Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Beat Myself Down...

Ever done something (sin) and felt like complete crap after? Ever felt like you just really didn't want to talk to God because you didn't feel like He would listen? Like you weren't worthy? It sucks...Problem...all of these feelings of guilt and remorse and crap are completely the opposite of God...(Satan for those slow ones :) This dude named Lucifer loves it when we keep drifting back into sin because it honors him...The devil loves it when we run from God when we need God the most...It's when we are at our lowest that God picks us up....If you are a Bible follower, then check out Isaiah 40:29- "He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak." A lot of people (me a lot of the time) feel like if they screw up over and over, or miss some devotions, that they can't go to God until they feel better about themselves...I am not saying that is it ok to just miss devos or sin c0nsciously all the time, but it is wrong to think that you can't come to God with your problem all the time every time. Maybe God has this plan for you that He needs you to be ready for...There is no way that you can do that when you are too busy beating yourself up over something that happened a few days ago...If you really asked God for forgiveness and meant it, He forgave you...God is that amazing, all the time...Why then, can you not forgive yourself? It's almost like saying that God's grace is not good enough for you...It's the realization that we are not perfect and that we will screw up, while still trying to do everything we can to be like Jesus...It's this realization when The we come full circle on the power of God and how much He cares for us...