I Never Knew… #828Blessings



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#828Blessings Share Social of 2014!

As I look back over my life, I realize there were things that I never knew that brought me to places I never thought I would be.  As a Teenager I never knew that those doors which were closed to me may have been blessings in disguise.  During the struggles and situations I faced where I felt that things were working against me I always felt that somehow God was turning away from and neglecting my needs. I never knew it was in my favor. I would fall into a depression and wonder what I was doing wrong.  I never knew it was for my good.  I would neglect my prayer time, my Word, my prayer, my praise.  i never knew those were my lifelines.

It wasn’t until I began to search the word for comfort that I discovered that closed doors may only mean opened windows and missed opportunities may only be delayed solutions.  The same way my mind was still learning to deal with life as an adult so too was my spiritual mind learning to digest and eat the Word in a mature manner.

I needed those moments of ‘not knowing’ in order to fuel my thirst and hunger for more knowledge of God and His promises for me. Those times helped lead me to a closer relationship, a closer walk where I can hear God’s voice in the winds of a storm or the soft whisper of a breeze.

I had read Romans 8:28 many times before I was actually able to receive the truth that ALL things were working for my good.  The ING behind the work in that verse means process.  It means that even though I may not see the evidence of the Blessing immediately the results are still on their way.

Why?  How?  simply because I am called.  That’s it.  The process of hearing and answering the voice, that whisper of God calling me to His purpose supplies me with the assurance that even the times I perceive as rejections and let downs are actually God working out things for my ultimate favor.

What better assurance can I have to keep my head up?  To stand firm on my faith?  To continue on my journey and share what goodness He can offer?  None that I can think of.  It is this assurance that allows me to smile in sorrow, laugh in sadness and remain calm in a storm.  I KNOW who my God is and what He is capable of.  For me that is my greatest story of my #828Blessings.

The times when I’ve thought I was alone I had my Word to remind me that I never am (Matthew 28:20). Or when I felt fearful I knew He gave me me not fear but power, love and a sound mind (2 Timothy 1:7). Even in my weakest moments when my mind went back to my past I had the assurance that the plans God had for me were to prosper me, to give me hope and a future (Jeremiah 29:11).

This is why, I am able to walk into this New Year, I release the fears, doubts and worries that I have had concerning all things and instead embrace and receive the promises I have been granted simply by heeding the call and yielding to his purpose.  I Now Know what my purpose and my path are and with God I can walk in them both with strength and faith.


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26 thoughts on “I Never Knew… #828Blessings

    • MrsTee Post author

      Thank you for coming by. I think we all forget when we are in the midst of something that may seem as if it is anything BUT for our food but keeping that in mind can help us get to the other side.

  • perfecttenn

    Oh my goodness I needed this post! You can probably see from a few of my posts lately that I'm going through a big transition. Even though I have been through a lot of disappointment over the past couple of years, I know God has been there working in my life blessing me. This post is all to encouraging for me!

    Thanks for linking up at Gingham & Roses!
    Hope to see you back next week!

    Tenns @ New Mama Diaries

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    • MrsTee Post author

      Yay! I\’m so glad it was something that you needed when you needed it 🙂 That is the whole reason I started #828Blessings…to share and hopefully encourage through the Blessings I have witnessed and experienced. God is ALWAYS working for you whether you see it or not. it may not be obvious but your good is always His ultimate outcome. Be encouraged and know I am here if you need me… xoxoxo

  • Jenn @ Party of One

    This is really encouraging and I enjoyed reading it on a Monday morning! Thinking of and reflecting on that scripture really brightened up my day! My dad always quotes Romans 8:28 so this is even more of a special reminder to me! Thanks for sharing 🙂

    • MrsTee Post author

      I\’m glad! This scripture has always been a favorite of mine especially when I learned how to truly embrace it\’s meaning…Thank You for coming by and please feel free to come by weekly for a bit of encouragement and even to share some 🙂

  • Drea

    Love this, Tiffany! I always feel so hopeful after reading these passages, especially 2 Timothy 1:7 and Jeremiah 29:11. I will not allow fear to block my blessings and I will trust and believe that God has plans for me and my family to prosper! He's working all these things out for our good, Tiffany. Even those things we feel like we missed out on or haven't yet had the opportunity to do. I wish you much love and many blessings, love. Have a beautiful week!
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    • MrsTee Post author

      Thanks Ms. Lady! Isn’t it such an awesome blessing how God was mindful of us enough to leave words of encouragement for endless situations and circumstances? I just can’t Thank Him Enough! You’re right…we must not allow fear to have any place in our lives…Our God is TOO great for that! Thank you so much…I am so happy we were placed in each other’s paths 😀

  • Sherri

    Hi Tiffany Thank you for hosting this blessings share social. I joined in and linked up. I found your page from Social Media Sunday link up. I will spread the word so others can connect and help the community grow. ~Sherri
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    • MrsTee Post author

      Thank You So Much! I\’m happy to have you and such a great post join in… I look forward to getting to know you and your Blog 🙂

  • @boldfabmom

    I absolutely love this! There are so many things that I expected to happen or wanted to happen when I was younger. Now that I am older I look back on those wishes and I am so thankful that they didn't come true. It's like the country song "I Thank God For Unanswered Prayers". 🙂
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    • MrsTee Post author

      Thank you and Yes! That’s exactly what I mean! #828Blessings are just like that…those situations when at first glance you may have seen it as a rejection or disappointment but in hindsight it was actually for your benefit…Girl I have so many of those and I am so grateful that God saw further into my future than I did 😀

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