I am so thankful for the trials that God has been there for. He has been there every time. Even when I was trying to do it my way. God never lets me down. I have been the problem behind every one of my trials! Brought on by my own need to control instead of trust.
I have been evaluating this behavior & where it stems from. When my husband & I got married, he told me he wanted to manage our finances. So any error became my cross to bere. Oh and there was a lot of errors. As I have gotten older the errors have have lessoned. However not understanding the finances is just an example of life errors that I have made.
Asking me to manage the family debt has been devastating for me at times. I was raised with nothing. I have tried to do good with what God has provided but I am ashamed of what I have not been able to produce for God’s glory. However I forget to see the grace of what God does for us. I am reminded how foolish of decisions we have made with our money. Sometimes as a desire to serve our family. Forgetting God will provide for our children. I am so thankful that God knows my heart and knows that I want to do right by others through service of employment. in Matthew 6:31-32 it states the following
Do not worry then, saying, ‘What will we eat ‘ or ‘What will we drink ‘ or ‘What will we wear for clothing ‘ For the Gentiles eagerly seek all these things; for your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things.
I cannot make the grass grow, I cannot make the wind move, I cannot keep my children from their life choices nor can I control anything that God does not have planned for me.
I am thankful that God has provided me with gifts and talents that help produce good for his glory. I am thankful that he has allowed me to learn from my failings.
“I have learned that mistakes can often be as good a teacher than success!”
All things have a season and if we truly walk by faith then it means trusting God’s will for our lives. Our finances are important and God will continue to grow me in this area.
I may never have the finest things here on earth! But what I have is better than all the wealth. It is the joy of loving God and knowing that he has provided for me and never has forsaken me for a moment! in Proverbs 10:22
The blessing of the Lord makes one rich, and He adds no sorrow with it.
Here is wishing you blessings today of abundance from our Father who loves us!