I’m not a fan of the saying “there’s always two sides to every story”. As if to say “once I hear both sides then I can make up my mind on whose side I’m on or who was right and who is wrong?” but who are we to make such judgements?
“He who is without sin among you, let him cast the first stone at her” – John 8:7.
I no longer want to go around making people feel guilty for their wrongs because they probably already feel bad enough as it is. Lord knows I do when I FINALLY realise and accept that I am. Sometimes the guilt can eat you alive and you feel so isolated and alone. Your thoughts become toxic, your enviornment is polluted and your life starts to deteriorate. I know, because I’ve been there. But I can tell you with 100% certainty that without God placing the right people around me, those who know Jesus and are forgiving, understanding and compassionate through my tears and shame, I probably wouldn’t be here to share this journey with you all.
So I ask you my sisters and brothers to be be slow to anger, and quick to help. If they don’t want your help then just pray for their soul that one day Jesus will become their goal. Lead by your actions, not by your words. We can’t embrace others when our fingers are pointing at them with shame, we got to release the stones in our hands for we are all guilty in the eyes of Jehovah.
What’s the point of being right about a person who has nothing left? who has no one to turn to. Be a helping hand, not a pointing finger!
I tend to let the applause from people get in the way of why started this page in the first place. I told myself from the start, whether I inspire 1 person or 100, I’ll continue on with my journey. But some days I feel like I’m doing something wrong when I don’t get as many likes or lose followers and people message me negative things about my page or myself, but after speaking with my little sister this morning, she inspired this quote by telling me to “Follow my passion and not the praise”.
That hit home for me this morning. That I’ve been allowing the naysayers and the soul slayers deter me from sharing the work God is doing in my life. I’ve also let my pride and vanity hinder my growth by some times making it about myself and not about God.
So I wanted to share a little message of encouragement to anyone that has started a new journey, on a mission, or just unsure where to start, to remember that we “can do all things through Christ who strengthens us” (Philippians 4:13) and no matter what, let that praise go to God. Let your story be for His glory. “For if anyone thinks he is something, when he is nothing, he deceives himself.” (Galatians 6:3). We are nothing without God. ❤🙌
“Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.” – Romans 12:2.
When I first started this journey, I was nervous about sharing God’s word and the work He has done in my life. I don’t know the bible off by heart or even considered intelligent to my peers, all I know is what God has done for me and my life experiences. So I have my days where I feel unworthy, I sometimes worry about what has been said about me or how others perceive me, but the more I get to know Jesus and read the bible, I realize it’s not about pleasing others, it’s not even about me. It’s about God’s will and what He has planned for my life.
For awhile now I’ve been trying to get into a habit of starting and ending my days with Christ. It doesn’t always happen and every day isn’t perfect, but every day is a chance to progress and start over. So I like to start my mornings with a prayer, I try to read scriptures in my down time, watch sermons and podcast online before I go to bed and end my day with a prayer.
I can’t tell you how much my life has changed since I’ve started devoting my thoughts and time on Jesus and His promise! He has lifted a lot of burdens and guilt I carried around with shame and worry for so long, things that were holding me back from reaching my true potential, being the best version of myself. I’m so happy to say that God is faithful and true. I’m not loving him because my life is perfect, but because his love is perfect. It’s real and He’s real. Everybody’s saying God is dead yet my spirits being fed, my soul is being nourished and my heart is being blessed.
I’m not worried about the non- believers and the haters, I’m here to share the work God is doing in my life and with my life. I want to inspire others to start their own journeys and to slowly make steps to making Christianity, their reality.
I’m not going to say I’ve never said anything bad behind anyones back before, because that would be a lie. But what I will say is, I won’t let anyone say anything bad about my friend, behind their back.
I consider myself a loyal friend so I don’t really like making any “in between” friends. If I’m not comfortable to share how I feel with you, then I can’t keep it real with you. And if I can’t keep it real with you, are we really friends?
Ain’t nobody got time to kick it with mediocre friends who are only down for a good time, not a long time.
I’ve been let down by people I considered “friends” before, who are always so quick to tell me everything so and so said about me, yet they’re slow to mention they said nothing in my defence.
I had to cut those people out of my life, but I didn’t use a knife 😉 I asked The One who paid the price, to forgive anyone that brings me strife and if they’re meant to be in my life, teach me to be obedient to your teachings, through my prayers and your sound advice 😊🙌
“Christianity is a journey, not a race, God isn’t asking us to compete for 1st place. So go at your own pace, put a smile on your face and let God save you with His grace”
As Christians, we travel through life on a narrow road in hopes to find God at the end.
But throughout our journey, we will hit some traffic from time to time, where we will feel like we’re on a standstill, immobile. Stuck in the same spot for a long time with no progression. But that’s God’s way of testing our faith. He wants to see how faithful we are when things aren’t going our way. He wants to strengthen our souls, through our trials and tribulations and see if we can resist the temptations of giving up.
Some of us, are too busy speeding through our journey, trying to prove that we don’t drive how we use to, we drive straight past our calling. We’re no longer driving on our learners, Jesus is our instructor now, so we want to show everyone we’re full licenced Christians. But we get so caught up talking about how much our journey has changed us, we forget to pull the hand break up in our car and the car goes downhill. That’s God stepping in, giving us a warning, to slow down, be still. Are you trying to please God or others? There’s nothing wrong with sharing our changes and our love for Jesus Christ, but we have to make sure, we’re also still walking in faith, not just talking about our faith.
If you haven’t reached that narrow road yet, ask Jesus to take the wheel. Let Him drive for you, for only He knows the way, the truth and the life. No one can get to God at the end, except through Him.