Lessons Learned 

This week brought the start of a brand new school year. There is something about a fresh start that just gets me excited.

 
Over the summer, I got to spend a lot of time in prayer and in God’s word. One of the things I was worried about was getting too swept up in the stress of school and allowing my “God time” to slip. I have prayed extensively against that happening and have already learned a lot from it and have seen some serious life change.

 
I prayed that this year would look differently for me. That I would be bolder and more open with my faith. Instead of using my free time to surf Pinterest, I have made it a priority to pull out my Bible and surf the many promises the Lord has for me.

 
Through this transition from summer to school, I have a deeper understanding of the God we serve. He has laid thoughts on my heart that have changed my view of life.

 

The first is something I wrote in a prayer that has now become a daily motto for me. That is, “Help me to lay down the things that are holding me back from falling into your arms.” I prayed that the Lord would help me to let go of my insecurities, my goals, my tendency to focus on things that have no meaning, and the plan I have for my life. This has been critical and has already grown me.

 

The biggest thing I am letting go of daily are my insecurities. I don’t want my perception of myself to hinder me from falling into the arms of the loving God. I don’t want to be the thing holding me back from achieving amazing things in God’s name.

 

This has been critical and has already grown me. The biggest thing I am letting go of daily are my insecurities. I don’t want my perception of myself to hinder me from falling into the arms of the loving God. I don’t want to be the thing holding me back from achieving amazing things in God’s name.

The biggest thing I am letting go of daily are my insecurities. I don’t want my perception of myself to hinder me from falling into the arms of the loving God. I don’t want to be the thing holding me back from achieving amazing things in God’s name.

 
The second thing I have learned is that all people sin. Romans three talks about how there are none righteous, not even one. People may put up this appearance of perfection but underneath it all, we have one thing in common, we have all sinned and will continue to sin. This concept is not new but the Lord has shown me a new aspect of this familiar concept.

 
I don’t want to look at people as their sins and mistakes. The Lord died on the cross so that their sin is no longer their definition. I started to see people carrying this baggage of sin and perceived everyone as having this load that they would carry around. Then I was reminded that the Lord died so that the weight of our sins would not be our burden to carry. We no longer carry our sins, we need to drop them at the cross and start seeing ourselves and others as new, worthy, creatures.

 
Drop your sins, shame, insecurities, and anything else holding you back at the cross and run into the arms of our loving God.

 

 

“Help me to lay down the things that are holding me back from falling into your arms.”

XOXO, The Christian Prepster

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2 thoughts on “Lessons Learned 

  1. Wow ! I am so very proud of you and you just keep raising the bar of my joy higher and higher. Love you so much. Your advice to yourself actually includes all of us as we continue our journey since it directs us to keep our focus on pleasing him.

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