Thursday, June 7, 2012

Thankful Thursday

Have you ever prayed for something and felt like your prayer was not answered? Have you prayed for something and your prayer was answered? I am a BIG believer in praying for God to make sure my loved ones and I are in the right place at the right time and we are always exactly where we are supposed to be (I'm sounding more and more like my Mother these days, which is not at all a bad thing!). My parents love Joel Osteen. Last week they received this email and forwarded to me. There was more power in this email to me than anyone could know! 

God has an incredibly bright future in store for you that is filled with His blessings and favor.

He’s opening new doors for you. He’s pouring out His favor. He’s doing things on your behalf you can’t do for yourself.

If you’ll trust that God has you right where He wants you, God will take care of everything. He cares about every detail of your life — now and in the future.

But before you begin to see that future, you have a choice to make.

You can either get upset about your circumstances or you can begin to bloom right where you’re planted.

I’ve learned that God often changes us before He changes the circumstances around us.

If you allow negative things to dominate your thoughts, they are going to keep you right where you are.

But if you want to see change, if you want to see God open up new doors, then you’ve got to decide to let God promote you where you already are.

You’ve got to bloom, right where God has planted you.

Enjoying and growing in the place God has you sows a seed of greatness into your future! It’s the best thing you can do to help make something new happen.

Bloom where you’re planted! Don’t go through life thinking you’ve got too many obstacles or disadvantages. If you put your hope in God, He’ll direct your steps.

As you enjoy the place He has you in, He’ll begin to move things around in your life. You’ll be amazed at the outcome.

Victoria and I want you to have this mindset and expect God to do big things in your life, right where you are.

Today, look past your circumstances and prepare yourself for all that God wants to do in your life.

Signed Joel Osteen

God has been so good to me and my family. He is such a gracious and powerful God and continues to bless me in ways every single day that I don't deserve. There has not been one trial or disappointment in my life that I haven't looked back on and thanked God that circumstances happened that way. I would not be where I am today had I not allowed God to show me exactly where I am supposed to be!

Happy Thursday!
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Cami said...

Usually I'm not a fan of Joel - but I did like it...thanks for posting it. You won yourself a follower ;)

Thanks for linking up to TT @ First Day of My Life!!

black tag diaries said...

i love your last sentence on this post... "I would not be where I am today had I not allowed God to show me exactly where I am supposed to be!" love it! thanks for linking up!

Lil Lambz said...

I am your newest follower! I know what you are talking about sounding like your mother! Check it out if you have time @ Can't wait to hear more!