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For My Good...

For My Good…

My good friend Loreena today in her God First post shared some of her recent personal tragedy and how, in speaking with a new client, she was reminded of where her priorities should lie as they shared scripture.

Sometimes we go through personal pain and suffering, and we wonder, Lord, why?

I was amazed, encouraged, and inspired by Loreena’s introspection – she took a bad situation and used it to re-focus on the things that are truly important in life.

Even as I go through my own personal crises, I have to step back and see the greater purpose for those events transpiring in my life.

When God wants to get our attention, He knows just how to do it so that we will come back in line with His will for us, when we have wandered off the straight and narrow path.

He never puts us through anything for our hurt. The trials and tests and sufferings and pains that He allows us to go through is always to bring us closer to Him, to make us more conformable to His will.

Sometimes, as Loreena pointed out in her post, we don’t see the other side of things, and we end up missing out, messing up, or a little of both…but God knows our end from the beginning, and knows what’s best for us. So He will allow events to transpire in our lives that will draw us up short, cause us to stop and pause, and really consider what we are doing.

And because God does everything that He does for us for our good, He doesn’t limit His correction to just our personal lives, no. He reaches into our professional lives as well. Those clients we didn’t get, those deals that didn’t go through, those calls we missed, the appointments we were unable to keep, all of the things that we would normally chalk up to our own failure to be the very best at what we do, even in those things we need to take a step back and realize that God meant it all for our good…

This week’s Scripture: Romans 8:28 (New Living Translation)

28 And we know that God causes everything to work together[a] for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.






Inspired by Loreena Yeo's God First weekly posts, I am beginning this New Year with A Needed Word, a weekly message that I hope you will find inspiring, uplifting, and useful both professionally and personally.

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Comment balloon 4 commentsWilliam James Walton Sr. • March 13 2011 11:33PM


What an inspiring post! We all need this kind of reminder from time to time.


Posted by Mel Ahrens, MBA, Kelly Right Real Estate, Customized Choices for your Real Estate Needs (Kelly Right Real Estate) over 9 years ago

William, God disciplines all of his children. One would need to ponder why they never receive discipline from the Lord! William, this is your best spiritual post I have seen you write and I am featuring this on spiritualrain.

Posted by Mike Frazier, Northwest Tennessee Realtor (Carousel Realty of Dyer County) over 9 years ago

Isn't God good? He uses all things that come in our lives for His purpose. So glad that He is able to use the good and the bad for His plans good and of a purpose!

Posted by Maggie McFarland, Pearland Realtor, Homes for Sale in Pearland Texas (RE/MAX Pearland - Maggie McFarland) over 9 years ago

I can certainly say i don't like the correction but in the end it is for our own good. We just dont see the BIG picture.

Posted by Robert L. Brown, Grand Rapids Real Estate Bellabay Realty, West Mic (www.mrbrownsellsgr.com) over 9 years ago