Serenity


There is a beautiful plaque that says,

“God grant me the SERENITY to accept the things I cannot change, The courage to change the things I can, and the Wisdom to know the difference.”  As I was reading that plaque, I took a good look at the picture it was printed on and noticed something I had never seen before looking at the eagle.   The eagle was soaring high above the valley and below the eagle were clouds dotted over the valley.  The valley was barren of green grass and the trees were stripped of green leaves.  There were scraggly rocks below the eagle and the mountain that he was flying past looked exactly like the valley below him…… ragged cliffs and rocks….

But the eagle was not looking down, he was looking up as he soared.  The sky above the eagle was gray;  the mountain was higher than the eagle but the eagle was moving upward in the direction of his gaze. There was peace on the face of the eagle, no fear was painted into this picture.  Only confident knowing that all is well with the flight no matter what it looks like below or above.

Serenity is the state or quality of being serene, dignity, tranquility, clear, quiet in the midst of whatever is going on around you.  You are not ruffled or moved by the storms of life.  You have found peace that passes all understanding.

Last night at church, God spoke to me about purpose in my life.  He has given me serenity in that purpose and I know that I know that I know that I know: ALL who love and believe in Him and have faith in Him are His Masterpieces and that He has made us to do great things in tandem with Him.    He has given us His Holy Spirit and He will enable us to do everything He tells us to do in His Name.

He has made us His  caretakers of whatever He has called us to do on this earth and He has given us the power to do it. And it is by His grace that you can achieve that goal.  If you jump up and think you can do it all by yourself, look for a major train wreck in your life to get you back on the right track.  Read what pride does to you in the instruction manual. 

 What is your purpose and do you have serenity in achieving your purpose?  Remember, you must be dependent on Him to reach your destination and you must remember that you can’t reach heaven by your own efforts.  You must trust God.

God grant us all the serenity to accept the things we cannot change and give us all the courage to change the things we can and most of all we pray You give us the wisdom to know the difference.

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