Guilt...do you struggle with it???
I sure do!🙋♀️🙋♀️
When I was learning more about what this Christian life was all about, I was PARALYZED by guilt.
I remember telling myself over and over and over again that I wasn’t good enough to be a Christian because of my past. The guilt was overwhelming.
I quickly realized that it was coming to the forefront of my life because, not only did I think that God or anyone would forgive me, but I couldn’t even forgive myself...so I struggled. And I mean really struggled.
I would wake up in the morning and tell myself I wasn’t good enough. I would fall asleep telling myself I wasn’t worth it.
But you want to know something that became crystal clear to me as I struggled with this day in and day out, and learned a little more each day about Jesus and about God...that his grace isn’t earned!!!
It’s given to you and all you have to do is ACCEPT it!
It really became eye opening when I learned about the cross. Jesus didn’t just die on a cross, but He died for me, for my sins, so I could be forgiven and FREE of the guilt I had experienced.
Even solidified even more when the criminal on the cross next to him is forgiven in their last moments and given salvation.
You see, this grace is here, it’s right in front of you and all you have to do is accept it.
Tell me, have you ever experienced God’s Grace?? ...
You are exactly where you need to be at this exact moment. Even transitions are necessary to elevate you to the next level. Sometimes our self-made foundations break but it is only to show us our true self. We are interconnected and our roots run deeper than our perceptions. Spend your life getting to know yourself. Allow what needs to fall away, to fall away. Stand firm in where your guides and ancestors lead you. You are here for a purpose. Allow yourself the chance to grow. ...
1 John 3:16-18
This is how we have to come to know love: He laid down his life for us. We should also lay down our lives for our brothers and sisters. If anyone has this worlds goods and sees a fellow believer in need but withholds compassion from him- how does God's love reside in him? Little children, let us not love in word or speech, but in action and in truth.
I find myself with an abundance of love for others overflowing. I thank God for it, because old me was not so. I was selfish, angry, and after all I could get for myself. Constantly asking "why me? I deserve more than this in life." Which I did, but I didn't realize it was a heart problem of mine and NOT my surroundings to blame. Which I did alot of blaming. Get honest with God and yourself.
Seeking the good of others brings me joy and fullfilment I can't put into words. The peace I carry in my spirit is from above. I no longer look at others with hate, but with kindness and love; seeking how I can be of help to a fellow aching heart.
Never forget where you came from, but instead use it to fuel your motivation to prove your differences, in the now. If you're having a hard time walking in love, as I believe we all do in the beginning, pray for a softened heart, and that Jesus makes you look more like Him everyday.
I remember at one point at the beginning of my walk thinking "how can I love a person i don't know?" I literally couldn't fathom it.
I had no clue the very real transformation power the Holy Spirit was about to begin in me.
Be present. Be selfless. Be kind. Be patient.
Chase Jesus and as you do, your heart and desires will begin to mirror His.
You'll never meet a stranger.
Be Spirit led 💛🌾🌻
I love you! ✳️ ...
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Are you a people-pleaser or peace-maker? In this week’s blog I discuss the difference, how people-pleasing can mess up your mental health, and how to stop people-pleasing and take back your control. To read the blog go to: https://drleaf.com/blog/people-pleasing-how-it-can-damage-your-mental-health-and-how-to-stop/ (tap the link in my bio) ...