Each day we’re faced with a choice. You can choose to stand up to the challenges life hands you, or you can choose to fold. Recently I was asked,” What motivates you to get up and go each day?” I responded, “My faith in God…” but it’s much deeper than that. I had to really lay back and think about it. I asked myself that same question.
I get up and go each day because I KNOW that there’s a greater plan for my life. After every storm the sun shines. That’s how I see life. I’ve been battle tested since I was a child. Time and time again I silently asked for God’s help. I asked Him to lead my steps. Without realizing it, my prayers were being answered. My answers didn’t come in the way I expected them to come but they came. God has a way of doing things His way. Once you come to God in prayer, you can rest assure that you’re on His list of things to do. I’m not the holiest or most faithful Christian. Half of the time I felt like my prayers were landing on closed ears because of my life style. I was almost ashamed to pray, or go to church, because I knew what I had going on. I didn’t want to feel like a fake. My uncertainty never stopped me from talking to God when I was alone. Those intimate conversations helped me make it through the toughest times.
Sometimes we’re receiving a blessing from God and don’t even realize it because we’re already praying for something else. I had to sit back and take a good look at things. God has always looked out for my best interest. God built me in such a way that I can handle any pressure thrown my way. My current situation is a prime example. I’m so confident that this time is being used to better me that I don’t stress over it. I’m not institutionalized or thrown off. If anything, I’m a smarter man after doing so much time. God gave me the gift of being able to think in difficult situations. This gift has helped me survive.
I wake up with a purpose each day because it’s clear that God expects me to be great! Why else would he put me through such rigorous training? When I stare in the mirror I see the answers to all of my questions staring right back at me. God is in ME! I’ve been looking for outside answers to my problems for most of my life. All along the answers were staring me in the face…I have a purpose and I can see that now. What’s your purpose in life?
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