I believe what You say of me, Lord!! In You I find my worth and identity!! I believe!!!
I don’t know about you, but there are times in my life where I find myself thinking back on my life journey and having regrets.
It would be so great if everything I have done and everything I have said was perfect. It would be so great to have no regrets…to not have a burden for things that highlight what an imperfect, flawed, and weak vessel that I was and continue to be.
I am not perfect. But, I know One who is! Jesus Christ, my beloved Lord and Savior, is perfect in all that He says and does!
I am so humbled and thankful that He loves me in spite of all of my weaknesses and flaws. I am so humbled that He still can use me for His glory in spite of all of the things that I do wrong.
But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. (2 Corinthians 12:9)
And I am comforted in knowing that He has used all of my mistakes and “regrets” to help mold and shape me into who He is calling me to be!
And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose. (Romans 8:28)
Brothers and Sisters, if you are going through a time of regret, don’t let it stop you from forging ahead and answering the call of God on your life! God doesn’t focus on what we lack…He focuses on who we are to become in and through Him! And we are not to focus on what we lack…but we are to focus on all that we have through His abundance!
So! Today I choose to shift my focus away from myself and all of what I am not…and I choose to align myself with God and shift my focus onto all that I am through His amazing grace and through the empowerment of the Holy Spirit!!
Will you join me? One, two, three…..SHIFT!!
God’s Word to you today:
YOU ARE NOT ALONE IN YOUR BATTLE! I AM WITH YOU AND I WILL NEVER LEAVE YOU. NOTHING WILL BE ABLE TO DESTROY YOU FOR I AM SURROUNDING YOU WITH MY STRENGTH AND LOVE.
DON’T LOOK TO YOUR OWN STRENGTH-FOCUS ON MY STRENGTH! DON’T RELY ON YOUR OWN PLAN OF ACTION-RELY ON MY PLAN!
I LOVE YOU! TRUST THAT MY LOVE FOR YOU IS GREATER THAN ANY LOVE THAT HAS FAILED YOU. LEAN INTO ME! I WILL HOLD YOU AND YOU WILL GET THROUGH THIS!!
“The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.” Deuteronomy 31:8 NIV
“No one will be able to stand against you all the days of your life. As I was with Moses, so I will be with you; I will never leave you nor forsake you.” Joshua 1:5 NIV
I am sitting here this morning listening to the thunder and rain and drinking my coffee. As I was looking at my photos, I came across this one and immediately felt the heart of God for those that are getting over a painful experience (or trying to).
Ahhhhh Beloved, the Lord hears your cries! He feels your pain! But, He is ready to walk with you out of this place of suffering. It is indeed time for you to “let go.” He will use this time to help you grow.
And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose. Romans 8:28 ESV
He doesn’t want you to stay in that place of suffering. He has so much awaiting you! It’s time to take that step forward!
The New Year is upon us!
I hear the Lord calling us to a deeper faith…a stronger faith…a focused faith.
We are being called to take a leap of faith! We are being propelled by the power of the Holy Spirit to leave our “comfort zone” and make a leap into our future!
I see the Lord lifting us up and above those things that would hold us down, The wind of the Holy Spirit will carry us over those places that seem impossible to navigate.
Don’t look down…don’t focus on your ability to make the jump! Look up!! Focus on the Lord and HIS ability!
Get ready!! Focus!! Breathe deeply and let the breath of God fill your lungs!!
TAKE THE LEAP!!
What do you need?
God has it in abundance!
He loves you!
He will never fail you!
He is for you – not against you!
His arms are waiting.
Let Him hold you.
Let Him strengthen you.
Hear His whisper of encouragement…
Come to Me!
We are one!
I love you!