Free Thought

Minister Joseph Shepherd

Most of the time, my blogs have a certain phrase or keyword to base them around. For some odd reason, this is one of the few times, the more I sit on it, the more nothing comes up. So I am just going to share what is on my heart! There have been many things that have occurred in the past couple of months. Some have been good, and some bad, but they’ve all contributed to where I am today! I’ve recently left the school district, where I had no support from staff, children, and parents. I still pray concerning the youth, and that they grow up to be great men/women in this world. I’m not saying that the move I made was from the Lord, but it made me realize that if God doesn’t want certain things to happen, he will shut that door!

The Father has a perfect will for every one of us and at times we abort that because we see the “best-case scenario.” Which is his submissive will. At times, it is not just outright sin, but it also isn’t what the Father wanted us to do at that particular time. Two months ago I was in that position. I had to repent because I jeopardized my family for a decision I felt was the best thing to do. Although no damage was done, It made me realize that if I would have just waited on the Lord, then it would not have been a little rough, even for a short time. Nevertheless, my faith was continuing to be built, even within that situation.

Me being at home with Ezekiel made me realize that the decisions we make shape our future. The future of our children! Miniscule things began to happen to him, nothing too serious, but we would have preferred another way over the way that it happened. This was a nudge in my side from Holy Spirit. Again, I began to hit my knees to pray concerning my own family and the direction that the Father truly wants us to go in. It was a couple of weeks after that when the Father allowed doors to open up.

It was only after the shutting of one door that the Father allowed me to see where it is I needed to go. I know many of us may be stagnant in this time, but the Father wants us to stop focusing on what we may have done wrong or could have done differently. Start looking towards him for your next assignment! I pray that something I’ve shared has resonated with you and that you all have a blessed day as I leave you with this scripture.

11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.12 Then shall ye call upon me, and ye shall go and pray unto me, and I will hearken unto you.13 And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart.

Jeremiah 29:11-13

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