off with the old

When I am finally finished with a time of trials I take time to think. I think about what I have learned to leave behind. I believe that through the trials we are stepping out of the old and into the new.

During the last trial I stepped out of low self esteem; that is my own impression of who I am. There is a deeper war that goes on with this thought pattern of self; that is the selfish aspect of it. Do I think that I am so important that I have an opinion of myself in every situation?

When I concentrate on self I become angry. That is angry about what has happened to me. I start to believe that no one likes me. I can even believe that Father God is fed up with me.

These things are not healthy for me to think about. They are the gateway to doom and gloom. It is so easy to go into these thought patterns they almost seem like the wide road. Jesus calls us to travel on the narrow road. it is the narrow road that leads to life.

The narrow road is believing that Jesus was willing to die for me. His love for me is so deep that he chose to sacrifice his life so that I could live. These words are easy to say but so much harder to walk in.

The narrow way is accepting that Jesus does fully accept me for who I am. Therefore I don’t have to strive to make myself more acceptable. He has chosen me to carry his glory.

Today I choose to believe what Jesus has said about me. I choose to accept that I am good enough to carry hod glory.

Do you believe that your good enough today? That is to carry his Glory?


About cleavinghearts

I go to church in Troon Scotland. I want to see men from every nation rise up in Christ and be who they are called to be. I am interested in men getting together to praise and just do men's things. I also want to see women rise above their pain and turmoil so they are free to follow Jesus without the hindrances of their past.
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