Love you… better!

Life is funny. Once upon a time decades ago, I lived life as though people owed me something. Especially family. I had no problem receiving, but a slight problem with giving unless it was beneficial to me… AND I was saved back then! Shocker huh? NOT! You see God is the God who takes us AS IS, and then HE fixes us up! “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” – Romans 5:8 Think about a car on a car lot. Would you buy a car with 200,000 miles on it, the outside looked old and rusty, the inside torn to shreds, and it jerked every time you pushed the gas petal??? Hec no! But let me tell you something about God! God said in Isaiah 55:8-9, “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the Lord. “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.” What we see as trash, God sees as treasure! He deposits His Spirit into us and creates something beautiful! I love Him! My past selfish ways put me at a huge disadvantage and blocked many of my blessings in the past, but through the lesson, God’s grace was sufficient! He taught me that it is truly better to give than to receive. He humbled me and HE sustained me. I truly learned where my help comes from. It doesn’t come from people. It doesn’t even come from me! It comes from the Lord, the Maker of Heaven and earth! God is so awesome because even in our mess, He still gives us grace and grants us favor! He loves us to, better! What do I mean by this? His love makes us better individuals. We not only want better, we do better! He doesn’t force us! He’s so good that you’ll desire to live for Him. He loves you to a better you, and this is where I am. Better than I was in my past, but still becoming! I make it my goal to learn from every experience, test and trials that I go through because after all it’s about going through, which means you’re coming out… better! Our difficulties are meant to make us stronger, not stagnant! Life is full of learning experiences. I’ve for one learned that the more I know the more I don’t know, and this lesson keeps me humble and focused on the will of God. So, no matter where you are in your walk with Christ, beginner or veteran, just know that what you see as a hooptie, God can turn into a luxury vehicle. You may feel like the car on the lot that no one wants. You may be broke, busted and disgusted with yourself. Take it to God! Don’t try to fix it up, because when we try to fix ourselves we end up making things worse or the problem will be solved temporarily, BUT GOD! God is an expert in makeovers, repairs and restoration! He is the God who makes all things new (Rev. 21:5). You may be worn out, but God can still use you! You may be weary, but God can still use you! You may be broken, scarred, and feel as though you can barely go on… God can still use you! Let Him love you, better! ❤️

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