Because a girlfreind of mine is falling into the same patterns as I did once upon a time... I have seen how amazing she is, I have seen her heart following and pursuing God, and I have seen God work through her in amazing ways, he has given her great talent. Now she is giving her heart to a man who does not desire Christ. She is compromising who she is and what she stands for, to please her flesh. I am watching her make these choices and I am challenged. I have given 7 years of my life to a man; instead of serving God, I served my husband. Now I am a single Mom, drowning in debt, starting all over from step one, and reaping the consequences of my past choices. I am learning from the wrong decisions that I made, and I don't want her to end up down the same path as me, because it hurts, and it is hard. I have deffinetly chosen to take the rugged detour instead of the paved path that God has laid for me.
Romans 12:1-2 NLT
And so, dear brothers and sisters, I plead with you to give your bodies to God because of all he has done for you. Let them be a living and holy sacrifice—the kind he will find acceptable. This is truly the way to worship him. Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.
Gods will is perfect, not our own. Our own will for our lives will bring Pain, lack of satisfaction and unfulfillment. I have chosen to give my body and whole life to God and I am more happy now than I have ever been in my life. I am discovering his will for me, and so far I am beyond pleased. I finally feel comfortable in my own skin; Instead of living in shame, I live in peace. Now I know that I have finally found fulfillment, in God.
I so desire my freind to turn away from her worldly desires and to give her life back to God. I will continue to pray and if you would say a prayer for her while you are reading this blog post I whole heartedly beleive that it will make a difference.
So ask yourself this question:
Are you living your life for God's purpose?
If not, what can you do to make healthy decisions for your life?