This is a little post I wrote on my Tumblr almost a year ago. I was reading it, thinking about circumstances now and realized that it still rings true! Check it out 🙂
Fun fact: God uses our imperfections for His glory! Even the little things that we’re so hesitant to tell others (even those who hold us accountable within the community of Christ), God uses all of that for His glory.
I think often times we forget about this new covenant called grace and try to live up to God’s perfect, holy standard. Well news flash: YOU CAN’T!!!!
Jesus died on the cross for a reason and we are going to continue to have this battle of sin until we meet face to face with our Lord.
Now don’t get things twisted and think that by emphasizing the awesomeness of grace that I’m saying just sit back, sin and wait until Jesus comes back. Absolutely not! Repentance is still key! But rest in the fact that the Holy Spirit is indeed working through you and God’s strength is being made perfect in our weaknesses….even the deep dark ones.
This summer I’ve been working on transparency and just being completely honest with my fellow brothers and sisters in the Lord. I have to remind myself of Psalm 139, and rest assured that God knows me inside and out. He knows my thoughts before I do! He created me and knew that I would struggle with certain sins. However, the good news is that I can use my weakness to let His power work through me for His glory…because clearly after 21 and a half years of life [Now 22!] I haven’t gotten the whole “living holy on my own” thing down. I’m still a sinner, but I serve a graceful, Holy God. A God whose power and Spirit is living and working in me and my dirty little secrets!
You’re forgiven and loved 🙂 Enjoy your weekend!
Also! Check out the Dirty Little Secrets EP by Suzy Rock! This is the EP and her blog, Vanity Suxx, that helped majorly with embracing my imperfections and letting God use them despite how insecure they can cause me to feel. You can download it at Rapzilla by clicking here!