I'll never forget my first Christmas as a singled divorce parent. I was already struggling to take care of the bills and fighting a war within concerning what God had called me to do. I recieved a call from a guy that I had dated thinking that he was ready to change because he invited me on a trip. Needless to say, this trip cost me four days in jail. All because he promised to buy my kids the things they needed for Christmas. Well, when I got out of jail, I came out knowing that I had to do what God had called me to do. I also recieved revelational knowledge that Christmas was a time to celebrate a risen Savior's birth by sharing. Not just gift or things, but knowledge of a Savior who is coming back again. So when I made it to my children I told them that because it's Jesus birthday and not theirs, we would give Him a gift.
My oldest stood and said, "That's great mom, I give Jesus my life", which was followed by and me too from my middle daughter. And my baby boy said, "Mommy, we know you don't have money but that's okay, I give Jesus my love." My heart almost melted. I went to the beauty shop and worked hard for the next couple of days. My sister and I went shopping on Christmas Eve. Needless to say, the stores were almost bare. I was able to get my children one gift a piece and one to give to someone else. This was the beginning of something huge for my children and I didn't even know it. God was changing the way we viewed Christmas and the way we viewed others.
You wouldn't imagine the pride they had when they handed a gift to someone else. They felt like they were doing God's work and I felt like God had done it again. See, when we take things into our own hands, our "it" never gets worked out. When we put our "it" in God's hands, not only does He work "it" out, He changes your life in the process. So If I can say just one sentence to you this holiday, it will most definitely be... "Give your "it" to God and let Him handle "it". Expect God to do "it". Have faith that He will do "it". God knows what you are going through and He cares for you. Stop focusing on the stuff you've lost and your circumstances and get ready to move forward. Obey God and watch Him work all of your "its" out. Be Blessed