The fulfillment of God’s promise depends entirely on trusting God and his way, and then simply embracing him and what he does. God’s promise arrives as pure gift. That’s the only way everyone can be sure to get in on it. – Romans 4:16 (Message)
Long story short. My husband passed away when my daughter was only eleven. They were very close and she was acting out a lot by age 14.
I got to a point where I didn’t know what to do.
I prayed to God and He said, “Don’t discipline her. Just love Her.”
I was more that a little surprised and replied, “God but have you seen her behavior. This girl needs discipline.
Again He said, “Don’t discipline her. Just love her.”
So I listened to Him.
It was not easy, but I stopped trying to change her behavior and focused on being kind to her.
That gave room for God to get a hold of her.
He lead and guided her in ways I could not. It was not long before she gave her life to Jesus and started making positive changes.
Long story short, the kid who at one time in middle school spent weeks in the discipline office, spent the last year as Student Body President of her school. She was chosen by the Senior class to be the speaker at graduation, and is going on to collage to study law in hopes of being a Lawyer.
When God asks you to trust him, when you know it is God, then do it.
Do what He asks even if it is hard or doesn’t make sense.
He knows what He is doing!!!
No shortcuts with God. Our second chance bring us full circle to the place where we have to choose full obedience. While we may want to find the easiest road to complete obedience, our heart must be set on doing God’s will – His way and in its entirety – even if it takes longer than we’d prefer or requires more effort. – Priscilla Shirer