Sorry for all of the posts all at once. You see, I'm one of those people who start a million things, and sometimes forget to tie the ends of all the projects I have began. So I am attempting to funnel my sixteen thousand blogs into one. :)
Bear with me.
Wherever you are right now, close your eyes. Listen. It honestly doesn't matter where you are because there's a high chance you're listening to what I'm about to discuss. If you're all alone in the quiet right now, think about the last conversation you had with someone.
I'm thinking about what I heard at work a few days ago. The casual conversation I walked past in class. The words that a friend and I shared. Gossip. They say we talk about other people to make ourselves feel better. Have you had someone talk about you? Well chances are, unless you live in the woods by yourself ( I don't know how you're reading this) you have been spoken about.
This has been something I've realized I need to work on. When I was in high school, in order to make friends, you were supposed to agree, or at least listen to one friend bash on another. You know that feeling when your heart is shattered, your soul feels broken, and all they can do is stare? When the people you trusted turned on you. The exposed you to the very last inch.Your face is flushed, and your name is on the tongues of people who've never really met your heart.
And what could you do? I know that when I would get mad, I would write about it. It helped me vent my feelings, and even unmask a little about myself. But what about you? Did you walk away? Forgive and forget?
God has forgiven, but he does not forget. In order to rebuild us, in order to recreate us and renew us in a sense that we can be spotless, God has forgiven. But what is grace if it was created for nothing? We have been forgiven. Not because of what we've done, but what was done for us. He took our mistakes. Our mistakes are still there. They still happened, and we will never be able to change that. But that spot where we broke down, that's where God reminds us that who we've been is not who we are. We are forgiven. We can still see our sin, but instead of shame, it is washed clean by the love of Jesus. Present, but blameless and purified by the blood of the lamb. Forgiven, not forgotten, but changed for the better.
I guess what I am trying to get at is that it is so easy to count the faults of other people, because for some stupid reason, we think that just because of Grace, we are flawless. Well, newsflash: JESUS is the only SPOTLESS, blameless, and flawless person. Yes, we've been forgiven, but there was something that we did that needed to be forgive in order to make us clean again. God sent his Son for all of us so that we may be saved. So that we may freely rejoice in the secure hope of never again having to earn Heaven or love. It was laid out before us. Jesus is just a taste of all eternity, and look how amazing He is.
Just think next time. Try and stop yourself. Because your degrading words demean the crazy fantastic gift of grace God has given us. Everyone deserves a chance. In fact, they deserve 7 X70 times. Focus on using the tools God has equipped you with to rebuild the hearts of others for the better, and when you feel like you need to do a little tweeking to someone else, tear down your own wall of pride.
That is all. :)
Love Endlessly, seeking God in every moment.
Let Him consume you in a glory so unfathomable.
Cry out to the Healer.
Find your comfort and rest in Him.
Let your faith secure you with love and happienss.
Pray without ceasing
May God bless you today and always. <3