Last night I shared my God story with six beautiful teenage girls. In light of the Bible study we were working on together, the Holy Spirit continued to work on my fears to share and He gave me confidence to be “real”.
Why are we so afraid to be real? Here were my reasons:
- Too emotionally heavy
- Fear they may be negatively impacted
- Public speaking
God is not a God of resentment. He can redeem a life from the pit and use it for His glory. However, when we, for whatever reason or circumstance, live in disobedience to God’s Word, I believe there are consequences within the redemption. King David’s sin and disobedience was forgiven and he was redeemed; yet, he struggled with significant consequences throughout his life as a King. He never lost the love of God.
I shared an example of a minefield. I have walked through the minefield and “the bombs” of this world brought devastation to me spiritually, physically, and emotionally. Woman of Worth Mentoring Ministries is all about teaching you where and what the “bombs” are according to God’s Word and helping you to avoid devastation.
I know that complete healing and peace is in Heaven–we will all experience this one day together. The scars from the minefield are healed over, but they are still there as a reminder of redemption and God’s glory. He can take something broken and use it for His glory.
I remember hearing a man share his God story of being in prison. His life of rebellion, consequences, and prison experience led him to Jesus. Because of Jesus, he ministers to men and women who are in prison and shares the redemptive love of Jesus. He knows first hand the consequences of rebellion and prison and helps to rehabilitate them.
Honestly, my heart cry is that the ladies will cling to Jesus and know His Word. Yes! God can redeem the vilest of sinners! Oh! but precious child! His plan for you is filled with so much more than this world can give you!
And what do you benefit if you gain the whole world but lose your own soul? Mark 8:36
Jesus deeply loves you and desires for you to live out your God story within His will and plans for your life.
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I always enjoying reading your posts, Anna. I was reading in my Breathing Under Water book yesterday and was reminded that God loves us no matter what – whether we like it or not. We cannot do anything to make Him love us and we cannot do anything to make Him NOT love us. So..just accept His love and go with the flow of it. God is GOOD:-)
His love is so amazing Char! It sounds like your Breathing Under Water book is FANTASTIC! 🙂 I’m so glad He loves us like you described. Thank you for that reminder.