And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren. Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified. What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us? He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things? Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God’s elect? It is God that justifieth. Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us (Rom 8:28-34)~ God has the script to the entire universe at the command of HIS word. Nothing is left to chance, but everything in unison with His plan. Each of us has a place in that plan that will bring glory to His name, one way or the other and regardless of the world we live in. It is GOD that brought us THROUGH what we’ve come through. The fact that we didn’t perish in our trials is the testimony that opens the door for others to follow. What you’ve come through is simply your coming through but sets in motion God’s purpose in you to open the door and light the path for others. Don’t think it’s a small thing that these trials came to you… even moreso being that you endured and overcame them! That is God’s calling on you to shine your light in the dark world! God sees in you that which will live to HIS calling! We are conformed to the image of Christ in this calling, so what you came through will surely leave scars and wounds but that is part of your testimony. Surely as Christ raised from the dead your salvation from your trials is a saving testimony to many. You might even feel like you’re not worthy of being such a representative of God. You probably look at your past and Satan with his ole lying butt done made you think you’re not good enough for God to love or bless, much less USE. But friend, GOD is for you…regardless of ‘you’ or anyone else – and your testimony is what He brought you through for! A man that has come through trials and gives a testimony of God’s glory is a man that the lost will follow. If God required a perfect person to do His will on Earth, Jesus would have lived in His flesh much longer than 33 years and in fact would have to still be here in that form today. But He gives us the power in the Holy Spirit to overcome and show the way. No man has a Heaven or hell to put you in (nor does the lying devil) and no man can justify nor condemn the power of God’s Spirit in you! Christ spoke of this power we would be given – and what the Lord gives, no man can take away. God’s gifts are irrevocable! Your trial; your test, that which you MUST face… is your testimony. You are called to God’s purpose in conformance with the image of Him that created you. You don’t have a choice. ..It is God that chose you. It is GOD that qualifies and justifies you, that HIS name will be glorified…not you nor anyone else…GOD! You’ve got ENERGY and haters will try to drain you of it! God chose YOU for this! Let no man judge nor condemn what God has placed in you and in all you do, do to the glory of God!
I can do ALL things through Christ who strengthens me!