April 1 Grown Up Conversations

Stay in Your Lane

Most of us have experienced making unwise and impulsive decisions and soon enough the feeling of regrets is awakened. Impulsive decisions come from the secretive desires of our hearts when our mind is under attack. We all have skeletons in our closet as reminders of our unwise and impulsive decisions. However, never make the mistake of telling God that you are too far gone for Him to use you.

The past is the past. What matters is who and what we are aiming to become. Don’t be impressed with title, positions, or who is leading the race. Ecclesiastes 9:11 says, “I returned, and saw under the sun, that the race is not to the swift, not the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor yet favour to men of skill; but time and chance happeneth to them all.”

One step up a thousand steps is far better than remaining in the tangled mess of regret. The race is not set for those who are ahead of us but those who will feed the courage to get to the finish line. Become curious of what your life could look like versus remaining a victim of bad choices. Believe in yourself that you can do better rather than assuming that you cannot win.

Comparison is the silent killer to goals. Stay in your lane and don’t look to the right or to the left. Keep maneuvering your way over the obstacles. Face your fear and give it a wink because this time next year your wins would prove your fears were wrong. Your past may not have been all your fault, but your recovery is totally your responsibility.

Strength does not come from feeding yourself sad replays of your life. When you know that God loves and accepts you unconditionally, it sets you free to do the same for yourself. When you live by the principles of God’s Word you experience true peace, love and happiness.

10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord) by Matt Redman

The sun comes up it’s a new day dawning

It’s time to sing Your song again

Whatever may pass and whatever lies before me

Let me be singing when the evening comes.

You’re rich in love and You’re slow to anger

Your name is great and Your heart is kind

For all Your goodness I will keep on singing ten thousand reasons for my heart to find

And on that day when my strength is failing. The end draws near and my time has come

Still my soul will sing Your praise unending

Ten thousand years and then forevermore

Bless the Lord oh my soul oh my soul

Worship His Holy name. Sing like never before oh my soul

I’ll worship Your Holy name

The END

PRAYER TIME: Thank you Jesus for showing us by example how to handle betrayal. Thank you that you are rich in love, and slow to anger. Thank you for the forgiveness of our sins and taking up residence in our hearts as we leave our old ways behind. In Jesus Name, Amen

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