Because Of The Flood
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Because Of The Flood

"Life isn't about what has happened, it's about what it means after it happened". ~ Steven Furtick

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Because Of The Flood
Stephanie Dorcius

In order to fully get this article, you will have to read the one before it. If you didn't get to read "Are You Ready For The Flood?", it was a correlation between my apartment that was flooded and how God saved me when my life was flooded. There is a French proverb "apres la pluie le beau temps" which means to me, "there will be good days after the bad days." In fact, I believe that there are more good than bad days because the bad days never last forever.

Right before I started to write this piece, I watched a sermon by Pastor Steven Furtick and he said: "life isn't about what has happened, it's about what it means after it happened." When he said that, he was talking about Paul and everything that has happened to him and in that moment a lot of the things that have happened in my life made sense.

Because our apartment was flooded and some of our clothes got dirty all over, we decided that we will fix our clothes right after we do the laundry, and not leave boxes laying around. The flood meant something and we learned something from it. It is also the same for the floods of our lives. After my life was flooded and God rescued me, my life changed drastically. I lived the first 22 years of my life living without fearing God, and doing what I thought was "good." When God took me out of that flood, I realized that I would have never been able to take myself out. I mean everything changed to the point that I even question myself at times because I couldn't believe the changes that God was making in me.

From September 2017 to now, God has done so much for me that I can't even thank Him enough. God has brought out things in me that I didn't even know I had the ability in me to do. One of the best thing that has happened to me is that God has created in me a forgiving heart something I didn't know I had in me. I said countless times that I would never forgive a lot of people in my life. But after I was flooded in sin, and realized how GOD FORGIVES( because He is forgiving me everyday) EVERYTHING, I begin to think who am I to not forgive someone who have sinned against me about 50 times. If He forgives EVERYTHING, who are we to not forgive 1000 times? I was trying to count how many times I have sinned against God and I felt like my head was about to explode because it was too much to count. The more I learned about forgiveness, the more I realized that forgiving other people has nothing to do with them, but everything to do with God.

Another thing that the flood of my life has produced is the urge to get to know God more by having an intimate relationship with Him. Just like in our everyday life, the people that knows us the most are the people that are closer to us whom we spend the most time with. It is the same for God. How do we expect to know God intimately if we are not creating time to spend time with Him?

I want you to ask yourself the following questions: who is God to me? What area of my life is flooded? How will I get out of this flood? Am I ready for this fight? Better yet, are you fighting a fight that's already been won?

I really hope this piece helps you or a loved one overcoming any flooded areas of your life.

Xoxo,

DD

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