Don’t feel like you are out of luck if you have made mistakes or experienced`the wounds of an unhealthy home. God is a healer of hearts and redeemer of broken souls. My testimony is just to show you that God doesn’t give us guidelines to make our lives miserable and restricted.
Furthermore John Eldredge states in “Walking With God”, “We cannot base our convictions on whether or not we are feeling or experiencing the truth of what God says. It is an arrogant posture, to let our immediate state of being be the judge of whether Scripture is true for us.
This was my first time experiencing what it’s like to be involved with a military guy. Little to say, it was a rude awakening and a BIG eye opener. I applaud the loved ones who have to deal with this too. Since he’s been gone, my eyes have really been opened to how much I depended on him.
As we go throughout life and grow up, we encounter distractions that lead us from our dreams and goals. As young adults, we suddenly realize that the opinions of others matter to us and that failure is painful. We consciously or subconsciously shift our aspirations to fill our need of proving something to someone or in order to prevent the blow of failing at the thing that matters most to us.
If there is one thing we are going to get straight right away, it is that you are not an accident, you are not a loser, you are not a lost cause, you are not a mistake and you are not bad.
We all have been created to hear and connect with God in our own unique way. It is so beautiful for Christians to know that the Lord still speaks to us today. We just have to listen and learn how to tap into the divine channel.
Sometimes those we love are more of an illusion than a reality. We may identify them with who we want or need them to be. However, they are not always going to be those things.
In all that time of longing to be just like those gorgeous Disney princesses, never did I once think, “I should really stop eating those Twinkies and get a three inch waist.” Never. Not once.
Driving home from yet another mediocre date, a familiar disappointment hits me highlighting the depth of my unfulfilled longing for a husband, a partner for life. After fifteen years of dating, I find myself asking God, “When is it my turn?!
The fasting of my favorite vices symbolized dying to myself in order to experience newness on Easter Day in the same way that Jesus died on the cross and rose again in order to give us new life in Him.