If God has you in a situation you don’t understand especially if it’s the fallout from your parents’ divorce, please don’t let this stalemate your hopes and dreams. God can and will use this situation for His good so don’t be distracted by your circumstances. Press on. Detours in your life do not deter God.
Paul mapped out his missionary journey to build churches, heal the sick, and share the gospel with thousands of people. Spending time in prison was definitely not part of the plan. However, he did end up in jail through no fault of his own. The way he reacted to his circumstances was unprecedented.
“Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I will say rejoice.” Philippians 4:4.
Can you imagine rejoicing from prison? Paul did. It bumfuzzled the other inmates and the prison guards, but he never waned from his purpose despite the worst circumstances. Paul wrote, from a prison floor, words and books that have changed people’s lives. His journey had many setbacks, as will your life, but you must press on to accomplish your dreams and God’s great purpose.
Are you praying and waiting on God to fix your situation? Good, but don’t be paralyzed while you’re waiting on God. He has you in this place for a reason. Is there someone around you who is hurting? Reach out to them. The best way to lift your spirits is to help someone else. Have you discovered your purpose in life? Maybe now’s the time. I recommend The Dream Giver for Teens by Jessica Wilkinson.
Bathany Hamilton’s story is an inspiration. I encourage you to read her book, Soul Surfer.
Know I’m Praying for You,