I Find that if I submit myself to the thoughts and whims of others (and their input) I no longer can submit myself to God and his input. I so long for him to be the potter and me be the clay. I have tried being open-minded and I do listen to others thoughts and input, however my mind is pointed at God saying “give me the mind of Christ.” I know sometimes others perceive me as being close minded but this is not the case. I spent years listening to the input of others (taking it to heart) and in that portion of my journey completely lost who I was. I want to please people and have them love me, but being a people pleaser has always gotten me in trouble. I can remember when “the enemy” even used my servant attitude toward God against me and ran me ragged until I had little or no time to develop my relationship with God. in the end I will stand before him, not a throng of people who say I was too much this way or too much that way. It’s God who will judge me (Ultimately) so it is him I seek for advice.
Published by Laura Grace
I was that "unpopular" wierdo kid, that didn't fit in anywhere, in High School. I guess I never knew my place in life, until Jesus took me in. I've been rejected, misunderstood, left out, bullied, abused, scandalized, and labeled. In 2002 I got on a bus and left a marraige of sixteen years, that was fraught with abuse and heartache. In school, I used to be so afraid to stand in front of the class and speak, my hands woud visibily shake, and I could not look at my audience without being terrified. Years later, I find myself leading a school music production, speaking in front of churches, and walking around with confidence, because I know the King of Kings is at my side. My ministry, prayers and blogs are directed toward those who feel like they were never enough. You never fit in. You lacked confidence. My understanding of scripture was hard-won. I may not be the most theological person you ever met, but I am a daily studier of the word of God. I believe he wants to talk to you (and to me) and that your relationship with God is every bit as important to him and his relationship with some big-name minister. He cherishes you. My main thrust is evangalism to the lost, hope to the hurting, and revitalized love to those who thought they knew God, but someone cut in on them and told them they didn't. If I can help you in any way, if you need a special speaker to speak hope to the hurting, or if you would like a copy of my Testimony book (Grace to the Rescue) let me know. I am here for you. With Love, Laura I can be reached at email@example.com View all posts by Laura Grace