Lord Save Me from Her

I am at this place in my life where I’m discovering who I am and who God has made me to be. It’s been pretty surprising to me.  I’ve been doing things that I never felt comfortable with doing before or being more relaxed when I’m around people I don’t really know.

I’m on a new journey with myself and I’m getting to know the new me more and more each day and I love who I am becoming.

But every now and again I still run into that old person who happens to be the old me.

I'm Trusting You!

One of my favorite scriptures is Proverbs 3:5-6, which says, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek His will in all you do, and He will show you which path to take (NLT). 

Although this is one of my favorite scriptures, I’ve haven’t always applied this to my life. The part I had trouble letting go of is the part that says, “Do not depend on your own understanding.” I was and sometimes still am the type of person that has to make sense of everything that takes place in my life.

Who's Speaking?

I was reading a scripture in Jeremiah during my study time.  I had used the scripture Jeremiah 1:5 for a lesson I was teaching back in April, which I would probably do a blog at some point on that scripture as well.

But I decided to go back and read the rest of the chapter. As I was reading the scriptures started jumping out at me. Either I never read it before or it meant something different to me now because of the season I am in.

Why Me, God?

Have you ever asked God the question, “Why me?”.  I have on many occasions. Sometimes things happen to you in life and you don’t understand why it had to happen to you.

I used to wonder why so many people sexually abused me. What was it about me that drew them to do such perverted things to such a young girl? I just didn’t understand it and I felt like I never would.

 

I'm Coming Out!

I've spent most of my life hiding who I really was. I think I was just afraid that if people really knew me, then they wouldn't like me. I didn't realize that I was hiding my true identity.

Certain people like my closest friends knew me and knew me well, but when it came to others I gave them the part of me that I wanted them to know and in all actuality that wasn't the real me, the true me, the one God created.

Do You Love YOU?

Mark 12:30-31 NLT says, "And you must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your mind, and all your strength.' The second is equally important: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself. No other commandment is greater than these."
Every time I read this scripture I always ponder on the second part, verse 31 where it says, "The second is equally important: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself." I think about how many people actually don't love themselves? So, I ask this question... How can you love your neighbor if you don't love yourself?