February 25, 2015
BELIEVE CHECK-IN | FEBRUARY.
Two months in, and I know that this word and I were meant to be. It's been a rough start to the year, but in a way, it's been a good rough start. Sure, I haven't enjoyed every minute of the tough times, but I've learned a lot about myself and my faith, too.
As for February, there are two things that really stuck out to me in terms of believing:
BELIEVING THAT THERE IS GOOD TO COME. DON'T GIVE UP!
This one is a lot like last month's but it's something that I've had to remind myself of countless times. There have been some stressful moments at work and with teaching in general and I've had to remind myself that I cannot give up. I love teaching way too much to give it up right now!
ADMIT AND BELIEVE THAT I'M AN IMPERFECT SINNER.
I believe one of the biggest misconceptions about Christians is that we have everything put together. Newsflash! We DON'T. Well, at least I don't.
I was writing in my journal a few nights ago and it really flashed to me that I tend to pretend that I'm perfect and that I've got it all put together. But in reality? I'm a sinner, I have sinned and still sin. BUT, I'm saved by grace.
And if you're familiar with the ABC's of becoming a Christian (Admit, Believe, and Confess), I realized that in order for me to truly accept His grace, I need to admit that I'm a sinner and believe that He's forgiven me.
What have YOU learned this month? What are you hoping to learn in March?