Let me start this off by saying, I am NOT PERFECT. I am a sinner. I do not think I know all. In fact, I know I don’t. This post is just proof. I saw it one way, a few days later, life happened, and God worked in me to see it differently.
There are several sins. We live in sin daily. Our entire world is centered around sin. So seeing this, gives me hope. I believe that as long as you put Christ first, He can bring you through any storm. My mom said that to me this afternoon. And I immediately thought of what was written on this blog prior. It was clearly the wrong message.
We were sitting outside tonight, talking about one of my current personal struggles. I’m going to paraphrase what she said. “It’s weird that you started this blog, and satan came back to put that temptation in front of you.” Something to that affect. The two conversations tied in so well. And I know it was by pure accident. But all of this tied in to this post.
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
One. If you put Christ first, in your life and in all your endeavors you sure can do anything. This speaks directly to me today. I am at a fork in my path. One is clearly the right way. The other is clearly not. And yet, I am still tempted by the path that is not the right way. Satan is tugging me. And truly, in my heart, I want to run with God. I want to sprint. I want to leap. I want to FLY with Christ. Nothing more, truly, would make me happy. And yet, here I am, tempted. TEMPTED. I want to lead by example for you ladies. And I have to realize that by doing so, I need to choose the right path every time. I am human, and that won’t happen. I realize that. But man, I want to and I promise to all of you that I will do my absolute best. I am a true believer that if you put God first in your life, He will deliver you from all evil. Matthew 6:33; Matthew 6:13
Two. Knowing that you put God first doesn’t always mean the outcome you want is going to be what He has planned. So take this verse that putting Him first will deliver HIS outcome. Not your own. You can do all things through Christ because He strengthens you. If He isn’t first, nothing is possible. But if He is first… Man oh man… what ISN’T possible? Put Him first in all of your life.
I am definitely guilty of putting Him first in parts of my life and not all of it. I put Him first when I want something, when I think it best suits me, etc. But putting Him first in small things and big things alike. Don’t just pray that you’ll do well on that test that you didn’t study very well for. But pray every morning that others will see His light in you. Don’t just pray for that one guy to notice you or wave at you today. But pray for kindness and patience to overcome in your life today. Don’t just pray that your aunt is cured of cancer. But pray for your neighbor to have a good day. So today and every day from here on out, I will pray that you put God first in your life every day through all things. So that you can do all things through Christ who strengthens you.
Dear Lord, I pray that this message reaches every young girl it needs to. I pray that your word is breathed through this page and that every day you lead me and all these girls AWAY from temptation. Whatever temptation they struggle with, allow them to see the two paths clearly. And know that your path may not be easy. I pray that you banish the tempter from their backs. And to make it easy to follow you. In your son’s name I pray, Amen.