My bestie shared this with me today. And of course...IT got me thinking....
How do things in my life measure up to these qualifying and quantifying questions?
And many MANY things fell short!
Then next step is WHAT do I do about these stumble blocks? How do I turn them into STEPPING STONES?
I want to be able to answer YES to each of these questions when it comes to each avenue of my life. Friends, Family, Facebook Acquaintances (because let's face it...Facebook may classify you as a friend but they don't even know if you like cream or milk in your HOT coffee or tea (because yes some of us drink it like that), person behind me in the grocery checkout, person stuck beside me in traffic...Each of these areas of my life should REFLECT my relationship with GOD.
Stop right there....NO I have not nor will I ever be PERFECT. I have done things that were not Christ-LIKE even though I claimed to be a Christian. I have REPENTED and God has washed me white - clean - thrown them as far as the EAST is from the WEST.
I didn't understand what it meant to have a relationship with God. I was under the impression that I could never change a mistake so why bother TRYING to change and get past it. I held on to them. I used them to identify who I thought I was....Which was Satan calling me by my sins, Not GOD calling me by my NAME!
I pray today finds you listening for God calling your name! I pray that whatever you feel is pulling you away from God that HE will use it to HIS glory and pull you back. Allow HIM to work GOOD in your life. Restore your relationship with God. Repent of your sins! Remove your chains!
In Jesus Name!
Much Love to YOU all!