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‘Wunmi Falodun is a diligent and an addicted lover of God who believes in possibilities and interventions who does her best to live a simple Christian life by the help of God.

Alive to the responsibilities of divine greatness inherent in her and charged with the message of hope, she believes there are no hopeless situations with God.

Visit her website at www.mylivinghopealternatives.org

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Mysterious Ways, His Purpose To Fulfil

grenepages_Wunmi Falodun MY LIVING HOPE_Mysterious Ways, His Purpose To FulfilI read something recently that said, “So many times, we face difficulties that alter the itinerary of our lives, only to find the detour was actually God's path.” I totally agree with this.
God works in various ways that we may never understand, but one thing is sure, God does not deny us good things, never has, never will! That should get you really excited. He is as much the God of the mountain as the God of the valley. Valleys can be tagged as our ‘bad times or not so good times’.
 Sometimes in life, we face certain things that we really can’t explain or that we don't understand. Jesus went through this type of experiences in his lifetime, to the point that He had to humbly say, “Father, if you are willing, remove this cup from me; yet not My will, but (always) Yours be done” (Luke 22:42 AMP) and scriptures recorded that an angel appeared to Him from heaven, strengthening Him in Spirit. This was God's plan for Him that has brought us redemption and eternal hope today. Without this unpleasant experience for Jesus, we would not be here. Because of Jesus, there is hope in the promise of the cross! Jesus is our 'LIVING HOPE'.
Joseph also had to go through series of processes, before he was finally announced. Personally, I believe he had to learn and he had to grow, and those experiences taught him just that. His mouth may have put him in trouble but along the line, he was a far better person.
We give too much credit to the devil most times, it is not everything that happens to us that we don't like that's from the devil. God is good, true! His mercy endures forever but life happens sometimes and a good number of times, our foolish decisions can bring different issues our way. I think when we are faced with challenging issues we should evaluate ourselves first and not God. He does not change and by discernment, we might get answers but that does not change the fact that we might never be able to explain certain things. In spite of adversity, trials and suffering, never rule out God's presence.
All through Joseph's sojourn from prison to palace, God was with him and I’m sure you'd wonder why that God didn't do anything to save or help him, yet it was part of the plan. His brothers' plan was to destroy Him but God had a better plan yet he had to go through the process. God doesn't miss a thing, please stay true to the process.  Don't get out, stop looking for shortcuts; shortcut can cut a lot of things short!
I’m certain that there are experiences in your life that you can undoubtedly say it’s solely the hands of God that could have done this. Someone told me recently how grateful she was for a certain leadership responsibility that was bestowed upon her a few years back, she did not want to accept that responsibility at that time. Retrospectively, she's grateful because that period of her life prepared and trained her immensely. When things you don't understand happen, trust the process and fulfil your part.  Know that you're coming out better, stronger, braver, wiser and your endurance is being developed and trained.
The person who delayed you saved you from mishap and your difficult boss has helped trained your endurance. A friend was recently telling me how she was saved from a robbery attack through a difficult woman who delayed her from travelling, fine the woman might have thought she was punishing her, but God had other plans. We can only see a tiny fragment of the whole picture most times, but God sees the big picture always- and forever.
However, we should never expect evil to happen or begin to tell ourselves that things must go wrong. To subvert a man in his cause-the Lord does not approve, He has pleasure in the prosperity of His servants. Perhaps things have not been going right with you because you automatically expect them to go left; as a man thinks in his heart, so is he -and she too! You have to see yourself as a grasshopper first before others will. Hope for the best of the best even in the worst of circumstances. He does not deny us good things, never. God is right beside you in this valley, He does not leave us helpless nor hopeless neither does He abandon us, He's carrying you through and victory is yours already! God will get victory by your very hands.
When things do not go according to our plans or calculations or when things get really hard isn't the time to give up. It is time to brace up and double up against all odds. It is the time to worship your way through and tarry in the place of prayer. God hears and answers our prayers, delays should not discourage you, while faith opens the door of blessings to us, patience, and obedience keeps the door open until the promise is fulfilled or accomplished.
There is a gift found in disappointments and the blessings can come in unfamiliar packages, look closely. A closed door might actually be a blessing, some doors God does not open for you is nothing short of divine protection, and others, the timing not be right just yet. We just must be able to see beyond the now. Be not moved by your present circumstances.
 Lamentations 3:21-23 says, “But this i recall and therefore i have hope and expectation: it is because of the Lord's mercy and loving kindness that we are not consumed, because His (tender) compassion fail not.  They are new every morning; great and abundant is your stability and faithfulness.” (AMP)
I honestly think you should underline that in your bible. What are you recalling? What faithfulness of God can you recall. Psalm 103 gives us a clue to this; He forgives your sins, heals your diseases, redeem your life from destruction, crowns you with loving kindness and tender mercies, satisfies your mouth with good things…This is what we should recall excitedly always.
God wants to do something for you, by you and through you, stay in the process, allow Him do His work! Don't crumble in fear or under undue pressure. Stand in faith and quietly hope. God will bring you laughter and everyone who hears will surely laugh with you. You'll say for sure only God could have done this and He specialises in that. If the miracle looks ordinary, then it can easily be mistaken for coincidence or no big deal but when it is beyond imagination, then no man on earth can take the glory and that's truly humbling. Keep on keeping on; hope against hope on /in God and you too just like Joseph will be able to say, “You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives.” (Geneisis 50:20  NIV)
(When God saves you, turn around and help save others, don't be a stumbling block to others) Soon, you'll be a poet who sings God's glory and live what you sing every day.
I wish you grace and strength. You will overcome and own it; overflow with hope. Overwhelming grace keep you!

 

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