As I approach another birthday, I have to question myself, “If it had not been for God, where in the world would I be?”
Let me sum it up.
Lost. Confused. Losing every battle encountered.
I would be living beneath my calling.
I would be looking at all the negatives instead of being thankful for all the great positives.
I would not realize that every person in my life that God has blessed me with is truly a blessing.
I would not take the time to care and nourish the relationships God has given me, nor cherish the limited time we have here on Earth.
I would not understand that I am fearfully and wonderfully made in His purpose (Psalm 139:14)!
I would simply believe the devil’s lies and not understand that if I live just another day, that God can and WILL turn things around (John 8:44)!
And finally, I would not boldly proclaim the Word of God against any trial or tribulation that comes my way.
How do I know this?
Because I tried it without God.
I thought I could make it without Him.
I didn’t realize that staying connected to the vine is really the way (John 15:7). The only way!
So for this reason, I never want to know again what it feels like to be without Him. To live this life, not realizing that God is the best thing that could have ever happen to me.
I now know if I keep reading this Word, spending more time with Him, and really putting Him first in my life, I can say that I will never know.
I will never know what it will feel like again to be without the ONE I truly love and the ONE that first loved me!
Kemberley Washington is the author of 21 Days of Powerful Breakthroughs.