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WHAT MIRACLES REALLY LOOK LIKE FOR THE AVERAGE JOE OR JOAN :)

It’s probably no surprise that I am thinking of miracles during this Christmas season. Who doesn’t think of dazzling Christmas miracles this time of the year? Christmas miracles are featured in holiday movies ad nauseum. All this have started me to thinking about what exactly can be called a miracle.

Most people would think that a miracle would have to be the complete opposite of their current situation.  So we search, day after day, for something, different to happen like in the movies. Or maybe we want our lives to mimic the success of others like a fill in the blank test with the answers on the back. We like it easy, don’t we?

But, I wonder how often we consider that our now is our own personal miracle. Maybe, we are where we are for a really good reason that only God knows.

Maybe, it is to glorify Himself through us right where we are. Perhaps, our everyday lives are real-live, bonafide miracles in and of themselves. Most of our days are not glitzy or glamorous. Sometimes, they are simply not pretty. I am talking about some curlers, housecoat, house slippers, and shaving cream on the upper lip rough. But as children of God, our days are blessed for what they are meant to accomplish.

But what if a present circumstance has not succumb to our persistent prayers for change? What if a door or doors refuse to open? Now what?

We thank God for giving us His ear because although we did not see what we wanted to see, we acknowledge that he hears us when we pray.

Then what?

We thank him for the blessings we have. There are some. If we stop comparing ourselves to the lifestyle of the rich and famous, we could see them.

Then we ask Him to help us bloom where He has planted us. There, I said it.

May we thrive!

Whether we want to believe it or not, we are meant for different things in this life.

Period.

We are not all going to be raving successes by this world standards. But, we can be successful by God’s standards. We have to know that no opportunity will be  lost to us if we submit to His plan for our lives. God is all powerful. If He wants to rain miracles out of the sky for us, then it will rain. Nothing can hinder that. If He choses sacrifice for our lives, then we will have to sacrifice no matter what we try to do to the contrary.

All I am saying is that we can relax and stop trying to mop up gun wounds with a tiny Band-Aid. ( Yes, life can be that gory.) In other words, we can stop trying to do the impossible with a life that is meant for something all together different.

No matter what evils or difficulties rear their ugly heads, God has given His light in every circumstance. We must be conscience of something greater than ourselves at work in our lives. So don’t sweat it. Enjoy each day as a miracle.

Jesus urged us to give our burdens to him and to allow him to carry them. Being at rest allows us to save ourselves from crippling stress. Most of us are trying to control things that only God can control. Give yourself a break.

When darkness seems to completely cover us, God reaches down and grabs us, lifting us up to the next level of our journey with Him. Everything he allows us to experience will be worth it. And as we experience every moment with Him, we are never alone. Know that His grace is sufficient for all things.

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