Who’s Destiny Are You Stopping?

Screen Shot 2014-07-29 at 8.51.41 PMI have talked to many people lately who are struggling to make serious changes in their lives.  These changes have included such things as; taking a step out to start their own business, giving up their job to launch out into full-time ministry and reaching out to a loved one to heal a broken relationship.  By anyone’s standard, these are all hard decisions and worthy of contemplation and planning.  However, when contemplating and excessive planning coupled with fear, doubters, and basically a faith deficit, prevent you from moving forward to follow closely something God has called you to do, your have possibly entered into sin.

My Pastor, Adam Starling, once said “The time between when God tells you to do something and time you actually do it is the greatest problem for most people’s obedience to God.”  One thing I have learned is that often times, God is waiting on you to obey what He has called you to do, so that someone can fulfill what He has called them to do.  Maybe, someone is believing God for a job and he wants them to take the one you need to give up in order to start your own business.  Perhaps, people’s eternal destiny is waiting on you to completely embrace the ministry call on your life.  Even still, generations coming after you may be forever changed by your willingness to risk being hurt and moving forward to restore that relationship with your family.

I wonder how many people’s lives your decision to quickly obey God will impact?  If you are having trouble making these decisions and taking that step of faith, get some accountability, get some life-coaching, and do the things that put yourself in a place to quickly obey.

Now is the time to shorten the gap between when God speaks and you act.  Faith leaps, while not always easy alway pay BIG.  In the words of NIKE, “Just do it!”


A Life Redeemed

It’s with incredible gratitude to God for the redemption of my son, Levon that I am sharing his testimony video.  He is a clear demonstration of a life that was damaged was completely restored by the power of God.  

 To hear him talk about how God restored his life is such a blessing.  I remember all to clearly the years of pain as we prayed for God to intervene in his life.  It was in those years that God continued to show me that He had a plan for Levon and that by not giving up and by standing in faith, I would see that plan come to pass.

I want to share our story.  I know that there are many people out there who are in the same place I found myself, with children who are struggling with addiction and I want to provide hope that God can and will reach out to your children.  God reminds us in Acts 10:34 that He is not a respecter of persons.  He can and will do the same for you.  Continue to stand and continue to believe.  God is faithful.

I do have to admit to hear that my divorce many years ago was the start of Levon’s drug addiction was very hard to hear.  Just as I heard him say that, God reminded me of the passage of scripture in Romans 8:1 Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.  I choose to celebrate the redemption of my son and I choose to help end the devastation that divorce causes by teaching as many people who will listen about God’s plan for marriage.  I believe that if we are able to help people understand and live out God’s plan for marriage we can not only change the lives of husbands and wives but we can change the destiny of generations to come.  Divorce truly is a generational destroyer of lives.

If you are in a place where you are unhappily married find someone to help you learn how to do marriage God’s way and watch your marriage succeed.  You can contact me at melisa@bridgebuildermm.org for information about marriage and relationship coaching.  We can change the world as we work to restore marriages.  

If you are struggling with addiction there is help at Teen Challenge.  You do not have to be a teen to find help here.