I got this in my email from a very dear friend today. She has helped to inspire and motivate me on my journey to success as a business woman. But more than that she has helped to lead me to my faith in God and becoming a better person 360 degrees.
I hope this will help you today through whatever you are going through, and whatever it is that is stopping you from achieving greatness!!
By Victoria and Joel Olsteen
“Today, I want you to know … God’s plans for your life are so much greater than you can imagine.
Whenever you experience trouble, challenges and difficulty — the lemons of life — God’s desire isn’t just to bring you through it or for you to just survive! His purpose is to reward you by making something GREAT out of what seems hopeless or feels painful.
God’s promise is so amazing to us! When we get a dose of trouble, when we get lemons in life, God’s heart for us isn’t to just pay us back. He wants to give us double for our trouble.
Maybe you’ve lost your job or had some really bad financial breaks lately. You can get discouraged and cynical and feel bad for yourself. Or you can trust that God’s going to “make some lemonade”; you can stay encouraged and believe that He’s preparing a much better job for you even now.
Or it could be you’ve had a major blow-up in one of your most cherished relationships. You can cast blame, hold on to your pain and refuse to forgive. Or you can choose to forgive, keep loving that person, and believe that through this misunderstanding God is going to take your relationship to a whole new level of trust and enjoyment.
Whenever you go through challenges, God’s desire isn’t to “reimburse” you . . . He wants to promote you beyond where you were before! Victoria and I want to encourage you today to continue trusting in the goodness of God. He won’t let you down. Continue to put your hope and trust in Him! Expect to come out BETTER than you were before. Enlarge your vision and allow God to breathe new life into your situation.
Stop talking about how big your problems are and start talking about how big your God is! God loves you so much, and I want you to know you’ve not yet begun to see all that God has prepared for your life. It’s so much better than you’ve ever imagined!”