Sand Paper Moments


A discouraging day is it? Yeah, there are some of those, when everything that can go wrong does and when it’s all said and done, it’s all said and done and you can’t change it or make it different but you can shake it off, move on and make a difference. Begin with an attitude check and a heaping dose of God’s grace to soothe the discouragement, disappointment and add some mellow to the harsh. Those sand paper moments are difficult but they come and sometimes they trick us into thinking we’re not good enough or smart enough or strong enough to make it. They sneak up on us and catch us off guard and if we’re not alert they can win it over us and run us down.

Beautiful soul, you are not defined by your successes, your accomplishments or yeah, even your failures. No they don’t speak into who you are! You are not who you are because you’ve made it or haven’t made it. You are you and who you are is God’s creation made in His image, and made beautifully to fulfil His purpose in your life. He hasn’t left. He hasn’t walked away. He hasn’t left you alone in the journey. He doesn’t do that! That’s not what He’s about!

Trust Him to meet you right where you are ~ in that heap of insecurity and not good enough. In that heap of impossible and over the top expectation demanded of you. Let Him take your load, your worry and give you peace.
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“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.
Matthew 11:28
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Perfection Not Necessary

So, you know you don’t have to be perfect right? You don’t have to be supermom, or superstar or anything like that. All you have to be is you, all wrapped up in God’s love and wrapped so tightly in His grace and stamped with His mercy that you couldn’t bear to be without! Oh He’s got your story, your life and your imperfection and He knows just who you are and how you think. He understands your feelings and your thoughts so well, yeah, even so much better than you do.
So hey you! Relax and rest in His ever-loving favor and tender mercies. They’re new each morning you know. And find the beauty in your moments of imperfection and mistakes and failures. They’re not all that bad and they’re not all wrong, not all the time. And what is, can be forgiven and will be forgiven if we give it over and move on forgetting what is behind.to press on to higher heights. So you see, beautiful soul, imperfections or not, you are beautiful just as you are. Don’t ever doubt it!

“Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already been perfected, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. Brothers, I do not consider myself yet to have laid hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize of God’s heavenly calling in Christ Jesus.…”
Philippians 3:13

“Great is His faithfulness; His mercies begin afresh each morning. … they are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness. … ”
Lamentations 3: 23

Secure in Jesus

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A discouraging day is it? Yeah, there are some of those, when everything that can go wrong does and when it’s all said and done, it’s all said and done and you can’t change it or make it different but you can shake it off, move on and make a difference. Begin with an attitude check and a heaping dose of God’s grace to soothe the discouragement, disappointment and add some mellow to the harsh. Those sand paper moments are difficult but they come and sometimes they trick us into thinking we’re not good enough or smart enough or strong enough to make it. They sneak up on us and catch us off guard and if we’re not alert they can win it over us and run us down. Beautiful soul, you are not defined by your successes or your accomplishments. You are not who you are because you’ve made it or haven’t made it. You are you and who you are is God’s creation made in His image, and made beautifully to fulfil His purpose in your life. He hasn’t left. He hasn’t walked away. He hasn’t left you alone in the journey. Trust Him to meet you right where you are ~ in that heap of insecurity and not good enough. In that heap of impossible and over the top expectation demanded of you. Jesus is your security in your insecurities and your strength and motivation in the impossible. Let Him take your load, your worry and your anxieties and give you peace.
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“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.

Matthew 11:28
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A Defining Moment

Little Thoughts For Big Days
Little Thoughts For Big Days

So you’re regretting your past and your failures? If you allow all of that stuff to define who you are, you’ll stand in the way of God using you for His purpose. At God’s command, Moses threw down his rod that defined him as a lowly shepherd, all too aware of his own insecurities, weaknesses and failures. He didn’t want to do what God had for him because he didn’t feel confident enough! When he threw down his rod (His crutch, his control) God took it over and all the insecurities, weaknesses and failures became potential that God used in the life of Moses to lead the complaining, critical Israelites through wilderness wanderings. What’s your crutch, your rod that you hold on to so tightly? Throw it down before God and leave it with Him. Make this a defining moment and rather than hiding behind weaknesses and insecurities see them as powerful potential for God to use!  

Exodus 4: 1-3
“Then Moses said, “What if they will not believe me or listen to what I say? For they may say, ‘The LORD has not appeared to you.'” 2The LORD said to him, “What is that in your hand?” And he said, “A staff.” 3Then He said, “Throw it on the ground.” So he threw it on the ground, and it became a serpent; and Moses fled from it.…