My prayer for you today is that you are under the umbrella of the Lord's peace. I pray that you are blessed and highly favored of the Lord Jesus Christ.
I have noticed that most of you are between the ages of 25-30, so I want to remind you of God's grace and mercy that He will always have towards you, unfailing.
When I was in my early twenties, I accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior (I was saved). I thought that since I was saved that I wouldn't do anything else wrong in my life. That all my sins were washed away. I didn't think that I would have to participant in the washing of my sins. When I realized that I had a lot of work to do in my life, things didn't go well for me right away.
Somewhere in my life, I made a wrong turn and I didn't know how to change the circumstances in that wrong turn. I didn't know how to go back and follow after the Lord. I thought that I was too far gone. I got married at a very young age, 19. After our divorce I met someone else that was very familiar with drugs. I can't say that he made me do them, because I had a choice and the choice that I made was wrong. Do you ever feel like everything is going wrong at the same time? Well that's the way that I felt. I spent rent money and any money that I had on drugs. I didn't know how to back up and take a different route, the one that the Lord wanted me to take. The only thing that kept me sane was knowing that the Lord already knew that I would take a wrong turn. God already knows whatever you are going to do and whatever you won't do before we do it. Knowing that still didn't get me back on the right road. I messed up so many times and had broken so many promises to the Lord. Sometimes I felt like the Lord was sitting up in heaven just shaking His head at me. The Lord knew them that I would not keep my promise, but I still continuously made them, time after time.
Now let me fast forward. I am 48 years old and I am just now starting to finally get my life together. I am also able to keep some of my promises to the Lord. But I thank Him everyday that He is not done with me. One day I asked my daughter if she was embarrassed by some of the blogs I write when it concerns my past life. She said, "no mom, I think about it not how you go in, it's how you come out".
Woman of God, the reason why I have given you a short testimony of my life is so that you can come to the realization that the Lord knows all about you and every thing that you will do way before you do it. The Lord's grace and mercy is what we live by. You don't have to be perfect, you just need to have purpose. What I mean by that is that you just have to have it in your heart that you will try to do better. Your main purpose in life is to get to the point where you aren't breaking any promises and if you do, don't be hard on yourself just keep going. I want you to know that if you make a wrong turn have your heart set on your will to do right, that is what the Lord is looking for. You will never be perfect but the Lord will accept you striving towards perfection. As they say in drug rehab, take it one day at a time, keep coming back. If you keep coming back, taking one day at a time, the Lord can still use you in whatever state that you are in because He knows your heart. PRAISE THE LORD, AMEN!
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