Monday, October 17, 2011

move on.

I am not really sure where to begin.

If you have read my past two blogs then you know that I have done certain things that I am not proud of. After opening the door to what the world calls "fun" it has been very hard to shut. I know that as a Christian I am supposed to live a certain way, to be different but it's so hard. A part of me longs to be a God fearing woman but there is a another part of me that is so curious to see what all the world has to offer. It's a battle in my mind, a very big battle.

Romans 12:1-2 talks about our minds being renewed to that we will be able to see what Gods will is and that we will not conform to the world...but what happens when we fail. What happens when we mess up?

That's where I was at not too long ago, I had lived like the world and finally started to "anti-conform", my walk with Christ was growing, I was being surrounded by strong believers, active in bible studies, but then I fell.

Falling is not fun at least when I realize that I have fallen. As Christians we have two options when we fall. We can either sit there and feel sorry for ourselves for not staying on track or we can get up, shake it off, and continue to run the race.

I don't know about you but I want to be able to stand back up, shake it off, and pick up where I left off. If we sit there and wish we hadn't done whatever it may have been how are we allowing ourselves to be used by God. That is exactly what Satan wants, if he cannot get us for eternity he will do what it takes to keep us from being used by God. He will feed us lies and keep us down.

These past few days I was struggling because I had fallen. I felt so guilty for messing up and was so mad at myself, but then I realized that I can't just sit here and wish I could do it over. I had to ask for forgiveness and move on.

So many Christians have so much potential but instead of moving on they are giving up. God did not call us to follow Him just to walk through life without trials, temptations, and failures. We are to follow Him because through the trials, temptations, and failures we will learn what it means to be a true Christian.

I want to encourage all of you who read this that as Christians we cannot just give up, we have to fight. We have to get past our mistakes get past the bad things that happen to us and allow God to work. God wants us to use our past to strengthen us for what lies ahead.