Be the Awesome Person you were Created to Be


Today I want to remind you to be awesome!  Let go of your past. Everyone makes mistakes, or as the Bible says all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. Good news is, you don’t have to stay down. Repent, ask God to forgive you and He will. Then forgive yourself and move forward. Do not allow your sin to hold you captive. One of the best examples of this can be seen through David, who we’ve come to know as a man after God’s own heart. David was nowhere near perfect. He made many mistakes in his life, he was a murderer, he was adulterer just to name a few but no matter what he did he always went back to God. Let David be an example to us all of what it means to be someone after God’s own heart.

What does it mean to be someone after God’s own heart? It means you have a relationship with God. When you have a relationship with someone, you spend time with them. You talk to them. You listen to them. You trust them. You do right by them. This is the type of heart we should have for our Heavenly Father. In addition to all of the above, “God is spirit, so we must worship Him in spirit and truth”(John 4:24 KJV). You cannot worship God fully in spirit and in truth if you are still holding on to past mistakes. Not only can you not worship freely, you cannot live freely. This is called bondage and satan wants to keep you in bondage. He wants your mind to be held captive to your faults. He wants to keep you in a dark place in life, because he knows that when you see the light you will be able to walk in the full purpose and destiny in which God has for your life. When you walk in the light you are then able to be the man or woman who God created you to be.

Know your enemy. The devil comes to steal, kill and destroy and he is going to do that be any means necessary. Do not allow him to beat you up with condemnation. There is no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. You might feel convicted, which you should because that just means the Holy Spirit is living inside of you. But you should never feel condemned. Stand up and take your rightful place in the Kingdom of God. Let go of those mistakes, free yourself from bondage and be the awesome person that you were created to be!


Thought Check:

“There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.” Romans 8:1 KJV

“God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.” John 4:24 KJV

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Choose To Show Mercy

Choose To Show Mercy

Compassionate treatment toward someone who you really could be mean and nasty to is what it means to show mercy.  Often times, we get so angry with people and fly off the deep end.  They made me mad, so I am going to give them a piece of my mind.  I’m not going to do this for them or I’m not going to do that.  Bottom line is this, we all make mistakes.  You make mistakes, I make mistakes, we all do.  That’s just a part of life and we expect people to have mercy on us.  We expect people to forgive us when we wrong them, sometimes whether we ask for that forgiveness or not.  Yet, find it virtually impossible to show that same mercy towards someone else.  Why is that?  To me, this goes back to the simple principle of the golden rule.  Aren’t we suppose to treat people the same way we want to be treated?

Taking this a little bit deeper, God shows us mercy each and every day.  Nobody is perfect and He knows that we have all fallen short of His Glory.  He continues to love on us, bless us, protect us, provide for us in spite of our shortcomings because He is just that kind of God.  When I think about mercy, I’m always reminded of John 8, where the lady is caught in adultery and the people are ready to stone her to death.  Jesus steps in and tells them, “he without sin, let him throw the first stone”.  I love that story because as I said earlier is just seems like everyone is quick to point the finger at others and throw stones, when truth be told you should have a few bricks thrown right back at you.  We hand folks over to God’s mercy, yet show none ourselves and that is just not right.

Think about that the next time you are ready to call somebody out and start pointing fingers.  We all have our faults.  Your fault may be different from mine, but it does not make one any worse than the other.  A sin is a sin, but God’s love supersedes all.  Do not beat yourself up over your mistakes and do not beat anyone else up over theirs.  Instead choose to show mercy.  This day and every day I want you to remember that you are clothed with God’s tenderhearted mercy.  How greatly God has blessed you!  How greatly God truly loves you! #iDeclare #ChooseToShowMercy

Scripture Reference:

Psalms 86:5 KJV “For thou, Lord, art good, and ready to forgive; and plenteous in mercy unto all them that call upon thee.”

Ephesians 2:4 ESV “But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us”

Titus 3:5 NLT “He saved us, not because of the righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He washed away our sins, giving us a new birth and new life through the Holy Spirit.”