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They said, 'nothing good can come out of Nazareth", John 1: 46, did they say something similar about you? "She cannot amount to anything, she is a drunken alcoholic, divorced, nothing good can come out of her".
People will talk, they will say hurtful things, but no one will be ready to pull you out so that something good can come out of you. But God says, He came not for the righteous and the show off people. He came for the drunkens, the alcoholics, the child molester, the rapists, the discarded and the lost, for me and for you - Luke 5: 32. He says, it is not the healthy who need a doctor, it is the sick who need a doctor. We are the sick, who need Him - Mark 2: 17.
God had put a purpose, a promise inside all of us. It is a gift, a talent that is inside each one of us. It is what we will do with that gift makes the devil scared of us. He will try to kill that promise, by killing you, by putting challenges and troubles and road blocks all around you, so that you will never find out who you were meant to be, who God has created you to be.
He makes sure that you keep your focus on your problems that he sends your way and roam around in the desert, lost and weary all the days of your life, never finding out your real purpose, your real calling in life.
I nearly died when I was born, of breathing complications. But God kept me. My little chest was squashed behind a heavy pile of messanites when I was a child playing hide and seek, that nearly killed me. A flying tin hit me during a hurricane when I was a child trying to run out of our falling roof, missing my neck but cutting my thigh a deep 18 cm length. For a child, it is the whole thigh but God saved me once again.
At the age of twelve, I drank so much water during my own baptism in the ocean, I had to be revived.
I lost a baby to domestic violence, a lost a little child to divorce, lost my support my mentor, my mother and my father, my own families discarded me, I lost much, but in all those loses and weeds I also found a flower, a one thing that surpasses all the losses, His Name is Jesus. My mother gave me Jesus when I was born. The enemy of God(Lucifer/Satan) knew God has put in the inside of us all, a legacy, a promise, so he immediately targets you once you are born.
In that one Name, Jesus, I found love, redemption, forgiveness, hope and to live again.
You cannot stop bad things from happening to you, or making some wrong choices that take you in a direction far away from God. But God says in Isaiah 59: 1, that His hand is not short, that He cannot reach you even in your deep dark hole, neither is His ear deaf that He cannot hear you. He hears your sigh, He sees your unshed tears, He hears your whispers and your thoughts. He loves you more than you can ever imagine.
People will talk, they will chatter, but the Word of God speak louder that the waves of the ocean.