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August 6, 2017 TestimonyforToday: have you ever seen someone else and wished for some aspect of their personality? I have.
My husband always points out all the women of God who are what he calls “sweetly saved”. And they ARE sincerely sweet. Give you the warm and fuzzies. They just ooze this soft loving kindness.
Now take in contrast who I am (and y’all that know me, KNOW me). I’m nothing like that–saved or not, lol. And I’ve had plenty of people close to me tell me (not for compliments) how aggressive I am, how my attitude is this or that, why don’t I smile, blah, blah, blah…
So for a time I prayed and prayed and prayed to God to make me sweet. Help me be sweeter, softer. I mean for a few years now, I prayed some element of that.
And you know what God said to me today–like literally just now? God said that He didn’t make me to be sweet. Who I am and what I am here to do…well, sweetness won’t cut it. He said I am like the coffee that I drink: it loses its benefits once you’ve added too much sugar and cream. And God made clear that I didn’t need to change but that His Spirit is just refining what I ALREADY AM: strong but not bitter.
I said all that to say that God is calling you to be you–not who other people might want you to be. Your personality has been shaped through lots of hard times and struggle, but as you walk in God’s Purpose, God will not let ANY experience go to waste. So love who you are and let God use who you are to take you where He wants you to go.
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Encouraging well said. Thank you
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