Mom's Journey Blog

God Can Use You Just as You Are

If you think God could never use you to bless someone else and to impact the lives of many others in POWERFUL ways, this post is for you. Read on. 😍

 

I was ridden with guilt and shame because of things I had done in the past. I never thought God would choose to use me in any way because of the horrible character traits I had, and still struggle with actually. But I understand now what the apostle Paul now says - it’s not that I’ve attained perfection yet, but I have left the past behind and strive towards the goal God has set before me.

 

The devil loves to make me relive things I’ve done in the past - things like being incredibly disrespectful and unloving to my mom, being terribly impatient with my kids and yelling at them a lot as they grew up, and having several affairs with men after my first husband left me (some married, some single, some going through divorce). The shame and guilt I carried around for years caused me to believe I deserved to be punished and mistreated and never, ever succeed in the area where I had felt a strong pull from God to do.

 

Now, after spending a few years focused on completely surrendering every part of my life to God, whenever I am attacked with self-defeating thoughts I simply agree with the devil and let him know “Yes, I know that I’ve done all those things and still struggle, but praise be to God for HIS power is made more visible in my weaknesses. He is still working in my life daily and will be faithful to complete that work, just as He promised. What you meant for evil, to sabotage my life story, God will weave together in amazing ways to bless others in ways I can’t even yet imagine or comprehend.” Fear, shame and guilt no longer get me down. God is transforming me into a confident leader and, as long as I stay connected to Him and rely on HIS power and wisdom in order to lead those He places in my path, amazing things will continually happen as He works through me.

 

The same kind of thing can happen to you! 😎 Just relinquish every part of your life to God and allow Him to have complete control. Then, tell others all He does in your life and through you so that others can have a HOPE they never imagined possible.