Welp guys apparently there is just no hope for me to blog every day lol. I did try though! Maybe next year! I just wanted to stop in today and share a little bit about what God is teaching me in this season of my life. I may even just turn it into a little series because there is honestly so much to talk about.
Today I want to share with you what God really opened my eyes to last week at church. And just to be fair this isn’t anything new and if you’re a Christian you have definitely heard it before – many times at that – but still I really just want to explain it in a way that hopefully will help you guys really take it in too, that is if it’s something you struggle with as well.
What I’m talking about is condemnation. I am my own worst critic and always fail to give myself grace when I do anything wrong, even when it’s something small. And I’m not saying that we all should just not care about when we do things that we know are wrong but there’s something to say about how we treat ourselves and others when things don’t go the way that they should or the way that God would want.
Something in my head finally clicked last week at church when my pastor was talking about how our main mission as Christians should be to share the love of God with others. And not just in our actions but with our words. We need to be going out and TELLING others just how great our God is. And to be open and honest here this is something I struggle with in real life. I love writing about it here where nobody really knows who I am but when it comes to the real people in my life I sometimes get ashamed or afraid of what they will think of me.
But also, more than that we need other Christians to help us share this message. It is not an easy task by any means and we needs others to stand along side us and just be there or just be praying for us. This is God’s work and we need to be pleading with Him to help. And this has been the hardest thing for me. I’ve been afraid to get to know new Christians because I’ve been afraid of what they will think of me. I know my own heart and how messy it is and I don’t want to let others know it too.
But God has really been opening my eyes to show me that no matter how messy we feel, He doesn’t condemn us. And if He doesn’t condemn us then why should we be afraid of other people? God doesn’t care about what these people think of us and neither should we. Let’s try to remember in those times how Jesus died for this sin so no matter how long we struggle with it God still never holds it against us. Let’s get back up, continue striving and praying to overcome it, but not let ourselves to allow it to stop us from doing the amazing work that He has already planned for us to do. He loves us and He loves everyone around us and He needs us to go out and be His ambassadors.
For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. – John 3:17
If you’re interested in listening to the sermon that helped me through this, the link is here. Our pastor really goes into so much more detail about how we need to be heavenly minded too. He really opened my eyes in a lot of ways. Let me know what you think if you do listen!