We live in a world today where so many people are struggling, are in pain, feel alone in the world and are searching; they are searching for something to believe in; something to give them hope; they desire evidence of something bigger than them that can deliver them from their suffering; something to change their lives; or should I say someone! Could that someone be you? I challenge you that the answer is YES!
God inspired me a few short weeks ago, November 4, 2012 to be exact. I had been praying for months for God to reveal His purpose and His will in my life and that I had developed a desire to live His purpose in my life. That is when the ministry I founded called Divine Impacts was born. The entire message of Divine Impacts is to deliver that evidence of God’s existence and impact in our lives. The thing I came to realize is that evidence exists in us!
This evidence is engrained in the stories of our struggles, of our trials and tribulations. So many of us have experienced test after test throughout our lives and have been blessed to discover God’s existence and His love for us through the Divine Impact we experienced by searching out His will. The thing is until we share these stories with others, the true miracle and power of them remain locked inside of us never blossoming into the impact God intended for them. Luke 11:33 states that “”No one lights a lamp and puts it in a place where it will be hidden, or under a bowl. Instead he puts it on its stand, so that those who come in may see the light.” We as Christians are called to share our stories, ourselves, with our brothers and sisters.
I was preparing for our weekly Divine Impacts Conference Call which we host weekly (check the details one our website under ministries tab for info and join us) and the message I planned to deliver was that of understanding what testimony really is. Again, in preparing for this call, I always to turn to God for guidance, for what He wants of the call and for the message He wants me to deliver; and it happened. He planted it right one me; BAM!
There is no testimony with test. And then I broke down the word: TEST IM ON…Y? What test am I on right now and why is God allowing it? Like I mentioned earlier, we all are in and out of things in our lives that test us to our limits, in specific they test our faith; and for many of us we feel isolated and alone while we are going through them, as though no one else can understand and we cannot even begin to see the positive in them; the purpose; the WHY! But if we believe that God’s will for us will exceed anything we can imagine; if we believe Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future”; then we have to believe that this test will produce positive results filled with blessing and miracles. It’s when we, while going through the test, can explore and ask God to reveal the positive He has in store, the WHY of the test, then you will not only realize that great things are in your present and future BUT that you have a story; you have a testimony; that you now understand the TEST I’M ON and Y!
I encourage you to reflect on how God has impacted your life; how has He changed you, helped you, given you peace and strength and most importantly I encourage you to share it with others. If you are needing a place to do that, Divine Impact welcomes you with open arms! God Bless!