Hello beautiful people!
Today’s blog is inspired by a great movie I watched last night called, “I’m In Love With A Church Girl.” In this film, Miles Montego, whom played main character, was once a wealthy drug dealer but set that aside to run a legit legal business. Later on, Miles meets Vanessa Leon, a girl who has strong faith in the Lord and attends Bible studies and Sunday Church services. Miles tells Vanessa about his past as a drug dealer, but now wants to change his life. At first, she’s reluctant, but accepts it, assuming that he will start having faith in God. Throughout the movie, Miles and his friends, (his friends still drug deal), are all being watched by DEA agents.
Now, I don’t want to spoil what happens in this movie for you incase you choose to watch it 😉 But long story short, Miles reminded me of myself and many other people whom have gone through similar paths in life.In many cases, it becomes easy for us to feel like we are not worthy of being loved by God. Our sinful pasts leave us feeling hopeless to even be heard by God. We are filled with shame when we think about the times we abused of our own bodies giving into sexual temptation outside of marriage, or the times we got drunk/high and made dumb choices. The list could go on..
But you know what? Even though we made mistakes and will continue to make mistakes, God wants us to know that we are worthy of His love. He knows we are sinful. He knows we will make mistakes. But He also knows how much we need Him and He wants us to come to Him as we are because only He can redeem us. “If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. Old things are passed away; behold, the new has come.” ~2Corinthians 5:17
“And I will give you a new heart, and I will put a new spirit in you. I will take out your stony, stubborn heart and give you a tender, responsive heart.”
~Ezekiel 36:26 NLT
So instead of running away from God because we assume His back is turned against us, run to Him. God is love and He needs sinners like us for His glory. Only He has the power to change you and I. Our pasts may be full of shame, but our present and future don’t have to remain the same.
“Trust in the Lord with ALL your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make straight your paths.” ~Proverbs 3:5-6 ESV
Change is often scary and uncomfortable, believe me I get it! But it’s even more scary to remain the same in our own selfish ways to only achieve the same feelings of regret.
Trust God, and Do Good… 🙂