Rev. 19:5 - And a voice came out of the throne, saying, Praise our God, all ye his servants, and ye that fear him, both small and great.
Do you ever have these amazing highs in your life and then the next week your having a major low day? Do you ever feel some days that you could move mountains with Jesus by your side but then the next day you feel like you're in a dark hole accomplishing nothing for the greater good? Before God can open a new door in your life he wants you to learn to praise him in the hallways. In life we have setbacks. We get discouraged. We feel helpless and unused by God. But always rememberfor every setback God has an amazing comeback. God can use everyone in every area of life. He friends the friendless. He's a father to the orphans. He's a guide to the lost; and hope for the hopeless. Learn to praise God at all times in life. Don't get discouraged when it seems like God is not using you exactly as you want him to. Just stay faithful and stay willing. God doesn't call the experienced or the talented...he just calls those who are willing to heed his call. Praise God in the good days and the bad.
Sometimes we compare ourselves to other Christians and look at what they're accomplishing and think that we could never do that. Don't focus on other Christians; focus on Christ. God isn't the most impressed by the most successful Christians. He's looking for the ones that are ready and willing to do his will. The ones who are willing to work behind the scenes. Every good and amazing thing began with a willingness and a determination to do that amazing thing. Don't just set your eyes on doing amazing things. Set your eyes on serving Jesus and He will do amazing things through you.
Don't let this world discourage you. Keep serving Him. No matter what. I'm sure you know the popular saying-"Where God closes a door he opens a new one." I think that before he opens a new one he wants us to learn to praise him in the hallways. To keep on trusting in him even when we don't know what our future holds. When we don't know what's on the "other side of the door." God is in control. Stop worrying about what lies ahead. Just praise and serve him and then He will open amazing doors in your life.
Just learn to smile through the storms. Learn to praise him in the hallways.
Brittney Johnson is just your average (and crazy) teenage girl serving an extraordinary God. She loves reading amazing books, writing stories, and dreaming about someday publishing a book. She loves to blog and would be so glad if you read her posts, comment, and maybe even follow