YOUR PAIN IS SOMEONE'S GAIN
Although he was a So, He learned (active, special) obedience through what He suffered. And (His completed experience)making Him perfectly (equipped), He became the Author and Source of eternal salvation to all those who give heed and obey Him. HEBREWS 5:8-9
Have you ever needed a job, but every employment ad you read asked for someone with experience? You did not have any experience, and it frustrated you. I have been in that situation, and I remember thinking, How can I get experience if nobody will give me a job?
God also wants experienced help. When we go to work for God in His Kingdom, He will use everything in our past. No matter how painful it was, He considers it experience. Many of us have gone through difficult things, and those things qualify us to help take someone else through them, too. Our verses for today tell us that even Jesus gained experience through the things He suffered.
How could I write to you now if I had not gone through some difficult things and gained some valuable experience?
I encourage you to look at the wounds and difficulties you have suffered from a new viewpoint. Take a look at how you can use your pain for someone else's gain. Can your mess become your ministry? I am a specialist in overcoming shame, guilt, poor self-image, lack of confidence, fear, anger, bitterness, self-pity, and other negative feelings. Let me encourage you to be positive about your past, and your pain, and realize that it can all be used for good in God's Kingdom.
LOVE YOURSELF TODAY: Nothing you have been through will be wasted. Everything that has been pain can become gain in God's hands.