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You CAN Flourish! Live by Faith, Walk in Love..

A devotional posted by Women Journey of Faith

Are you optimistic or pessimistic? Solution focused or problem focused?
Do you view your life as the “glass half full” or your “glass half empty”?

In other words…
Are you an “I CAN” kinda person?

Deep down inside, we want to flourish and be all we can be, have the ideal relationship, career, achieve success of some kind, attain a… you get the picture and fill in the blanks of what you ache for! So naturally when we don’t meet those goals for whatever reason… our focus tends to be on our inadequacies rather than our potential and actually envisioning what it is to flourish! When failure becomes the norm, many ask ‘Is it even possible to flourish?’

 Years back our team adopted a set of core values to guide us as a ministry:
 Live by Faith, Walk in Love and Affirm the Call!

Even though we chose these words to guide our decisions, it still begs each individual to say yes to each phrase. I noticed in my own personal life as I envisioned what it would be to truly live and lead by faith, walk in love in all my relationships and be about affirming the call of each and every person, I was setting myself for a real challenge! In order to cast forth a vision to the masses, we are tested to the core so we can truly impart what we possess. As an imperfect visionary leader who often seeks, speaks and prays for the ideals according to the Word of God, I am grateful that our perfect visionary leader Jesus Christ is also realistic with us. He said “…Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33 NLV)

Tests and trials come our way to refine us

“…when troubles of any kind come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy. For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow.  So let it grow, for when your endurance is fully developed, you will be perfect and complete, needing nothing.” (James 1:2-4)

Be thankful for our trials? I used to think that scripture was just crazy, but the longer I walk on this journey of faith, I can truly say I ‘get it’. Our roots and value systems run deeper after we go through the tests and trials when we hold onto Christ to guide us through them.  He gives us the supernatural strength required so that we CAN live by faith, we CAN walk in love and we CAN affirm the call no matter what!

2014-07-31T09:28:22+00:00July 31st, 2014|Devotionals, Our Blog|0 Comments

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