“so that, just as it is written, ‘LET HIM WHO BOASTS, BOAST IN THE LORD.'”
~1 Corinthians 1:31
In a recent conversation I was reminded of why I do what I do. The real reason behind this blog and what I hope this becomes. At one point during the conversation I made the comment that I wanted to change people’s lives. Mom then reminded me that I don’t have the power to change anyone’s life. The ONLY One who can change anybody is Jesus. I can plant the seed or provide inspiration but only God can make it grow as He wishes.
She reminded me of Paul’s words to the Corinthians. Paul was told that the people were fighting over who was following who. “…Each of you says, ‘I follow Paul,’ or ‘I follow Apollos,’ or ‘I follow Cephas,’ or ‘I follow Christ’…” He then asks them “…Is Christ divided? Was Paul crucified for you? Or were you baptized in the name of Paul?”
This reminded me that I don’t want people to follow me or change their lives. I want to direct them to the only One who can: Jesus.
I want to remind them of the simple truth that God loves them and He has good plans for them. That yes, life may be really really hard and downright ugly right now but that’s not how it has to end. Through the wonderful grace of Jesus every hard and ugly thing we go through is redeemed and used for good.
I have really found this to be true in my own life and I want to use this platform to share that with you. I don’t have everything figured out and I won’t this side of Heaven. But I know the One who does. I hope that as you read these words I write here you are able to see that we are all on the same path to Heaven, following the only One who knows the way. I hope that you are able to find a friend; someone to remind you of the good that Jesus offers daily if we look in the right places. Someone to encourage you along the way and remind you that even in the middle of the hard days God hasn’t left you and He never will.
Until next time,