Welcome to #IntroSnaps!
Every first and third Wednesday of the month I feature a guest post from one of my friends I know you will be blessed to meet. Let us build up our sisters in Christ with love and fellowship as they write with the intent of proclaiming the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ and building up those around them.
“And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.” Hebrews 10:24-25 ESV
My dear friend Kim Stewart is such an incredible encouragement in my life. She always seems to have the right words to say and will speak into my heart, without knowing it, at the perfect time! We serve together as volunteers with Proverbs 31 Ministries Online Bible Studies and will soon be at the She Speaks Conference together!
Thank you Kim for being an ambassador for God’s TRUTH!
Let’s Fix Our Eyes on Him
“For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.” 2 Corinthians 4:17-18
Light, momentary, and temporary?
When I am in the midst of trials and suffering, it’s hard to remember that God has a plan.
I tend to hide and get stuck in the “Why Me?” phase.
“Why does my son have autism?”
“Why did my mother-in-law get breast cancer and die?”
How about you?
We can get so consumed in our “why me?” pity parties that we forget our pain is just the here and now. It’s hard to envision an eternal life with God. A life with no suffering? Yes, please!
When trials arise, let’s seek not hide.
Instead of asking “Why Me?”, let’s ask Him:
“Why have You brought me here?”
“What are You trying to teach me?”
“Which of Your character traits are You trying to grow in me?”
Looking back on my trials, I see how God was working on me back then.
He taught me empathy through my son’s autism so that I can serve other families raising children with special needs.
He grew my faith through my mother-in-law’s cancer battle so that I can share with others “I saw God today.”
Let’s fix our eyes on Him. Let’s look for His work in our everyday lives. Whether a good day, or bad, He is simply preparing us for the glorious eternal days to come.
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Kim Stewart lives in Texas and is wife to Paul, and mom to their two teenage sons. Her favorite things include reading, messy crafts and milk chocolate with caramel.
She writes to inspire women to seek not hide at www.kimstewartinspired.com. While she dreams of writing her own book, you can find her tweeting words from her favorite authors at https://twitter.com/KimStewInspired.