There are two things for certain that God has planned for every Christian while they are on this earth: To grow and develop you so that your heart and character closely resembles Jesus Christ, and to transform you forever so that you become a useful tool in the kingdom of God. All of us have a sphere of influence where we are to be God’s agent. No matter what your circumstances may be, or how many people you influence from day to day, your character, faithfulness and integrity will be put through the fire so God can chisel and shape you to become a tool fit for the Master’s use.
The challenges that you will experience on your journey will teach you that life can seem incredibly unfair at times. You will also learn that your dreams will be put to a test because life doesn’t always happen in the way we we had planned, but there is one thing you must always remember. When life throws you a curve, you have been placed in that position for a reason and you are where you need to be at the exact time you need to be there. This is the time to get alone with God and ask him to open your eyes and heart to learn what you need to learn so that you are prepared for the future. It might look like your life is out of control, but your life is being controlled by your heavenly Father. Guard against becoming bitter, angry or unforgiving. Display a sweet spirit even during the hardest times. Remain faithful and have faith that God has a plan and a purpose for you and you will get there if you pass the test.
When it is all said and done, you determine whether or not you enjoy all that God has planned for you. If you have the right attitude, if you are persistent and faithful and trust God with your whole heart, you will succeed. If you lose heart and fail to trust God in every thing, you will miss out on seeing the victories that you could have experienced if you had walked in faith. Allow the promises of God to be the fuel that keeps you going day after day. Remember that God has promised to never leave nor forsake you. Hold on to the truth that God loves you and is mindful of you at all times. The enemy of your soul wants you to doubt God and do your own thing, but your Lord and Savior Jesus Christ died to give you power over sin and death and He wants you to be happy and successful. Choose faith and you will choose the life that will provide you eternal joy and peace that passes all understanding.