I would like for you to listen to these two women who exemplify strength through their stories. Stop and embrace the moment because you don’t know how your life could change in an instant!!
I can definitely say that there were a few life changing moments that have captured my attention growing up. I was one who knew what death was at the age of four, saved by five, and had a another life changing spiritual awakening moment at 18. All of these moments served significance but I faced another life changing moment just about a week ago. The other week I had finished class and had to run some errands. There’s a particular road that gives me trouble when it comes to merging in traffic because you have to watch for two stoplight areas before pulling out. I almost got hit going this way before, but it was because of my mistake of not paying attention to the second traffic area. So this time when I came to merge, I looked straight back at the path where majority of the traffic comes from. Then I made sure to look at the area that gave me trouble last time. So I look back and look to the other area and look back again and slowly pull out. Now I didn’t notice how slow I was ago until I thought about this a few days ago. As I was pulling out, I had to be going about 15mph. And as a testimony as well, I don’t know why I was doing 15 but if I didn’t I probably wouldn’t be here right now. As I was slowly merging, the biggest silver truck came out of nowhere along with two others so close to the car I screamed. This truck was going at least 65 in a 45-50 mph a zone. I screamed and stopped immediately and looked and merged quickly into the lane.
To some or most of you, you might be thinking well stuff like this happens all the time or that I am dramatic right now. But for me, I am praising the Lord. You see it wasn’t until the next morning that I realized how life changing that could have been. If I would have pulled out, that trucked would have dragged me down the street, pushed me into the rail, or pushed me over the rail. If I would have pulled out, I would be in the hospital or possibly dead right now. If I would have pulled out, I could have been paralyzed, had broken bones, memory loss, brain damage only the Lord knows.
On top of all of this, true reality set in when a girl that I went to school died a a day or two later from an accident. This girl was the same age that I am now and went to the same school. I thought about how that could have been me. Whether you are a believer or a not, I wrote this to tell you that nobody is exempt from death.
In a matter of a few days I was still struck with all of this saying to myself God kept me through it all. Before I walk out the door everyday, I make it part of my routine to say a prayer and read Psalm 91. This is the reason why. You never know what you are going to face when you walk through the door. You never know what may happen even when you are at home feeling safe. You never know what may happen in the next two minutes. You never know what life may bring. And most of all, you never know what the devil will try to throw at you. This was a life changing moment because it made me aware. The more that I do my best to fulfill the purpose and plan that God has for me, the more that I continue to spread God’s love one heart at a time, the more that I read my bible, the more that I put God first in everything that I do, the more he will get mad. The more I try to do all of these things he will try to stop me.
I say all of this to be honest and tell you the truth. The devil does not want the best for you. He wants you dead. He wants you to be down, depressed, confused, ashamed, hurt, lost, and abandoned. He wants the absolute worse for you. I want you to know this. God has got your back more than you could ever imagine. God is aware of what the devil is TRYING to do to stop you from doing what’s RIGHT! I believe that is why He made His word to lead us and guide us through all of these moments. The devil tried to stop Jesus. He even had the audacity to try to pull some scriptures into his confused little brain of his to detour him. Jesus replied multiple times. God is aware of what you are going through. He is aware that the devil does not want the best for you.
Jesus came to save us from sins and all of the nasty, dirty, filthy, things that the world and the devil will try to stick on us. Jesus died on the cross and as long as we believe that he came, suffered, and died, everlasting life will unlock to us spiritually.
After this incident, I thought to myself how I don’t want my last moment on earth to happen on the day that I was too busy to pray or read my bible. I don’t want my last moment to be when I was not following my heart when Jesus is speaking to me. I don’t my last moment to be tending to something that God has not justified and predestined for me to be or do. Due to all of this, my life has changed once again. I thank God that he will save during moments like this but teach us as well. I know He sent his angels to watch over me, to lead me and guide me, to cause me to do something that I didn’t realize I did to save me. I keep telling HIM, “You saved me, you saved me!” I think of how that simple moment is just like when we take him into our hearts. When we first accept Jesus Christ into our lives, He saves us and never stops. That’s a life changing moment! Thank you Jesus for everything!!!!!
Thank you for the air I breathe.
Thank for the food I eat.
Thank you for the overwhelming love that you have for me.
Thank you for preserving me.
Thank you for protecting me.
Thank you for your grace.
Thank you for your mercy.
Thank you for your love.
And most of all thank you for saving me!!!!!!
God says, “Move while your heart is burning.”
God says, “I’m unleashing miracles! Sweet child look up, look to the sky, and look beyond the sun. I’m right here for you, in you, and beside you. You will not suffer for long. Your miracle is just around the corner. You are my child. This storm will soon pass. Your pain will not last long. The miracle is right next to you. Just focus on me.”
-Spreading God’s Love One Heart at a Time!
I remember when I was in pre-k (I know going way, way back), everyday on the playground, I would approach this other girl who was always playing by herself. I think she was about a year older and she was always alone. She was not very happy and so I would come up to her with the hopes of cheering her up. I remember saying hey and asking how she was doing. She would later say hello back and of course to tell me to go away. The four year old I was I persevered. Even though she would seem like I was the last person that she wanted to talk to, I knew that she wasn’t happy and I wanted to cheer her up. I did that pretty much everyday when I was in pre-k and of course I played with others but I just had to go and see if I could cheer her up.
My point is why do we as adults give up so easy. We get one rejection. Or someone says something that cuts and we immediately run and hold it attached to our backs for years. We allow for the simplest things to get to us. Yes that girl would tell me to go away every single day. But I still felt that I had a duty to cheer her up and to see how she was doing. I had a duty even at four and I refused to give up on that duty. We as Christians, we as adults, we as Americans need to understand that it is our duty to spread the gospel, the love of Christ, and check on our brothers and sisters. Yes we may get rejected, but that should not stop us from our duty. Let’s look at rejection as the path to break through and keep going. God has another agenda and eventually that no will turn into a yes. There are so many people out there that need our prayers, love, support, hugs, and thoughts. Allow your heart to open up to everyone around you. They need you and you need them. We are all human. We are all children of the most High Almighty God and friends of King Jesus ❤
Ariel C. Mobley
Spreading God’s Love One Heart at a Time
Don’t give up just because you don’t see the manifestations NOW! That should be a sign to keep working because you do not know when God will elevate your hard work to an amazing level of overflowing blessings! You are tip tapping on your breakthrough. Why quit?
Spreading God’s Love One Heart at a Time!
As those tears flow down your face, just know that you are loved. Know that your Heavenly father is proud of you. Realize that you are not alone. It may feel as though you are alone, but if you just look up, look to the sky, and look beyond the sun, Jesus is right behind that sun with love reaching out his hand to you. Speak to Jesus, speak to him and let him know that your heart is heavy. He wants your burdens. He wants your tears. He wants your pain. He wants you to know that you are loved. He wants you to know that He is your source of strength. He wants you to know that His words are sitting down here with you called, “The Holy Bible.” He wants you to know that everything will be okay. He wants you to know that trouble will not last forever. Your storm, tornado, hurricane, earthquake or whatever the storm may be will calm down. Peace will flow into your life. Love will fill your heart. And joy will surround your spirit.
When you feel so disappointed due to the change that has taken over your life, just realize that this is all part of God’s plan to provide a learning experience for you. You did everything that you could do. So just know that it will get better in due time. It may have been a rough road and yes it was hard. But at the end of the day, all that matters is that you got through it and you did it!
Who is this for?
Every college student who just got out of the roughest semester of their life, that mother who feels overwhelmed by everything, that teacher who is coming out of the hardest school year, that individual who will see Mother’s Day without their mother, that individual who may have lost a close family member or friend, and anyone who needs to know that there is hope lying at the end of this dark tunnel. Jesus is living in your heart. He has your back and most of all is looking down saying, “I got you!”