Hey there! It has been awhile since one of my normal blog posts, so here is a little peek into what has been going on in my life lately…
First off, I am going to start off with something that has been on my heart lately. Recently my Pastor preached a sermon that contained these words:
“God is breaking me of self to make me useable.”
Makes you think, right? Pride. We are all prideful in some ways. Pride is one of those sins that just wrecks havoc on your life and the people who you associate with on a day-to-day basis. And let me tell you, it is a hard slow process, but I know that God is working in my life daily to break me of my pride. To strip me of my selfishness, to make me a useable vessel for Him. It is crazy to sit back and imagine God using something as filthy and messed up as me, but He does. All we must do is be willing to let Him break us and mold us. To bring us to the point where we get on our knees exclaiming: “Jesus, you are all this heart is living for. Break me and use me for Your glory.”
Yeah, it’s true, I am NOT very patient. Through some certain things and situations that have come up recently, I have come to the conclusion that being patient is not really my strong point. I want things my way that fit in to my schedule. Which is just plain selfishness. Another prime reason why God is having to break me of self.
This is a big one for me. I was that cool kid that “thought” she had her future all figured out. “Oh God, don’t worry, I know what I’m supposed to do for the next few years of my life, don’t even give it a single thought.” Yes, that was kind of me recently. God had a way of opening my eyes to see different possibilities concerning college. **I’ll elaborate more on this subject on another post.
I have had to keep reminding myself that God does know what is best for me even when things seem so messed up and confusing. Even when I feel as though I am suffering, I am not. Even when the going gets hard and I feel like just giving up, I must continue to run the race that is set before me, regardless. I feel as though Romans paints a beautiful picture of suffering:
Not only that, but we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope. – Romans 5:3-4
So yes, another example of God breaking me of self. See a pattern yet?
Daily devotion to God’s word is sometimes hard for me. Setting aside that time everyday to get still with the Lord. To shut the worldly distractions off. We get so busy and make so many excuses as to why we don’t have the time to sit down and open the Bible. And to be honest, I have realized that when I don’t spend that devoted time with God, my day is a mess. I think I know everything, but I don’t. I need the help of my Savior to navigate me daily through the crazy obstacles of life.
Thank you so much for allowing me to share all of that with you! I hope that as I have told you a little piece of my heart, that you will open yourself to the Lord and ask Him to break you of any areas that you might be falling short in. Whatever God commands us to do is possible, all we must do is be His servants and say yes.
Jesus said, “If anyone would come after Me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow Me.” – Luke 9:23
What will you choose? Pride or brokenness?
Hannah b. ♥♥
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