It Was Good

Meanwhile, the moment we get tired in the waiting, God’s Spirit is right alongside helping us along. If we don’t know how or what to pray, it doesn’t matter. He does our praying in and for us, making prayer out of our wordless sighs, our aching groans. He knows us far better than we know ourselves, knows our pregnant condition, and keeps us present before God. That’s why we can be so sure that every detail in our lives of love for God is worked into something good.
Romans 8:26-28

For some time now even picking up a book or hearing a sermon I get– PROPER PERSPECTIVE IS EVERYTHING.

You have to understand the principle in perception.  I have to learn to keep a proper perspective.  Van Moody talks about it in his book, “iFactor” and I just heard it again through Bishop Tony Miller as he shared a word in Saddlebrook, NJ.

On Friday–I went to play some kickball with some colleagues after work.  Now I really didn’t know exactly or have ever played.  I just had an idea.  So I was placed in the Orange Team.  They were all excited, fired up and in good spirit! The energy was present and I enjoyed that a lot.  Basically this game is like baseball but with no bat.  You have to kick your way through.  Your bat is your foot!  And when they pitch you gotta kick the life out of that ball and hope it doesn’t go foul or that it isn’t caught in the air.

When it was my turn to kick I think I kept messing up. One of them I kicked a straight low ball. Eh! LOL! But I ran like crazy only to be hit with the ball out.  I came back to my team corner pouting and said, “What a bad kick!”

My team member said — “No it was good! You moved the guy from first to second base!”

He smiled–I smiled.

I wrote down the note quickly –yep! What a concept. My perception was way off thinking of my play.  I called it bad.  He called it good.  Because I didn’t see what was taking place on the outer field and only saw where I was on the field.  What I did wasn’t bad–for others.  To me it was an automatic out.  But to the other it actually helped them move a little further in the play! My “bad hit” was a good hit for someone else.

Isn’t life about team and not just self.  How much we are always seeing how far our setbacks appear to be not realizing how much it is helping someone else to get farther in the place that they are! Maybe the bad kick is a way to show how you are still trying.  Maybe it is a way that God is going to glorify Himself through your situation.

So many “bad kicks” of life are actually GOD’s kicks! To make not only us a winner but the entire team of His kingdom kids to walk as the champions that He has ordained us to be! So whatever kick you may find yourself in –just know that many of the bad ones are not designed to keep you down.  They are to help you and those around you rise above it triumphantly.  The kicks in life are to condition you to walk as living epistles and living champions despite the bad ones.

It’s never just about us.  It is never just about the kicks.  It is about purpose and having the proper perspective to see how God has everything aligned perfectly for us.

Helen Keller suffered an early bad kick that left her in life to continue with a disability. But that disability could not hold her back from her many other great abilities. See things as good. They are not all bad.  They may feel bad many times. BUT just know that as the Word of God declares…He is working ALL things together for His good! That is one thing we can be sure of! ❤


“The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision.” 
~Helen Keller


About Christina

Blessings to all that are viewing this. My name is Christina Cruz-Mendez. I am a Senior Pastor at Mission United International Church in Yonkers, NY working along side my husband Juan A. Mendez Jr. Senior Pastor, currently residing in Canton, Georgia. We have been together for 29 years with 2 children that God has blessed us with. Makes us the family of four - "JusChrist4". I have been a Christian and active in ministry for about 22 years now. Through all the rocky and smooth roads in life I am eternally grateful that God has brought me this far in life to share with the world what He is doing in me, through me and for me. View all posts by Christina

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