Passion is a gritty kind of love, tough and

optimistic enthusiasm that overcomes negativity and inconvenience to make it

through to the end. (10,000 Reasons Overflow)

Monday, May 21, 2007

One step

Yesterday in church God spoke to me about direction. Making me think about where I have been and where I am now, and where I will be going in the future.

One step in the wrong direction can lead you down a path, you just don't want to go. Where there is darkness. A place so far from God that only He can pull you back. I've been there. A story not shared in this blog, and it may never be. I hope someday I am brave enough to share it.

As someone who is very cautious about things because I worry, I have take my steps slowly. And sometimes as someone who is very impatient, I jump in with both feet, forgetting to see if there is water in the pool. Rarely am I in the middle.

I always have decisions to make. Right, Left, Up, and Down. I pray about things, I ask for guidance and wisdom, and sometimes I am just stupid and make the wrong decision anyway. A lot of times I try to get a different perspective on things because my perception is not always correct. But our perception is our reality. I'll be honest, I am thankful for grace. I am glad that when I make the wrong decision, Jesus is there, always willing to take me back and forgive me for what I've done, if I am sorry.

Jeremy's message helped me to remember to think and pray before I make and follow through with the choices I have to make. One wrong step can be the first ingredient in a recipe for disaster.

Psalm 86:10-12
10 For you are great and do marvelous deeds;
you alone are God.
11 Teach me your way, O LORD,
and I will walk in your truth;
give me an undivided heart,
that I may fear your name.
12 I will praise you, O Lord my God, with all my heart;
I will glorify your name forever.


Jada's Gigi said...

When I read this the first thing I thought of was this " the steps of the righteous are ordered by the Lord" I believe that He is always at work to bring us to His Son no matter the choices right or wrong, stupid or wise, that we may make...we all screw up...but He even uses the screw ups...

KayMac said...

I am w/ JG on this one

Tonya said...

Jeremy did have a good message yesterday.

Sara said...

great message...p.s. grace is my oxygen. love you sista.