I am confident, because of my faith in Jesus Christ and WHO HE IS!
"I know who I am, and I own it." ~ DjR
We all have a past and we all have a future!
Even though I was raised in a Godly home, my Daddy and my Mother, made sure, that I was instructed in the Word of God, everyday! They covered me with their prayers. They taught me about Jesus. But, I didn't really know HIM, I only knew about HIM.
I have made many mistakes and many poor choices in my life. These decisions took me in a different direction, the wrong one! Thank God it was only a short season of wasted time. However, experience is truly the best teacher. How can I truly help someone, if I have never been there or done that? It is impossible, to give something away that does not belong to me!
My circumstances and situations only left me empty and void, with a beggars mentality. I was looking for and desiring anything that would satisfy me.There I was, like a wild beast, with ravenous cravings, desiring something that would quench the hunger and thirst of my soul. Longing to be satisfied, being hungry made me take desperate measures to find satisfaction, and left me finding none. I was still empty, and held as a prisoner, confined within this house of flesh, a captive, trapped behind these bars of bone. I was shackled, in the chains of my chosen bondages. Constantly, I looked for an escape... I needed to find a way out. But, my way of searching, only left me pulled down deeper, in the dungeon, the dark caverns of my mind.
I changed my way of thinking.
Remembering, what I heard all of my life...that God is faithful and just, He forgives and HE forgets! The moment, that I came to myself, I arose, I came to HIM, I confessed, I had sinned against HIM and I wasn't worthy to be called HIS daughter. But, HE saw me, wallowing in my sin. Yes, HE saw me afar off...HE had compassion on me...HE loved me anyway...when I ran to HIM, HE RAN TO ME, and HE kissed me! HE took me into HIS HOUSE. HE gave me a brand new start! He changed my filthy clothes. HE gave me brand new clothes, HE put a ring on my finger and shoes on my feet. HE had a party, a feast just for me, celebrating my choice to come to HIM.
There I was...I found myself!
I was changed, sitting at HIS feet, clothed and in my right mind. Now, I'm living in the pages of Gods Word. Thank God, no more "stinking thinking."
"A changed mind, is a changed heart."
5. Let this mind be IN YOU, which was also in Christ Jesus.
2 Corinthians 10:5-6.
5. Casting down imaginations, and every high THING that exalteth itself against the knowledge of GOD, and BRINGING INTO CAPTIVITY EVERY THOUGHT to the OBEDIENCE OF CHRIST;
6. And having IN A READINESS TO REVENGE ALL DISOBEDIENCE,
WHEN YOUR OBEDIENCE IS FULFILLED.
IF the SON therefore SHALL MAKE YOU FREE, YE SHALL BE FREE INDEED.
Praise God, I am free! The best decision I ever made, was to stop allowing anything from my past to haunt me or to have control over my life any longer.
Oh yes, I'm living in the pages, because it is here, I found my place. A place of complete freedom.
1 Corinthians 13:11. When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.
I am responsible for myself, I am no longer a child. I love myself enough to stay free. Yes, it has taken many years, for me to be able to say this! But, I LOVE MYSELF, because YOU first loved me. I know...it is ALL because of who YOU are, Jesus!
I KNOW who I am!