A Word from Chelseia

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Never Early–Never Late

on June 15, 2012
 
As humans we often encounter situations and circumstances that we try to change/alter. Have you noticed that sometimes things are meant to be? In life, when things occur whether favorable or non-favorable, analyze the situation and realize that it was meant to be or not meant to be. I notice it’s easy to call things that we want to happen/occur, “God’s favor,” but as soon as something out the ordinary happens we’re quick to say, “The devil sho’ (not sure) busy!” Please note that God will sometimes strip you from your ordinary to determine your humility. Are you humble or in a hurry? God will never be early nor late……but ON TIME!! It’s in your ordinary, He can prove His EXTRAORDINARY!
 
When I thought about “Never Early–Never Late,” I began to think about Reinhold Niebuhr an American Theologian. I like Niebuhur not for his prayer that many of us may know, but I the character he possesed. Niebuhur’s prayer stated,
God, give us grace to accept with serenity
the things that cannot be changed,
Courage to change the things
which should be changed,
and the Wisdom to distinguish
the one from the other.”
 
There are times in your life when you have to accept what has happened in the past and LET it GO, Remember/Know that God is never early nor is He late. Thank God that He was able to keep you in the process and it’s up to you to  change the things that YOU can. In life we force things to be that shouldn’t be and the things that should be….we remotely ignore.  I thought about 3 P’s before closing:
 
1) Patience: an ability or willingness to suppress restlessness or annoyance when confronted with delay
2) Perseverence: steady persistence in a course of action, a purpose, a state, etc., esp. in spite of difficulties, obstacles, or discouragement.
 3) Praise: the act of expressing approval or admiration; commendation; the offering of grateful homage in words or song, as an act of worship
 
 When you realize that God is On Time, and never early or late….then began to think about the 3 P’s and exerise positive thoughts and begin to change the things you can…..and God will guide you through the rest! Give Him ALL the PRAISE that He deserves. If He was mediocre, He’d deserve a Mediocre praise, but since He’s so AWESOME, He deserves an AWESOME praise! I have included the entire Serenity prayer for you, below.
 

God grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change;
courage to change the things I can;
and wisdom to know the difference.

Living one day at a time;
Enjoying one moment at a time;
Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace;
Taking, as He did, this sinful world
as it is, not as I would have it;
Trusting that He will make all things right
if I surrender to His Will;
That I may be reasonably happy in this life
and supremely happy with Him
Forever in the next.

 Make today great and CHANGE something!!!!!! Change allows you to see something that you never could’ve imagined—and faith allows you to believe it can HAPPEN!!! There’s Power in Prayer…and when you Praise it Paralyzes the enemy!–Chelseia



One response to “Never Early–Never Late

  1. Marsha Kelley-Sutton says:

    Thanks Chels! Today, I needed to be reminded of that. Your words of inspiration always keeps me grounded. Love you, MKS

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