Mistakes aren't the end of the world...they are the beginning of a second chance....Get it, got it, good!
Father's day has come and gone but I still can't help to think about just how awesome the love of a father truly is. There are many reasons why I can say that I love God....BUT if I were honest with myself and all of you...I would have to admit that I love God the most because He loves me unconditionally and He gives a lot of second chances, to sum it up I'll just say that He's the perfect Father. I sometimes stop to think about how things would go down if God were super strict and decided not to give us any second chances at all. You should know that the thought scared the crap of out of me so I quickly changed the channel in my head and went back to the channel that showed countless images of a merciful and forgiving God; that picture=much better..lol. When I think back on my life I realize that there were so many times that God showed me signs and tried to show me what would happen if I chose to continue to do what I felt like doing instead of listening to Him. Looking back, I realize that I was so wrapped up in myself that I missed the signs that could have saved me a whole lot of heartache... the "aha" moment seemed to keep escaping me. They say (whoever they may be) that hindsight is like having 20/20 vision, well I say its true, because when your in the moment you might as well be blind because you are oblivious to what is perfectly clear to those on the outside looking in. Whether they told you he/she was no good for you, whether it was mom saying not to go out on this particular night, or whether it was the little voice in your head that said go right instead of left. Whatever that sign was........it is quite possible that the alarm wasn't loud enough to get your attention and you had to learn a hard lesson as a result. For me, there were many times, many signs, and many lessons that I can recall and I now understand that all of those things were supposed to happen, they shaped my life, they birthed my testimony, and they showed me firsthand just how merciful God truly is.
I say all that to say that being hard headed happens!!!!!.....but God can turn anything around for our good....He has a reputation for taking that very thing that was meant to kill you and flipping it to work in your favor. If God didn't have His hand on my life.....well let's just say that I would be writing this blog from a mansion up in heaven, if the enemy had his way my big mouth and hard head would have been my demise. Luckily for me....God always fights for what's His and He always wins!
All I'm saying is thank God that as we learn we are still protected under the privilege that accompanies the grace of God. *This just in>>>hot off the presses: the grace of God can't be earned....it is given freely as a gift no matter how screwed up you were or still are and despite the mistakes that you will make in the future. Mistakes are made and God knows that we are not perfect, in other words, He already knew what you were going to do before you did it, He already expected it and started thinking about how He would use it to help you in the long run. I will insert my disclaimer here: Let me state for the record....by no means am I saying to go out and be reckless like it's a free for all...NEGATIVE!...Not so much!....and Absolutely not!...what I AM saying is that if you make a mistake don't ever let anyone or anything make you believe that God won't forgive you, that He will cut you off, or that He will ever turn his back on you because it is NOT true. Nothing that you do can ever separate you from the love of God. If that's not love, forgiveness, and mercy in it's rawest state....I don't know what is.
Yes, God gives second chances but let's not forget to thank Him, praise Him, and worship Him when He bestows His mercy upon us so freely and let's go to the furthest extent to make Him proud by trying hard to get it right the second time around. AND remember that despite it all.........you are loved, you are protected, and you are a child of the most loving Father anyone could have. Get it, got it, Good!
Daddy's Girl xoxo
Author: Ms. Made4Ministry
Hello Friends!...Welcome to my blog, my thoughts, and my ministry. *Clears throat loudly*....A little about me (or a lot)..Although I am and will always be a Brooklyn girl at heart....I currently reside in Hampton VA and I love it. I know that has God has strategically placed me here to align me with my purpose. I have no problem using my voice to glorify God as we are supposed to glorify Him in all that we do. God took the thing that used to get me into the most trouble and used it for His purpose. He has used my "real talk" method of delivery to reach those that need to hear the message in a way that they can receive and relate to. I am in the process of writing my book "Molding Me" so I am proud to report that I already have 6 chapters completed....it is quite interesting if I must say so myself. It is a detailed account of my journey from sinister to minister and it is a page turner. Don't worry MOST names will be changed to protect the the innocent and the guilty (it's not a tell all-it's a tell most...sigh!). Let's just say I've come a long way peeps!....Thank God for change because I don't think the world was ready for me before Jesus got His hands on me!