It doesn’t mean ANYTHING…

When I get overwhelmed with everything that is thrown at me, the first word that comes to mind is vanity. We have to realize that we must not let life’s circumstances and obstacles consume us. It’s so easy to get overwhelmed and focus on all of the issues that you have and the things that you need to get done. But just know that there is someone sitting at the right hand of the Father who died for you and does not want you to worry. His name is Jesus! He has done so much for us. We need to realize that all of this is really NOTHING! We should all strive for our purpose in life, but we need to constantly keep in mind that our number one purpose is to fear the Lord and to keep his commandments!

Eccl. 12:8-14
8 Vanity of vanities, saith the preacher; all is vanity.
9 And moreover, because the preacher was wise, he still taught the people knowledge; yea, he gave good heed, and sought out, and set in order many proverbs.
10 The preacher sought to find out acceptable words: and that which was written was upright, even words of truth.
11 The words of the wise are as goads, and as nails fastened by the masters of assemblies, which are given from one shepherd.
12 And further, by these, my son, be admonished: of making many books there is no end; and much study is a weariness of the flesh.
13 Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.
14 For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil

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Don’t Give Up!

Just because life or more specifically that situation gets tough doesn’t mean that it’s not the purpose that God has planned for you. DON’T RUN! Be strong and courageous warriors and stand up against that obstacle. You are God’s child. Moses went back and forth and made excuses at first telling God that he could not speak well, and that the children of Israel would not listen, and even when the Pharaoh said no the first time, but you have to keep going back. As long as it is in the will of God, it is meant for you to keep trying. Moses kept getting decline before being able to get the children of Israel out of Egypt. And then it took years and many generations to finally get there!!!

So what am I saying? Don’t give up! It’s still the beginning of 2016, things might not look up now but don’t give up. You have so much more strength that is in you for the road ahead. Moses had to learn not to give up. And I think that we should see a lot of similarities between Moses and the obstacles in our lives. Don’t give up!

God says, “I won’t give up on you so you shouldn’t give up on you. Keep me and my commandments first!”

You are not a broken vessel!

Life can be hard as a matter of fact very hard at times. It seems like your world may be falling apart and that everything that you are doing is falling into a million pieces! I know how it feels but I just want to tell you that you are not a broken vessel. Yes, we are all vessels of Jesus Christ the king of all kings but we are never broken vessels. As long as we put God first, live by his word and commandments, and most of all live a life focused on him we will be okay. We as humans living in the natural world find ourselves living a life consumed and revolved around the standards of the natural world. We are always forced to think about what we can make happen and not about what God WILL make happen for us! We are not broken vessels. The world may try to tell us we are broken, the devil may try to tell us we are broken, society will try to make us broken but we are NOT broken. And nothing can break us because our strength comes from the Lord!

Psalm 1:1-6