1. Proverbs 13:12 (KJV) Hope deferred maketh the heart sick: but when the desire cometh, it is a tree of life.

When God is in your life there is always hope for you.

It’s only because of God that I am where I am today. I am the leader of a multi-purpose ministry serving people around the world of which I have the amazing opportunity to share the leadership of the Lord purposed for all people.

Why do I say it’s only God? Well, I’ll explain by sharing something with you that I don’t talk about very often.

It’s my hope that perhaps you’ll find it encouraging.

When I was younger, I had a terrible problem of hanging with the wrong people.

As a result, my life was set on a path of bad choices and influences in the early years of my life.

Your starting point in life matters a lot. You might have been born to a good family or a not so good one.

You might have been born in a rich family or a poor one. You might have been raised in a toxic environment or a healthy one.

But God, in His wisdom, had chosen to use me, in spite of the person that I was and the many bad choices that I made.

I wouldn’t give up even though the circumstances were lined up against me.

I was tempted to let go of my dream, but instead, I held on to God.

You see, God had given me something important to say, even if I couldn’t make good choices.

When God changes your life, you are more then changed you are made new.

Today I am working and praying with all my heart and mind and I am focused on God’s plan, and God is seeing me through the times of bad decisions today as well.

I have become an instrument for God to help people and leaders make good decisions for their lives and destiny.

My change didn’t happen overnight. I had to work, I had to learn, I had to pray, I had to make more mistakes, and I had to get some help from other leaders and mentors.

But God has changed me for His Glory. Some would have counted me out, but God never did. 

And I never gave up because it wasn’t an option.

Point to ponder

A changed life doesn’t seem likely when you’re at wits end and your hope is lost.

But if you will stay the course, you will discover God’s power to redirect what’s needed in your life.

Look to the Lord always, honor God first, and then watch the Lord use your life in ways you never imagined for your good and His glory.

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Kingdom Blessings,

Pastor James Baker, Jr.

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