On Monday morning, I found out one of my co-workers passed away. Unexpectedly Sunday. Sadness. The last time I spoke with him was via email last Thurday; not knowing that would be the last type of communication I would have with him.
Death. Though, we know one day will be our day to die. No one wants to die.
Everyone wants to go to Heaven but no one wants to die.
When we look at our life circumstances. We want a better life. We want this and we want that BUT often times, we don't want to die to self and make the necessary changes or sacrifices it requires to obtain this or that.
Well, I am ANNOUNCING today. I'm dying. Dying to self. Dying to the life I once knew. Dying to all the wrong thinking I once had. Dying to my sins. Dying to have a better life.
AND in this process of dying. I have to separate myself from some things and people. Renewing and purifying the mind, the body and the soul. Therefore, I will be departing the social media world for the remainder of this year to start rehab.
Though, I have come a mighty long way from where I once were. It can only get better from here.
I am finally READY to truly LIVE the life He has called me to live and to live it ABUNDANTLY in His presence.
You make known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence,
with eternal pleasures at your right hand. Psalm 16:11 NIV
Here is a DEVOTIONAL by Tony Evans called Maturity Is a Process; thought I would share because it is fitting to my current state of mind:
Until we all attain to the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a mature man, to the measure of the stature which belongs to the fullness of Christ. As a result, we are no longer to be children, tossed here and there by waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine...Ephesians 4:13-14.
God’s goal for all of us is Christlikeness, or spiritual maturity. When He saved you, He put everything necessary for this process inside you. But maturity takes time. Growing up and becoming a spiritual adult is a process, not a single event.
Spiritual adulthood is the process of God bringing us to the place where we are consistently living life from the perspective of the Spirit rather than the perspective of the flesh. Maturity in Christ means you normally look at and react to things from a spiritual perspective. God wants us to get to this place of maturity, to live as we were created to be. But many of us are not yet living the Christlike life, which means we are immature. If we are living like that, we are children, tossed here and there by every new fad that comes along.
Becoming a mature believer takes time. You don’t become mature overnight. A baby doesn’t hop, skip, and jump into adulthood. The Bible tells us that maturity is a process: “He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus” (Philippians 1:6). In a very real sense, this maturing process will go on for the rest of your natural life, but there is a point you can reach where you are consistently responding to things from a spiritual perspective.
I hope that passage above blessed you; like it did me.
Thank you for reading my blog postings and any of my postings across the Social Media world. My numbers far as viewing has increased beyond anything... I ever imagined. Thank you for your support and love towards me. I apologize for those who may not understand my break. I pray that you will understand that the outcome of your life is what YOU put into it. In the future, there is so much more to come and I look forward to sharing it all with YOU.
I hope you all enjoy your Holiday Season! Be SAFE. Be KIND. Give LOVE. & Be BLESSED in the name of Jesus!
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Otherwise, I will see you all in 2015. May the Lord bless you and keep you; may He shine His face upon you, be gracious to you and give you PEACE all the days of your life. To God be the GLORY!