6 comments on “God Factors In Our Detours

  1. Hey there brother Jim, I am in a place in my life where I’m absolutely lost. I am 32 years old and in the past 12 years I have been in the military 4 times, college, married, children, divorced, homeless, and God has used me in a way that ultimately made me drop EVERYTHING to go on assignments. Moving from here to there and totally living off the grace of God and the kindness of others. My family doesn’t understand and those closest to me have turned on me and think that I’m crazy. They will never understand the work that I have done for Yaweh. I am incapable of facilitating a normal life and wonder sometimes if I am cursed. I live with so much sorrow everyday that it’s unbearable. I miss my children so much and don’t get to see them. I’m in debt with child support and college loans. I don’t have a job, house, transportation or hope it seems anymore. I stumbled across your blog because I was interested in becoming a monk (because I’ve failed at everything else) and Jesus is the only person that brings me peace in this prison we live in. Not sure if they would accept me as a monk, I’m covered in tattoos and look like the world but my heart is of Christ Jesus.
    Please pray for me that I find my place in the will of Almighty God.

  2. Nick,
    I will pray for you. I will also pray you find the right church fellowship, a place where others who have been, or are in, your situation will give you understanding, compassion and guidance. God did not create us to live alone. Even in a monastery the brothers may have their own room, but they must live socially. I pray you find the right friends and mentors to lift you out of this cycle and into the fullness of life Christ died for you to have.
    Blessings,
    Jim

  3. Jim, I follow your blog after Susan Walker showed it to me several months ago. This was an awesome reminder and the perfect word of encouragement that I needed today! Thank you for sharing!

    -Erin Webb

  4. Erin,
    Thanks for the compliment and for taking the time to comment on the blog. I still find it humbling that long after I’ve written something someone will stumble upon it and God uses it in their life. I’m grateful God uses all of us in ways that continue to surprise.
    Blessings,
    Jim

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