Listening to Erica Campbell’s “I Luh God” I can totally relate to the passion in this song. I find myself everyday growing more and more to be Christ-like in all my actions. Granted I still have much to work on, but I am not scared to be myself and make the mistakes I make, because I know they are not the same that I was making 4 or 5 years ago. Growing in Christ is what we all need to continue to work on… It will change you, your complexes, your situation, and your life.
I find myself loving more.
Giving more in tithes and to people.
Minding my own business.
Caring less and less about other’s business.
Caring less about what other’s think and say about me.
Praising the Lord on a regular for all accomplishments or simply life itself.
Let me tell you why I do not care because God is the only person that knows and can supply my needs. He makes me feel whole! When I left Him out of my life everything was dysfunctional and chaotic.
As I reflect on my past and the way I use to be, so worldly, all I can think of is how I saw myself through everybody else’s eyes. It’s like I was covered in a mask when I looked at myself in the mirror. I also tried to fill the voids and the pains of the heart through temptation and fleshly desires. I did not see myself for my worth because I was too busy trying to “keep up with the Browns” and live up to other’s expectations of what life should be instead of living my life for myself and and in the path that God intended for me.
People we have to realize that it is nobody else’s fault for our failures. It is our fault for persistently making those bad choices and then running right back out there repeating the same bad choices. Until you wake up one day and say “Hey, I want to stop running into that brick wall…”, you will keep running into a brick wall and falling flat on your touche. You know, it is our fault if we decide to keep ourselves down instead of uplifting and motivating ourselves.
I’ve lost so many so called friends that I thought were my friends and let me tell you, I thought we were just going to be friends forever. Noooo, that’s not the way it worked, because people show there true colors whether it is through the form of jealousy, deceit, two-faced, lies, fighting, and you all know this list can go on and on… We have to own up to the dysfunction we lead in our lives and say “It’s time to grow up!”
BUT GOD…Taking those extra strides to seek comfort and peace within God’s Word is what brings us out victorious…Those dark shades will be lifted off our eyes and we will begin to see clearer. We will be able to focus, plan, organize, rearrange our lifestyles to be more pleasing to God and ourselves rather than everybody else. Once you do that you won’t have to seek validation from everybody else, because it won’t matter.
The point is the only thing we need is God, not only to make us whole, but to also receive eternal life…
“I love God! You don’t love God? What’s wrong with you?
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(Video credit: Erica Campbell – youtube.com/watch?v=4G5BAQhLzMw)
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