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STRUGGLES.

What do you struggle with? We all do.

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Even the HULK with his INCREDIBLE power of massive strength, struggles with anger issues, Superman–cryptonite…

We all have struggles, conflict, A NEMESIS.  We all have something about us we don’t like or some situation we cringe thinking about.   We all have something that makes us feel so embarrassed or causes guilt to creep up and take over our mind. Sometimes, we even… allow ourselves to feel unworthy.

un·wor·thy
adjective  not deserving effort, attention, or respect.
Read that definition.  Read it again.
Whaaaaaaaaaat?!?  (in my best Minion voice)
We feel undeserving?  Not worth living life to the fullest?
Why do we do that?
Why do we allow our thoughts, others’ opinions or even the past to rob us of feeling FREE!?
No matter what you have experienced, done in the past or even feel about your physical appearance
–you were made for PURPOSE.
I’m no where near able to feel absolutely as free as I should, but I do know I have a hope I hold on to through the promises of God and by the blood of His Son.  The more I look to that hope, the more FREE I feel.  The past decisions I’ve made and stupid mistakes that haunt me at times seem to fade as I trust and lean on what really matters.  I am HIS creation and so are you.  Let’s try our best to take our struggles to Him and not just see them as that huge NEMESIS.  Wipe that away and see more clearly.
Be blessed…BE FREE!
Total note to self right here!

YOU CAN …

ImageI just mentioned something I really wanted to do within the next month to my 13 year old child. Her instant response was, “You can. Just pray to God.”

I knew this. I really did, but I needed to HEAR IT. God knew I needed to hear it so He used my child to remind me. I can do anything with HIM on my side! He can strengthen me, give me courage, take away my fears and guide me through any obstacles or setbacks.

Duhhhhh….I knew this!

Why don’t I keep this at the front of my mind all the time? I doubt and think less than I should of myself. I permit guilt to make me ill by creeping into my mind and taking over my thoughts. I allow the ways and theories of this world to hold me back. I also let my laziness or the comfort of the status quo tie me down. I fear radical change.

I DON’T WANT TO DO THAT! I want to always remember: I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me! -Phil 4:13

My doodle for today:

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Recognize, visualize, OPEN YO EYES!

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Blessings come from all over.  They fall from the sky and hit us right on the head sometimes.  We are so worried about the bump on our head that we don’t recognize the gift laying at our feet!  WHAT THE WHAT?!?  So dumb.

Recognize, visualize, OPEN YO EYES!  I have to remind myself of this daily.  I am not one to get way down or depressed much at all, but my mind gets on overload at times and it starts thinking stupid stuff.  I start feeling guilty for being healthy and happy.  I worry about being TOO blessed.  How dumb.  Seriously, how stupid am I when that happens!

Let’s say one of your parents wraps up this huge awesome gift that you have wanted for years.  They put thought and a ton of love in that box right along with this amazing gift.  You open it up and WAHHLAAAH–it’s what you have always wanted!  It makes your face smile all over your body!  You hoop and holler and hug their neck.  It’s wonderful, amazing and it’s all yours!

Would you take that gift and shove it back toward them and say, “I can’t accept this.”???  Would you ruin their day and crush their spirit?  Would you turn to them and ask them WHY they got that for you?   DUHHHHHHHHHH……..NOOOOO!

Just as our family and friends, BUT EVEN MORE SO, our Father God gives us blessings and gifts over and over.  His gifts are amazing and wonderful and awe-inspiring.  He gives us the sky, the science of breathing and laughing and wow, birthing!  He allows us to see and smell and taste.  He drops awesome people into our lives.  He allows us to provide for ourselves and our families through giving us jobs and ways of living.  He enables us to travel and see the sights that He created.  BLESSINGS!  GIFTS!  Why would we ever push those things back toward God and say “I’m not good enough to have that.”???

THAT RIGHT THERE CAN ONLY BE ONE THING…it’s the whisper of the devil.  The devil likes to tell you that you aren’t worthy.  The whispers he tells you say you don’t need to do this or that, because you aren’t good enough.   That nasty creep wants you to waller in guilt and suffering.  The devil loves when you feel guilt and shame.  UG!  And why do we do it!?  Why do I DO IT!?  DON’T DO IT!

Sometimes it takes a friend to remind you that the devil is real. (thanks Tammy!) All the time the Bible will guide you to where you need to be–away from that evil instigator.  When you feel the tug of the darkness…pray, pray and PRAY SOME MORE!

We have been SET FREE, because of the best gift of all!  The amazing blessing of a savior!  I have been set free by Jesus.  I have been made worthy thanks to the sacrifice He made.  I don’t want to ever shove that gift back toward Him!  I want to accept it, hold on to it, squeeze it and rejoice in it!  Amen!

Lord, please forgive me for kicking, screaming, griping, moaning, whining and crying about anything you have given me–PERIOD

I want to always recognize, visual and OPEN MY EYES to Your provisions, gifts and blessings!!!  Thank You for all!!!

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