Some people think that putting yourself out there into the world is exalting yourself, but it’s not! In fact, it requires humility because we all know how painful it can actually be. It’s pride to not be vulnerable with your creativity. Because creativity is connected to the Divine nature, it is humble, and putting yourself out there is a step into humility. Releasing what’s inside you is not pride. It’s pride to hold onto it.
My sin is a stark reminder of my need for a Savior. If I let the weight of my sin pile on me, I wouldn’t be able to move. Repentance is necessary but often, I let the voice of guilt and shame win and when they win, I stay stuck in unworthiness instead of letting Jesus heal, redeem and renew.No matter what kind of week you’ve had, no matter what bad choices you’ve made, no matter how much money may or may not be in your bank account, if you missed that payment, or maybe gained a few unwanted pounds, cheated, lied, yelled, stolen – remember that we have every right to run to the One who loves us, sees us and knows us intimately. Repentance is needed. Redemption is inevitable. Running boldly to His throne today. What about you?
Too often we say, “I have no talent to teach a Sunday school class.” “My home is not nice enough to have a Bible study here.” “I don’t cook well enough to help with Meals on Wheels.” “I’m a businessman, not a carpenter. I wouldn’t know the first thing about building a house for Habitat for Humanity.” When we step out in faith and offer all we have, God will use it in powerful ways. How much is enough? Just what we have when God is with us!