Faith Filled Family Magazine November 2016 - Page 15

needed someone on short notice so she asked me if I could fill in. Well, of course, I said “YES” because this was my chance to tell my story. I have to tell it in a way to tie it back into business but that won’t be hard because overcoming addictions is like overcoming challenges with business. Both things you need to hand over to God. That speaking engagement because of Matthew also got canceled but they put me on the schedule to be the featured speaker in December. I truly believe that God used a bad situation to push me into it so that I can start our speaking ministry. It is going to be interesting but my whole life has prepared me for this moment. I am in awe at what God is doing in our life and yes, I wish it would be faster but everything is in God’s timing. It will happen under his timing because if you do it out of his timing then you are bound to fail or at least fall hard. He will prepare you for the vision he has for you if you give him a chance to do that. We all have the right now attitude and I still have to stop myself when I want to push faster than what God is doing in us. I have to remember that he is the one guiding us, not us guiding him. We want his blessing on this ministry. This reminds me of Gal 6:9 that says: “And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart”. of God in you while things are not happening but I am telling you that if you find a way not to lose heart, then the day will come when God’s vision starts to take hold of your life. When that happens, look out, because things will take off from there! Chris Benton Web: TheChrisBenton.com Web: InspiredMarriage FB: @TheChrisBenton Twitter: @TheChrisBenton I am Chris Benton. I run a Christian Blog and am launching a marriage ministry because God’s purpose for mine and my wife’s life is to help marriages. I have The key phrase is losing heart been writing for several years because that is the part that most now and have found a great people lose. They get frustrated passion in writing, so because of and then fade from their calling that I am writing a book on my 19 because of their current circum- years of addictions that I finally stances. God is saying don’t lose walked away from over 8 years heart while doing good even with ago! I have also started creating your current circumstances! short video messages. It is never easy to keep the hope