This world can offer us many things but are they all good for us? I’m sure some people can ignorantly argue this and say “absolutely, they are good for us”. Maybe the question to really ask is “are we fulfilled by the things this world has to offer?” Lets go a little deep here.
I had a horrible drinking problem growing up. I started at the age of twelve and glory to God was delivered of it at twenty-eight. Throughout my years of excessive drinking I probably got sick 90% of the time which was God’s early warning signs. As all of us with any addictions, we allow our inhibitions to go down the drain and make poor decisions.
With my drinking came a life of promiscuity. The truth is that I longed to be desired but I was being desired by undesirable men and in a completely disrespectful way. I allowed guys to use me and I used them. Let me tell you something, the worst thing you can do is say you don’t care about anything or anyone. Because when you stop caring your heart grows cold and you stop feeling things, you become accustomed to the chaos. We have that moral gauge in us that says we’re out of line, but we use excuses or maybe we listen to a manipulative person that satan is working through to hinder our better judgement. Don’t compromise or conform to this world because you are ultimately sacrificing your soul.
I lived a wild and reckless lifestyle for 16 years and what a waste of time it was! I could’ve been helping other people and making a greater impact in the world. Despite my timing, I am so glad that I finally surrendered to God and am now walking in true purpose. The world and the things of it would love to destroy us but we can overcome it with our heavenly father Jesus.
In my time of walking with the Lord I have asked him to show me many things. Here’s a few;
Show me how to love myself
Show me how to forgive myself
How deep is your love for me
What are your plans for my life
Show me how you are transforming me
Close doors and open up new opportunities
Surround me with Godly people
Break me of bad habits
Help me to understand your Holy Bible and to remember your Word
God is faithful yawl. I have learned so much from him and he has shown me so much of myself. God is all-knowing, he knew that I was going to get off track and be a mess but he turned my mess into a message. My test was for my testimony. It doesn’t matter the road we have been down, God wants to take our brokenness and make us whole. I don’t know if you know this but God likes to show off! He performs miracles daily for his glory, and we are to praise him for it. I challenge my readers to take a step forward, surrender yourselves and see what God can do. It’s easy…you have nothing to lose but everything to gain.
“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come. The old has gone away, behold the new is here”- 2 Corinthians 5:17 NIV
“For the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord. Just as the waters cover the sea.”- Habakkuk 2:14
“For great is the Lord and greatly to be praised; He is to be feared above all Gods.”- Psalm 96:4