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Trials are Breeding Grounds for Elevating One's Self Spiritually

January 24 2014, 10:06am

Posted by Nicholl

Before you pity someone who appears to be going through much trial, consider thinking about what you can learn through someone else's storm.

When one is under pressure, sometimes the mind is clouded with much confusion and chaos, but other times ideas come--many ideas that seem promising especially when money is an issue.

I have learned that blessings are readily available to us when we are willing to give of ourselves without expecting reimbursement.  What might one give to a business, a school, an organization, church, and other places that might increase traffic, revenue, better programs, and more without dropping a single dollar in the lap of yet another someone who just might be looking for a little more than that?  An idea that not only helps what is on the surface, but renews what is deep within.

With many trials over my years, I have recognized that although mind and body were at times weakened, spirituality stayed strong.  It propelled me to think higher, to take the distractions of trial off myself, and look beyond my circumstances.

I am grateful for the relatives, individuals, and businesses who have encouraged me to stick some things out when I was very much ready to say, "Goodbye."  I know that an Almighty God moves in His time and not our own.  Will there be loses on life's journey even with an Awesome God standing in front of us?  Of course, because God is only going to give us what he knows we can handle be it right or wrong from a societal point of view.  Not every relationship is a blessed one, not every child is destined for greatness, not every location is a good place to live, not every job is a good one...God knows what is best--that is if we are willing to seek a Higher Power to help us!

As I viewed the many homeless people who lay on the streets of downtown Los Angeles and under bridges along the freeways, I heard in the spirit, "Many of the poor had quit life just before they received their blessings."  They experience life curses due to things like:  rejection, fear, illegal activities, and more.  God had at one time sent messengers to his children along the way to help, but to no avail.

I recall those who were once homeless give testimonies at churches I had attended.  They used their trials as opportunities to build their faith.  These people are inspirations because they show all what God can do when a person has nothing, yet still has the willingness to want something out of life no matter what the issues.

Take a moment to invite the Holy Ghost power of Jesus Christ into your life then watch what happens!

Nicholl McGuire

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