A LETTER FROM GOD
To: All His Children
Please be aware that there are changes you need to make in your life. These changes need to be completed so that I may fulfill my promises to grant you peace, joy, and a real purpose in life. I don’t apologize for any inconvenience. After all I’ve done for you, this seems very little to ask of you. Here are some instructions to make you even better than you are now:
1. QUIT WORRYING
If life has dealt you a blow, don’t just sit around and worry. Remember, I’m here to help you carry your burdens, so you’re not overwhelmed. That is unless you enjoy fretting over every little thing that comes your way?
2. PUT IT ON THE LIST
Some things are essential, so make sure you have them on your to-do-list. And make sure you give me a copy so I can help you get them done. I can’t help you unless you want me too. And, although your list may be long, don’t worry, after all, I am God. In fact, if the truth be known, sometimes I already have things worked out so that all you need to do is follow my instructions.
3. TRUST ME
Once you give those things to me that you just can’t handle, don’t keep trying to take them back. Trust me! Have faith that I will act on them at just the right time. You don’t know what I know, and you don’t see what I see. So just leave everything on the altar where you laid it and believe with all your heart that I care enough to do something for you. Remember what my Son said to me: Father, Your will not my will be done.
4. LEAVE IT ALONE
When you wake up one morning, don’t say, “Thank you Lord, but I think I can handle things from now on.” Don’t you realize that I rescued you from the pit of despair where sin had you bound as a prisoner, and you are still in rehab? Why do you think you’re feeling stronger now? It’s simple. You shared your burdens with me, and I’m working on them with you. Also, I keep renewing your strength and have you covered with my precious blood. Look at it this way: If stop helping you with these problems, you’ll be right back where you started?
5. TALK TO ME
I’m always here, day and night. Remember, I bought you with a price, and you are all mine. So I want you to stop being distressed over things you really don’t need. If you don’t, it could drive you crazy. Forget the worry and the fretting because you know I’m in control. But there’s one thing I want you to never forget. Please talk to me – OFTEN! I love you. I want to hear your voice. I want you to include me in the things going on in your life. I want to hear you talk about your friends and family. Prayer is simply you having a conversation with me. I want to be your closest friend.
6. HAVE FAITH
I see a lot of things from up here that you can’t see from down there. Have faith in me that I know what I’m doing. Trust me, you wouldn’t want to see what I see. I will continue to care for you, watch over you, and meet your needs. You only have to trust me. Although I have a much bigger task than you, what’s big to you is small to me. After all, how hard can trust be?
You were taught to share when you were only two years old. When did you forget? That rule still applies. Share with those who are less fortunate than you. Share your joy with those who need encouragement. Share your laughter with those who haven’t heard any in such a long time. Share your tears with those who are mourning. Share your faith with those who have none.
8. BE PATIENT
I managed to fix it so that in just one lifetime you could have so many wonderful experiences. You grow from a child to an adult, have children, change jobs many times, learn many trades, travel to so many places, meet thousands of people, and experience so much. How can you be so impatient then when it takes me a little longer than you expect to handle something on my to-do-list? Trust in my timing, for my timing is perfect. Just because I created the entire universe in only six days, everyone thinks I should always rush, rush, rush.
9. BE KIND
Be kind to others, for I love them just as much as I love you. They may not dress like you, or talk like you, or live the same way you do, but I still love you all. Please try to get along, for my sake. I created each of you different in some way. It would be too boring if you were all identical. Please know I love each of your differences.
10. LOVE YOURSELF
As much as I love you, how can you not love yourself? You were created by me to be loved, and to love in return. I am Love. Love me. Love your neighbors. But also love yourself. It makes my heart ache when I see you so angry with yourself when things go wrong. You are very precious to me. Don’t ever forget that!
With all my heart, I love you,