If I Were Never Cast Aside

Stella MitchellStarred Page By Stella Mitchell, 17th Jun 2013 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/3-o8h9nh/
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Sometimes the very thing that hurt us most can turn out for our good .... as it did for me ...

When I Was Five



When I was only five years old I was abandoned by my mother - and placed in the care of a Head Teacher of a village school . A year later I was adopted by the family - and to help me forget my former life they changed my name from Sheila to Stella - which means Star - and my second name means Bright ...

My new family were Christians - and so at that young age I was introduced to the Bible stories of Jesus - God's wonderful Son .

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Jump forward a few years ...until Sunday just gone - June the 16th - which was Father's Day in the UK and I was getting prepared to go to Church . As I put on my necklace - which had a little pearl in it - I felt in my heart that God showed me that my life was like that little pearl .

Pearls are formed by a grain of sand getting into an oyster which then tries to cover the irritant until eventually a beautiful pearl is formed -

The irritant of my life had been the trauma of rejection at so young an age - and all the subsequent changes that took place in my life ....but God showed me that if that had never taken place I might not have come to know Him as my Heavenly Father .. nor the love of Jesus as my Saviour and friend ..

The following poem came from those thoughts ...

His Star Bright



If I were never cast aside - as a little girl - nor felt the
rough sand enter in - to form a precious pearl - I never
Would have known the love - of my Heavenly King - who told
Me - He had chosen me - to be His special one - nor would He
Have given me - a brand new name - and called me His Star Bright -
No longer cast off - or rejected - but a treasured and beloved child -
In my Heavenly Father's sight .

He'll take You In His Loving Arms




This my friends - can be the same for all - who call on
Him in humble truth today - He'll take you in His loving arms -
And cast your past away - then - He'll call you His beloved
Child - and on you - His love - He'll graciously out-pour - then
You can enter His worldwide family - and be
Alone no more .

The Harvest That Is Ours To Reap



Though times may seem somewhat unfair - and people
Let us down - we can choose to turn out thoughts to
Bitterness - and wear a constant frown - or we can see
The hand of God - guiding our furrowed way - and see by
Faith - the harvest - that is ours to reap one day - So - we can
Either stand and pout - and suffer all alone - or smile with joy
In knowing - that God is in the detail of the path that
Leads to Home .

In All Things God Works For Good .



Yes - that is the truth - in all things - not just some things or only the happy things, but in all things - the Bible tells us - God works for the good of those who love Him , who are called according to His purposes . Rom 8:28

No matter what you have been through ..our Heavenly Father wants you to know that He is always there to help you .

So turn to Him today ...and trust Him ...

He will not let you down .

God bless you
Stella ><

The Greatest Gift Of All - For All

The Beauty Of A Silver Lining

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author avatar Mariah
17th Jun 2013 (#)

I love you Stella, you were never cast aside, but brought in to the forefront of God's light by your adoptive family, where God needed you to be, as a guiding star to the knowledge of his love and compassion.
Mariahxx

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author avatar Stella Mitchell
17th Jun 2013 (#)

It may have taken many years to understand this dear Mariah , But I believe you are right . Nothing is wasted in God's eternal purposes , but it is how we cope with those things that matters . I am so grateful to be a small part in the bigger picture .
God bless you my friend
Stella ><

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author avatar Chris Breva
17th Jun 2013 (#)

Stella I have found that God had designs on my life from many years ago. I didn't understand why I had to go through a lot of the things I went through but I went through them. Now when I look back I see that God had a reason for my pain. I learned valuable lessons from it. His Son Jesus suffered a lot during His lifetime and He died a horrible death. Even historians agree with that. Suffering teaches us many valuable lessons and I know that now. I am grateful for every bit of pain I ever suffered or ever will suffer.

Chris Breva

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author avatar Stella Mitchell
17th Jun 2013 (#)

Chris ...I have replied to your comment , but you will find it further down .
Bless you
Stella

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author avatar Mariah
17th Jun 2013 (#)

I have no doubt it has been a very difficult and emotional journey Stella, my heart goes out to you, as the child that you were when this happened, and for the turmoil of confusion pain and rejection you must have endured over the years, I can't begin to understand what that must feel like, but I
truly sympathise with what you have gone through.
You have become a strong and loving person Stella, and as I said, you are exactly where God chose you to be.
God Bless and all my love
Mariahxx

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author avatar Stella Mitchell
17th Jun 2013 (#)

I agree that sometimes God allows us to go through suffering and hardship , but not to destroy us , but to always draw us closer to Himself so that He can help us , and so that we can comfort others with the comfort we have been given .
God bless you Chris
Stella

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author avatar Stella Mitchell
17th Jun 2013 (#)

Oh dear , the comments are getting mixed up again .... I am very blessed my dear Mariah . I know who I am now , as a daughter of Almighty God . Secure in the knowledge that He will always be my loving , heavenly Father....and I am not ashamed to tell everyone that truth either . ..and I am also grateful for all He has helped me through in my life .
God bless you dear friend .
Stella ><

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author avatar cnwriter..carolina
18th Jun 2013 (#)

we are who we are because of what we choose and what we have done and so we are truly blessed...

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author avatar Stella Mitchell
18th Jun 2013 (#)

I would have to say here, dear Carolan , that I would not be here at all if it were not for the saving grace of the Lord , who lifted me by His love , out of a very deep pit and put a new heart in me that beats to His tune . psalm 51vs10-12point out the change I underwent .
God bless you with peace today
Stella ><

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author avatar Terry Trainor
18th Jun 2013 (#)

I like the way you have transformed the grit that makes the pearl into grit in your life that has changed to goodness. Great write my dear friend and yes another star, well deserved. Have a great day.

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author avatar Stella Mitchell
18th Jun 2013 (#)

Thank you so much dear Terry . The pearl has been a long time in the making , and the process still goes on . I have a fair ways to go still .
I pray you had a good Father's Day , and you are well my dear friend . Love to you and yours .
Many blessings
Stella >I<

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author avatar Terry Trainor
20th Jun 2013 (#)

Thank you Stella.

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author avatar Stella Mitchell
20th Jun 2013 (#)

You are welcome .
Bless you
Stella ><

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author avatar Oscar Crawford Media
18th Jun 2013 (#)

God never wastes our hurts but makes something beautiful.

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author avatar Stella Mitchell
18th Jun 2013 (#)

That is so true Oscar , if we recognize His footprints across the pages of our lives .One of my favourite verses from the Bible is Ecclesiastes Ch 3 verse 11....He has made everything beautiful in its time ...He is still working on me ....as with all of us who let Him .
God bless you today
Stella >I<

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author avatar Chris Breva
18th Jun 2013 (#)

I agree completely Stella, although I didn't understand that at one time. I thought my suffering was in vain. Now I use it in my writings to help others and that has to have come from God's guidance. I can see where He had His hand on me all my life as a writer allowing me to experience different things and encouraging me to experience other things just to make me a better writer today. I will be eternally grateful to Him for that.

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author avatar Stella Mitchell
18th Jun 2013 (#)

That is so good to hear Chris , as you can empathize with others when you have gone through some of their trials . However sometimes it is just the work of the devil to make us weary ,and some people blame God then , and say He doesn't care .
May God bless you always .
Stella

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author avatar Delicia Powers
18th Jun 2013 (#)

I now know- how such a beautiful soul as yours was woven and yet has so such strength...I have never left reading one of your pages without being inspired and in awe of your remarkable faith...thank you Stella your name is perfect because you do indeed shine....

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author avatar Stella Mitchell
18th Jun 2013 (#)

That is so kind of you to say my dear Delicia . there are times when the light is not as bright as it should be and I don't reflect the Perfect Light ., but my desire is to do so , so that is half the battle ...and if I can guide one lost soul to the Father then I shall be satisfied .
May your day be full of sunshine and joy my dear friend .
God bless you
Stella ><

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author avatar Songbird B
18th Jun 2013 (#)

I have to agree with Delicia, and despite so traumatic a childhood, you have found a faith that sustains you every day my friend. Your poems are always inspirational, your subject matter remarkable, and I am touched each and every time I read your page.. The hand of God works through you dear friend.. \0/x

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author avatar Stella Mitchell
18th Jun 2013 (#)

Bless you Songbird B for your kind comment . I gave my heart to the Lord when I was thirty four , and it was the best thing I have ever done . It hasn't been a smooth road ever since , but it is a glorious one . that is a whole story in itself .
God bless you dear friend .
Stella ><

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
18th Jun 2013 (#)

Inspiring life indeed dear Stella. I believe when one door closes many open for us to make a choice. We need to make the best use of the choice made by us and not lose ourselves in regret and lost opportunities. I have seen first hand those who are disadvantaged persevere more to succeed and feel grateful than those for whom everything is served on a silver plate - siva

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author avatar Stella Mitchell
18th Jun 2013 (#)

My plates will be of pure gold one day dear Siva , but not in this world , but I am content with the same earthenware as the rest of my fellow man if the crumbs fall from the Master's table for me to glean here and now . The proverbs tell us that a crust with contentment is better than a feast with strife . I couldn't agree more.
God bless you my dear friend .
Stella

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author avatar Shirley Shuler
19th Jun 2013 (#)

Stella, you were never alone, God is and was always standing by. We go through many things in this life for a reason, God doesn't make mistakes, your writings are a testimony to that...many blessings my friend

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author avatar Stella Mitchell
19th Jun 2013 (#)

Yes , I believe that with all my heart dear Shirley , and I am very honoured to be a pen in His hands to tell others of His love and saving grace .
God bless you
Stella ><

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author avatar Esther Thornburg
19th Jun 2013 (#)

It is great to recognize life plans beyond our control. God has a our purpose in all things.

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author avatar Stella Mitchell
20th Jun 2013 (#)

Sometimes we don't see the picture until the finer lines have been painted in dear Esther , and sometimes we are not shown the purpose of our situations until we have gone through the testing .
God bless you
Stella ><

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author avatar Retired
20th Jun 2013 (#)

You are pure love. Thank you for this exquisite heartfelt and beautiful share.

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author avatar Stella Mitchell
20th Jun 2013 (#)

Bless you dear Denise . I have my faults, and my feet are firmly on the ground , but I hope my life reflects a little of the Perfect Love of the Lord .
God bless you
Stella ><

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