How To Face Life Changing Events

Matthew 7:7-8

We all have had circumstances in our life that were “life changing events”. Some of these situations were negative, like loss of job, catastrophe to possessions such as home or cars, sickness or sudden death of loved ones. Some of these situations were positive such as job promotions, the birth of new family additions or financial gain. Good or bad all “life changing events” have one thing in common, the need for persistent action to make the adjustment. Matthew 7:7 reminds us of the path we can take when there are unexpected changes in life; “Ask and it will be given to you seek and you will find; knock and the door will be open to you.”

Unexpected “life changing events” requires “personal change” to adapt and move forward. We need to ask for the necessary tools to adapt to a “life changes”, we should seek new direction to accommodate “life changes” and most of all when God opens a door, we need to be receptive to the direction, the newly opened door is taking us. With God, every adversity has an open door. When God allows adversity and pain in our lives, we are usually being guided to a door of “God’s Blessing”, that we never would have discovered without the adversity.

Remember, in adversity or success, always knock on the door that God is leading you to and it will be opened.

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Romans 8:28 NIV – Bible Verse and Reflection

And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him who have been called according to his purpose.

When we love God we are focused on him; he is the center of our world. We join him in his work; we fulfill His will and his purpose for us.

The Process of Coming to God’s Perfect Placement

The Process of becoming what we feel God wants us to be is not easy. When a prefect God, brings us closer to His perfection, for His use, our adjustments to His requirements are not easy. But the adjustments we call difficult, can’t in any way be compared with the difficult task Jesus had of dying for the sins of others. Every day, we must continue to hope that  “just at the right time” we will experience the feeling of accomplishing exactly what God wants. However remember, the process of becoming is not easy.

Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we rejoice in the hope of the glory of God.  Not only so, but we also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance , character; and character , hope. And hope does not disappoint us, because God poured out his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom he has given us.

You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly. Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous man, though for a good man someone might possibly dare to die. But God demonstrates his own love for us in this; While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. (Romans 5:1-8)