1,000 Likes And More News

What an interesting week this has been for dear ole Stu!

I received some very disheartening news the other day at work. I have been laid off. Not sure what to do next.

Yet God still surprises me at every turn. Tonight at Celebrate Recovery several people came up to me and proclaimed things to me about my future and that they were praying for me. Now, understand, I haven’t told but a very select few about work til just now, to you all. So I was kind of taken back tonight.

But then I was reminded of a saying a dear friend of mine told me her son used to say…

I got this ~ God

So despite my doubts to the future, I know God holds my future in the palm of his hand. He knows my next move, though I don’t.

And the same day as my bad news from work, my blog lights up with comments and likes unlike anything I was seen in the five years I have been blogging. Maybe it was another way for God to say I got this.

I’m flipping through the notifications, replying to everyone’s comments and I see this…

Guys, I can not express my thanks enough for all your support this year. Your love, encouragement and support has meant the world to me this year. I have struggled this year as to what to write about, honestly. There are so many thoughts going through my head at times.

I want to write about a positive mindset when it comes to sex. I want to write more about my struggle with porn and where it took me but at the same time I’m scared to. I want to continue to write about daily struggles and point people to Christ.

So, I guess this is a thank you and prayer request post…lol.

Thank you my dear friends for all the likes. I truly am humbled that you all have enjoyed reading my posts and that some of you have been touched by them. That, honestly, means more to me than the likes…just saying πŸ™‚

I ask that you pray for me in regards to a new career. That God will open the right doors and close the bad ones. Also I ask that you pray for my heart, that I continue writing what God places there to share and that I do not get in the way.

Thank you and God bless,

Stu

35 thoughts on “1,000 Likes And More News”

  1. Praying for you brother!!! Have you ever thought about writing a book about the things God has brought you through and the wisdom He has given you over the years on porn addiction and sex in marriage? You have a real gift at writing! God may be positioning you to be able to pick something up when it comes to the call on your life. He also uses these moments to strengthen our faith in Him and change our hearts. I will be praying for you!!!!

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    1. Actually sis, I’ve had several mention to me that I should write a book. It’s not out of the realm of what God can do, that’s for sure. For He sure has brought me safely through a lot of things over the years.

      Thank you for the prayers. They are greatly appreciated πŸ™‚

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      1. You should definitely write one Stu!!! You’ve been through a lot and that is something God can use to change many lives. Ask God, if he gives the thumbs up, you should definitely do it! πŸ™‚

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  2. PTL! Congrats on your 1,000 likes, Stu! May God continue to bless you and your blog! And to bring you His wisdom and guidance regarding it.
    I’m so sorry about your bad news of your job. That is interesting that God would send you so much encouragement just when you need it. That’s just like His great love.
    Praying for you, as your days ahead bring new possibilities! God can! He is able! And He loves you and those young’uns something fierce! πŸ˜‰

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  3. I’ll add more likes if I could! You’re such a blessing, and there’s no way God has brought you this far to suddenly leave you hanging high and dry. No way! Yes, He’s got this too! I’ll be looking forward to all He has to say through you. I read Philippians 4:4-9 this morning and it’s not a coincidence to see your post after reading it. Prayers with thanksgiving are going up to Him on your behalf, He’ll feel your heart with His peace. Amen.

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  4. Praying for you Stu… this sounds like a door God is opening…. continue to walk in the direction He is illuminating…..He will make your path straight. Congrats on the likes!

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  5. Stu as one door closes another will open something far better for you. Ask for all the doors to opportunity be permanently opened, so that you may have a lucrative life, filled with happiness, love and joy. You are being moved for a complete fresh start, this is part of leave the past behind. Keep moving forward in God.

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  6. Congratulations on the 1000 likes. You’ve been a great friend and blessing to me and I’ll always be grateful. God’s got it in control. I am going through a hard time now. I studied subjects that I didn’t like for the past two years and my unfaithfulness in my studies have brought about some bad report cards. Tomorrow, my final results are scheduled to be published and I am really worried. But I am comforted in many ways . Even though I messed by not studying, a mistake I am hoping I’ll never make again, I know God has my back just the way he’s got your back. He has shown that in the past and I believe he will again. I’ll be praying for you, brother. Keep thriving! Who we are is no longer defined by us but by Jesus!!!! πŸ™‚ Oh that sounds soooo nice. doesn’t it?

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    1. Thank you Stefan! You have been a blessing to me as well. I look forward to our friendship growing πŸ™‚

      Hey, I get not studying for a subject that you do not like. I did that in high school. God does have our backs brother. Thanks you for the prayers. I am praying for you as well.

      “Who we are is no longer defined by us but by Jesus!!!!” Powerful!!

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