Changing My Future

 

 

Changing My Future

 by Robert Dodson

 

I am blessed each day I awake. I would like to share a tiny bit of one specific day with you. This particular day is a milestone in my life. What happened to me happens to men and women, even some teenagers and infants, every day somewhere in the world. Most times, it occurs multiple times a day. I am going to share my perspective of my life-changing event. It forever changed me. It should change others as it has changed my life. I had a heart attack on April 1st about noon. It was not a very funny April Fool’s Day prank.

God was giving me a wakeup call. My future depended on how I reacted to this event. I am one of the fortunate people. I am still alive. God was telling me something and wanted me to know it was important. He got my attention. Instead of being angry with my Creator, I submitted to Him. It was not easy. I could be with Jesus, which is a good thing. God was telling me, among other things, I could quite easily join the angels in Heaven.

At the time, I was not nearly ready to be heaven-bound. I had too much to do on earth. Wrong! God does not think about what I want. He thinks about His plan for me. I am supposed to be obedient to His plan. At the time of the attack, I was spending too much time being worldly and far too little time listening to and obeying God. Today, I thank God for taking such a drastic step to awaken me from my disobedience.

Like many others in my condition, I worried about all the wrong bits and pieces of my existence. To allay my fears, I should cast all my cares upon Jesus as 1 Peter 5:7 states.

Just the other day, the Holy Spirit provided me a verse, which is very helpful in dealing with the stress of everyday living, John 16:33. The verse is “I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.” (ESV) .

In spite of the struggles we will face, we would not be alone. Jesus does not abandon us to our struggles. If we remember the ultimate victory has already been won, we can claim the peace of Jesus in our most troublesome times. It is a lesson I am ready to learn and do.

Are you ready?  

You Can Meet Robert,

@MajorDodson here on Twitter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

World Prayr has chosen to be different, starting with teaching others that the pilgrimage all of those who have been brought near to God are on is not one that is about our focusing on what we are doing, or focusing on our sin or anything we are not doing, but rather focusing on what Christ did in order for us to know transforming grace. We refer to this message as the gospel of grace. We then live this out as a ministry by serving others through counseling, prayer and sound biblical teachings.

We, also, differ from most ministries in another key area and that is working to live out the message of Philippians 2:4, by aggressively promoting other ministries and churches. As a mission team World Prayr is working to serve those who are disconnected and re-connecting them, one soul at a time to local bodies of believers.

We refer to our team as an “Ohana” which is made up of many nationalities spread across the globe and within the Protestant faith.

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