The Second Reason God Allowed Me to Become Homeless: I Stopped Using My Gifts and Talents (Part Two)

Until next Monday's post about gifts and talents, I will leave you with this: "I have never met anybody who was exceptional at anything who didn't have some experience somewhere in their life where they were crushed." - Bishop T.D. Jakes You'll recognize John Jenkins from many previous posts, including "Why Does God Allow Bad … Continue reading The Second Reason God Allowed Me to Become Homeless: I Stopped Using My Gifts and Talents (Part Two)

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The Second Reason God Allowed Me to Become Homeless: I Stopped Using My Gifts and Talents (Part One)

The key to this post lies in the introductory clause of my previous post. I started writing this blog four years ago. Four -- 4 -- yearrrrs ago. I should be done by now, at least with the memoir part. I've stopped and restarted for three reasons: I don't like thinking about all the bad … Continue reading The Second Reason God Allowed Me to Become Homeless: I Stopped Using My Gifts and Talents (Part One)

The No. 1 Reason God Allowed Me to Become Homeless: Because He Said He Would

When I started writing this blog four years ago, I shared that I've been shoveling food down my throat to prevent myself from telling people off since I was a kid. I also shared the following reasons I believe God gave me food allergies at age 38: Gluttony is a sin. Christians are supposed to act … Continue reading The No. 1 Reason God Allowed Me to Become Homeless: Because He Said He Would

12 Reasons Why God May Be Allowing You to Suffer: A Recap

While I was homeless last fall, I shared 12 reasons why God allows Christians to suffer: God may be allowing you to suffer because he's testing you, according to Bishop Noel Jones. "The real test is not rags to riches," he said. "That ain't the real test. That's the right direction. The real test is … Continue reading 12 Reasons Why God May Be Allowing You to Suffer: A Recap

13 Ways to Achieve Success (Lessons from God’s Dealings with the Israelites)

From the previous four posts, you learned that God doesn't want you to fear anything, that God wants you to demonstrate your faith in him like the man with the withered hand demonstrated his faith to Jesus, and that God wants you to do your part before he steps into your situation to do his. … Continue reading 13 Ways to Achieve Success (Lessons from God’s Dealings with the Israelites)

What Faith + Doing Your Part Looks Like

My previous two posts stated God wants you to demonstrate your faith like the man with the withered hand demonstrated his to Jesus, and he wants you to do your part before he does his. The Israelites provided a great example, according to Dr. Darrell Scott. How the Israelites Demonstrated Their Faith in God "Hebrews … Continue reading What Faith + Doing Your Part Looks Like

God Wants You to Do Your Part, and Then He’ll Do His 

When you picture the Israelites in the wilderness for 40 years, what do you see? According to Dr. Darrell Scott, your pastor may have led you to believe the Israelites were surviving by eating manna every day -- i.e., waiting for God to give them what they needed. With that in mind, you may be … Continue reading God Wants You to Do Your Part, and Then He’ll Do His