9 But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. 10 That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong. -2 Corinthians 12:9-11
Most of you that know me know I’ve made some really awful decisions in my past. I was a liar, a drunk, sexually immoral, vain, prideful, depressed, mean, jealous, angry…the list goes on. Boys and popularity was my identity. I thought I had it all together but I didn’t. I said I was a Christian but I wasn’t. My life was a broken mess.
“I once was lost but now I’m found, was blind but now I see”
Once I gave myself to Christ, guilt creeped in and made me ashamed. I didn’t feel like I deserved to ask for forgiveness of my sin and I was scared to pray or come to Jesus with my sins.
Truth is, we don’t deserve the free gift God gives us; he gives it anyways because he loves us. Because Christ died for me, I give mine to him. He deserves all the praise and glory forever and ever. I will never be perfect but with Gods help, I will become closer to Him each day.
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. -1 John 1:9
Don’t let your past mistakes define you because those died on the cross with Jesus. You’re a new creation. You’re a light. His grace is sufficient for you. You’re a child of the King. You are loved.