Thursday, November 29, 2012

circumstance vs truth


it's me.  kjarinda

miss you.

Today I've already thought a lot, learned a lot, regretted a lot, smiled a lot, felt the spirit...a lot. 
I've been thinking about how we make decisions in life.  They are every where and not making a decision sometimes seems like the easiest thing to do even though that alone is still really hard.

We make decisions two ways:
-decisions based upon circumstance
-decisions based upon eternal truth

Satan is very circumstance driven.  He wants you to believe that you should "be good" for an instance, and if something doesn't go the way you think it should that you should fall and crumble.  That if your plans didn't make it to the end, that it wasn't worth it at all.  He tries to get you to doubt God.  Which, sometimes happens without me thinking.

But I've realized when I've based my situations on eternal truths, regardless of how they end, it makes it easier for me to stay happy.  To stay close to The Lord.
Because you see, I believe God is a fair God.
He is loving and considerate
He knows what's best for us and always has our best interest in mind.
The problem is we think we know everything.  We forget how all knowing He is.  We forget our relationship with Him, and we forget how to trust.

I feel like I am tested on if I live my life by circumstance or by eternal truth all. the. time.
and honestly, sometime's it's exhausting. completely.

Then I think of one simple word that I've been learning all my life,
and more abundantly in the last few years.....

Patience--the ability to put our desires on hold for a time, it is a precious and rare virtue.  Without patience we cannot please God; we cannot become perfect. Each of us is called to wait in our own way.  We wait for answers to prayers.  We wait for things which at the time may appear so right and so good to us that we can't possibly imagine why Heavenly Father would delay the answer. 

woof, right?  But needless to say, I trust God.  I trust His Son.  I know that as I live my life by eternal truths and principle I am happier.  I see the bigger picture more than I would by circumstance.  God is not a one shot God.  He will provide ways we would never even imagine possible to help build us His kingdom.  That's why we are here.  To build up His kingdom, not to please ourselves.

I love Him.  and most importantly, I know Him.  And that has made all the difference.

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