Life Changing Moments

Stop and think of the real monumental moments of your life. How did they change things for you? Some are good, some not so much, but none the less, life-changing. How did you handle those moments?

As I am writing this post, the devastation of Hurricane Harvey and another massive “category 5” storm named Irma is aimed at Florida and bearing down on our coast. Grim reminders of how from moment to moment life changes, tragedy or triumph changes come. One day, one decision, one life-changing moment after another, we must rise to a level of courage to continue on, in spite of what we have experienced or what lies ahead! I think that when life puts the squeeze on us, it is a revealing experience. It will expose our hearts and minds revealing the hero or villain hidden within us, our true character on display. Life-changing moments can help us see who we really are and what we need to improve or build upon.

Life-changing, metal-testing experiences are coming. Are you ready?

Some will be big but seem so small; others will seem so small but become bigger than life! Life seems to know exactly how to throw curve balls we are not ready for, so how do you cope? How do you prepare against road rage, cheating, needing to be right all the time, late all the time or lying about everything? These seem small until… they become a life-changing moment.

We all need a super-hero! We all hope we will be a super-hero when the occasion comes. In that moment, will the good or the bad be revealed?

Matthew 12:34b says that out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks!

Would you really like to know what’s in your heart? Well, it is actually easy to know exactly what is in there. When life puts a little squeeze on you, just listen to what comes out. You can hear it in living color! If you are full of bitterness, envy, and strife, that is what comes out. If you are full of God’s Word, compassion, and love, that is what will come flowing out of your mouth.

Life puts the squeeze on us, and this is often when life-changing moments happen. What comes out of you? Remember what you say is what you sow. Your words are like seeds; they are ready to go out there and produce for you. What kind of harvest will they bring? I contend that sometimes we fail to recognize the real life-changing moments.

Moments of faith or frustration unleash our word seeds, and the harvest is planted.

When you were a child without a lawn of your own, it was fun to blow the dandelions and watch the seed pods flying in the air. One day you finally figured out what had been happening. Likewise, you need to understand that your words are like seed before you let them go. When you do, you become the one in charge of your life-changing moments. It can go a level above that when your word is the Word. When you speak the Word of God, and you are in agreement with Him, the Bible says that He is careful to perform His Word. The Word is more powerful seed than any other, and the caregiver is a cut above what you can do on your own. Talk about defining moments!

Load your heart and mind with the Word of God. When life pressures you, out will come seeds you want to see flying through the air and going out to start your next harvest! Life-Changing Moments. Even if you are standing in the midst of a mess, you decide how life will go from there!

Declare your destiny in the middle of the storm. Your words are filled with power.

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Fred Hughes, M. Photog. ~ Photographer, Author, Teacher, Speaker www.byfredhughes.com

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