthew 23:24)
We make it so hard on ourselves when it really is so simple to serve God and to have good lives. We will still face hard times because it says That ye be children of your Father which is in Heaven: for he maketh the sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and unjust. (Mathew 5:45) So being a child of God doesn't state we will not go through trials, but that in all things work together for the good to them that love God. (Romans 8:28) But there hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above what ye are able; but will with temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it. (1 Corinthians 10:13)
With all of the scripture throughout the Bible, the stories we read, why do we make things so complicated on ourselves? Because it has been in man since the eating of the apple which brought forth sin which was pride, that we know all, see all and hear all. Everyone wants to be the head, the leader, the one in the spotlight. They want to call the shots and not be submissive.
Now if weeds get into the soil that you planted your seed in, then they will choke out the flower. Study for yourself, don't listen to man solely. If they can't give you scripture, then don't listen to them.
Stand for God!
I am standing for God and if I die today, I am a winner. If I live, I am a winner....with God in my heart, I am and always be a winner no matter if I stand alone or with many.