In 2 Timothy 1:7, it says that God has not given us a spirit of fear; but of power, love, and a sound mind. A sound mind comes only from leaning into Him and staying in His word.
I’m so thankful for missionaries who spread the Gospel to those who have never heard of God! Before I learned who God really was my life was a mess! An absolute mess! I was drinking, smoking dope, and running around on my then husband. I had no clue what it meant to have a “relationship” with God.
I grew up only going to church for weddings, funerals, Easter, and Christmas. I did, however, have a step-grandmother who took me to church with her when I was ten years old. I heard message after message, but didn’t really know what it meant to have a relationship, you know what I mean? I thought God was amazing! He was powerful, and He could get really mad at you if you screwed up!
So, when my life was so screwed up, I never thought in a million years that God could even want to be a part of my life! I had friends who invited me to church many times, but I always kept saying “I don’t need that crap”. That embarrasses me today to admit that! But, it’s the truth.
Today, I have a relationship with Jesus Christ. I know what it means now. He is always with me, directing my path, comforting me when I need it, guiding me, helping me, and being there when I need Him. He has never let me down; even when I let Him down. I read my Bible often and wonder how in the world God could have chosen someone like me! I screw up every day. I lose my temper. I whine and complain about stupid things that really don’t even matter. I let people down. How could He want me as His child? Because He Loves Me … just the way I am!
I don’t have to pretend with Him. I don’t have to hide behind a mask. He knows me, inside and out. He knows my every thought, and deed; and He still loves me! I am so thankful for His love, grace, and mercy. Even a screw up like me can be His child!
Have you wondered how God could ever accept someone like YOU? I know how you feel. I would love to talk to you about it. You can email me HERE, if you ever want to talk.
God is a BIG God. He does not have favorites. He does not condemn. He LOVES YOU so much that He sent His only Son to die for you! Let that sink in for a bit. Really meditate on that. It doesn’t matter what you’ve done; or are doing now. Just ask Him! It’s time to let the fear of God go! It’s time to live life fearlessly, as He wants you to!
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1 John 1:9
If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.