Many times in life we find ourselves in a rut. We look around and see that all we fought
for, all we cared about seems to be miles away. It feels as though we have lost the
very thing that makes us...us. That somewhere along the way, we have
lost touch with ourselves...perhaps even our faith. For some, it may be
what is keeping them from finding their faith for the first time.
When I was in college, I went on a mission trip to New Orleans. It was amazing, how my BSU (Baptist Student Union) teacher set it all up and led us. I learned many things on that trip, many of which still effect me today. There was one lesson that I learned that has proven to be the most invaluable and the one lesson that has changed my life the most.
First, understand that Tammy was constantly teaching me, pushing me to accept and become the man God called me to be. At that point in my life, while I had accepted my calling, I was still fighting God on it all. Let me start this blog from the beginning of trip.
We had our gear packed, the money was secure, and we were amped and ready to head south. As the van, which we borrowed from a students parents, pulled off....something was different. Things were changing inside me, and I wasn't quite sure what it was. It was truly the beginning of my transformation into the man I am today.
There are so many out there that feel worthless. I've spent many years of my ministry career trying to help them see the truth. Still, what is the truth? Perhaps there is someone that reads these blogs that feels that way that will never get to hear me speak about this truth.
Truth is, God knew who you were long before you were even close to being born. Truth is, Christ loved you before time existed. When Jesus walked this earth, when He gave His iife on the cross, He was thinking about you. Still, did He know all you would do?
Oh, what joy for those whose disobedience is forgiven, whose sin is put out of sight!
Psalm 32:1 (NLT)