God's promise, akosmopolite

When God Promises…

By Trina Otero

Have you ever experienced serendipity right after having an experience or after hoping for a sign? Except I must say I don’t really think serendipity is based on luck and chance…it is synchronicity. Well, every time I experience a synchronicity I am filled with so much excitement and joy; tingling all over from a “high” and eager to see what will happen next. 🙂

About two weeks ago, while I was writing about a personal experience, my friend Ashley began talking about the sermon she heard at church. She said when God promises you something, it doesn’t mean you don’t have to work for it. Doesn’t mean the way will be perfect or that you have to be perfect. She mentioned Moses was promised that he would get the Israelites out of Egypt, but they had to face some obstacles along the way. She said when God promises something to you, it doesn’t mean it will be easy.. You will have to put in effort. And you don’t have to be perfect. You don’t have to do everything perfectly to receive your promise. You just have to work hard, do your best, put forth effort. And have faith. Don’t be afraid that you won’t get everything right – you might not – but when God promises, God delivers.

This was such a beautiful, serendipitous sign for me. It made me smile from ear to ear, and radiate joy from the depths of my heart outwards into the world. Little things like this always serve as inspiration… cookie crumbs to my destination… echoes in the wind. I am so grateful for the constant communication I have, and can have, when I keep myself open to listen.

What promises do you feel God has made with you? Have you given up or do you hold onto your faith? Well, keep your faith, my friends. Keep your faith!





2 thoughts on “When God Promises…

  1. Dewin Nefol says:

    Hey Trina,

    Perhaps Synchronicity and Serendipity arrive together as impressions within the heart and mind?

    Depending on one’s perspective, it is either thought or the imagination that is the inventive and creative driving force behind our perception, and both can lead us into a convincing deep experience. But ‘Faith’ said the great poet Kahlil Gibran, ‘is an oasis in the heart which will never be reached by the caravan of thinking’.

    And if faith, hope and belief are the most aspiring of human virtues, then perhaps the appearance of Synchronicity and Serendipity in our life bring the motivation for us to achieve all three.

    Stay shiny 🙂


    DN – 20/04/14


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