Blog Everyday in May Challenge Day 2
Educate us on something you know alot about or are good at. Take any approach you'd like (serious and educational or funny and sarcastic)
- Sometimes I am good at loving people, but sometimes I am selfish and forget that whole "regard others as higher than yourself" part of the bible.
- Sometimes I am good at eating healthy, but sometimes Chic Fila calls my name.
- I am good at school, except for anything math and science related.
That is easy. The one thing that I want to teach you, tell you, remind you of is this one simple, life changing, liberating truth: God isn't mad at you.
I was stuck in this wrong thinking for years. Years of my life I thought I had already "blown it", so why keep trying? I felt like I had let God down, myself down, my friends and family, and that I would never be right again. I felt ashamed of my mistakes, and because of that shame, felt like the only path I had left to walk was one of sin and more shame. I turned my back on God after one mistake, and although I believed in Him, I wasn't sure that he still believed in me. I wasn't sure that He even still loved me.
But I am here to tell you that God is a God of GRACE. Of Mercy. That you cannot outsin his love. It doesn't matter where you have been, or what you have done because God loves you and is pursuing you. Those years of my life that I was running from God, he was waiting for me with outstretched arms, waiting for me to run back into them. Waiting to wrap his arms of comfort, love, and peace around me and tell me "I forgive you. I love you."
It is never too late, you are NEVER too far gone, theres nothing you can do to make God love you less. There's no sin that he can't redeem. You are loved, my sweet friend. You are forgiven. God isn't mad at you. He hasn't given up on you. He is FIGHTING for you. I pray that if you are stuck in shame, regret, fear, or sin, that you just turn back to God and let his forgiveness and grace wash over you and make you new.