I’m not where I used to be…

Whenever I get to complaining for long I try to remember complaining is wrong… I think that line is from VeggieTales…I’ll tie it in shortly 🙂

Lately people have been letting me see more into their lives and I am struck with the fact that I am so stinkin’ blessed. I complain A LOT…just ask my family. That is why that quote came to mind. It’s not even just that complaining is wrong…how can I possibly glorify the Lord if I am constantly finding something to complain about.

As a Christian that is what I have dedicated my life to, to glorify Him. Over the past few months I have learned to be less selfish, quick to hear, and slow to speak. I’m not trying to say that I am anywhere close to perfect in those places, but I am saying that I have seen growth in my life.

There is a song that says, I’m not where I want to be, but I’m not where I used to be.

That’s kind of where I am. I don’t want to get stuck in the, I’m not where I want to be part though.

I want to encourage everyone reading this that the past is over and done with, and most importantly all of those past mistakes and regrets that you have can all be washed away by the ONE TRUE GOD!

Maybe for you it isn’t enough to hear that. You’re thinking, You just don’t understand. You don’t know what I went through. You don’t know what I have done. I don’t…but I know one thing, God is who he said he is. There is forgiveness. You want a promise to hold onto…

But this I call to mind,
and therefore I have hope:
The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases;
his mercies never come to an end;
they are new every morning;
great is your faithfulness.
Lamentations 3:21-23

Or maybe you know you are forgiven yet you keep asking God forgive me, forgive me, forgive me. If that’s you then check your faith. When you pray to God you’ve got to believe that He will be faithful. Now…let it go. It’s hard, but ask for His strength, and take it.

The Lord has AMAZING plans for your life if you just give it to him. And once we do we can complete that song…but I’m not where I used to be. Thank you Jesus!

My prayer for you is that of Paul’s,

For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named, that according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith—that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.

Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen.
If you need prayer check out the contact tab on the blog and email us. Whether you do or not, know that I am praying for everyone who reads this blog. 🙂
-Ally
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