“Do you not know that you are a temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you?”
~1 Corinthians 3:16
“God, I’ve got some big decisions to make,” I prayed. “Will you help me?” I asked.
“Of course I’ll help you,” God answered.
“Thank you, I don’t want to figure this out on my own.”
“I’m glad that you are turning to me for answers,” God said. “Most people don’t realize that they have a part of me inside of them so that I am always there to help them. They think that I am some old man up in the sky far away from them. They don’t realize that not only are they in my presence but that they are the presence of me!”
“They are the presence of you?” I asked.
“Yes. Just as electricity becomes evident through the bulb, I become evident through life, through people,” God explained.
I nodded. “Thank you, for working with me to help me make a decision so that I move forward in the right direction,” I said. “And thank you for explaining that we are the presence of you. Remembering that will help me to be more kind and caring to others, for how I treat them is how I treat you.”
“Any time, Sparrow,” God said and rested His hand on my shoulder. “Any time.”
“…all things work together for good..”
Nothing is wasted. Not the mistakes you make. Not the time you spend chasing after dreams that never materialize. Not the diet you fail, the money you lose, or the relationships that end. Nothing. Everything is grist for the mill. God uses all of your experiences to shape you into the person He wants you to be. All you have to do is say “Yes!” to Him and surrender. Trust that all things will work to your good and to God’s glory.