Life as a Christian isn’t perfect

For the past few months it has been hard for me to blog and my honest reason is because I didn’t feel worthy to write.

I was living life criticizing myself and feeling “not-enough” because I thought my mistakes were the worst of sins even after being baptized as a Christian a few years ago.

Isn’t it funny that we can believe the lie that some sins are worse than others? Or that some sins completely cut you off of the grace you have already received once and for all?

Well, it’s not funny nor is it crazy because I found myself believing these lies and I can almost bet that you have had similar thoughts and feelings as well.

Let me just say that I so wish I could say that I have overcome these negative thoughts, but I haven’t. I sometimes still believe these lies, but I’m learning to remind myself of God’s grace. The same grace He offers you.

I won’t say that I regret my past mistakes though because I know they have humbled me in a way I probably needed. But I do regret how I might have possibly hurt others along the way out of my own insecurities and guilt.

All sin is bad and no sin is greater than any other, but perfection does not exist.

Only God is perfect and good in all His ways.

This doesn’t mean we get a ticket to go ahead and freely keep falling into the same temptations, nor does it mean we’ll never sin again in any other ways.

But what this does mean is that there’s a reason why we needed and still need a savior like Jesus to pay the price for our sins. God knew we could never reach perfection on our own or earn salvation with our own works.

Works and faith go hand-and-hand.

When Jesus died on the cross, He knew about our past sins, present sins, and future sins, and He still chose to die a humiliating and painful death for you and me…

My friend, there’s no other freedom than this;

To know that you are loved beyond measure.

To know that you are not the titles or assumptions others or even yourself have placed on you.

Your mistakes don’t define you.

You are fully known.

Fully loved.

And you are forgiven.

His grace and mercies never end.

And that same power that raised Jesus from the dead, lives in you ✨

It is only by His strength that we can live, forgive and be forgiven, and have peace and joy that sometimes makes no sense. But it is real…

A life with Jesus is a journey, not a marathon and His purpose for you is to seek Him, know Him, and walk with Him every day of our lives in every season.

He already knows your past, your present, and your future.

But He delights in being involved and invited in all that you do. ❤️

Lord, thank You for the way You love and for how You desire to make me new again and again each day despite my shortcomings. I pray, Lord, to come to You with my honest questions about You and life. I truly want to do what honors You for your glory, God, and I know I can’t do this without You. Please help me to know You more. In Jesus’s name. Amen

Trust God, and Do Good… 😊

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