MY FEATURED GUEST BLOGGER : DARTANNON WILSON
Bio: Dartannon Wilson, also known as The Livin Proof, Is a Texas A&M University – Commerce Alumni, Speaker, Writer, Coach, Mentor, and Basketball coach who’s passion is to help people reach their God given purpose in life. His goal is to get people from being who others want them to be, to becoming who they were called to be in their life. Dartannon Started a Foundation called Dream Leaders which started of doing interviews of successful people that already worked their dream job or on the road to succeed. His mission now is to inspire all the dreamers in the world to become leaders of their dreams. He has recently published 2 books titled: Dream Leaders: Becoming the leader of your dreams. The Positive Notebook, Which is to inspire motivate and empower. Growing you mentally, physically, and spiritually.
“Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance.” James 1:2-3
Some of us have already faced some trials that almost seemed impossible to overcome. We all know that in some part of our life we will face different trials and tribulations. But know that when trials and tribulations come, it’s to test our faith in what we believe.
If you believe and trust God to get you through it, then he will get you through it. It’s a matter of the duration of your faith. You can’t have faith on day 1 through day 5 and begin to doubt on day 6. Faith doesn’t work that way. Faith is an on going thing. As the scripture says, faith produces perseverance. Meaning you are still in the race and not counted out. Don’t allow trials and tribulations to steal your joy.
If your focus is on God, nothing can steal your joy. The difference between happiness and joy is this: Happiness is more of self pleasure. Yes, I know in the midst of a storm you want happiness but that still is just a focus on yourself. Yes you may be in a storm, but there are people around you that are still stuck in their storm. Joy is more of doing for others and not just focused on yourself. In the midst of your storm, it is the joy from God that keeps you pressing on and continue to bless those around you.
People can try to steal your happiness but they can’t take away the joy that was given to you from God. Don’t allow the enemy to steal what God has given you.“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” Romans 15:13
Allow God’s Joy and Peace to come upon you, simply by just trusting in him, overflowing with hope. God loves you. All he ask is that you trust him. “Do not grieve, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.” Nehemiah 8:10 Joy is strength. Not just your joy. But the joy of the Lord. Amen!
Thank you Dartannon for this beautiful post. Friends, I believe in celebrating life. Not celebrating only circumstance but celebrating and praising simply because — when you live life amidst adversity, there you find JOY. And seeing His hand work in your life, unlocks great JOY! Amen! God bless.💕
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Blessings and Love…😊🙏❤