Friday, June 20, 2014

On a "Journey" with Kristena Tunstall

Kristena Tunstall invited me to guest blog this week on "The Journey."
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Her question: How have you seen God work in your writing journey?

Find my surprising admission here :

Thursday, June 5, 2014

#1 Personal Life Coach

Have you ever found yourself falling into a bad habit? Maybe one you'd conquered before?
I have. Then I beat myself up. "That was so stupid! Why did I do it...again?"

                             Treat loved ones badly.  
                                    Waste hours on computer and TV.
                                             Drinking, drugs, pornography...

We've all been there. We knew something was detrimental, but we did it anyway. And continue doing it. Trapped in our own, sometimes hidden, prison.
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Let's stop kicking ourselves, because that won't change things.
If we could break the cycle on our own, we'd have done it already.

The great news is:

No matter what we've done, there's a God who loves us, and is standing by to help us.

It's like having the all-time best life coach available 24/7. Free. Always invested in you. Always available to you. Always loving you.

When we know the right thing to do, but don't do it, it's called sin. It's doing things opposite of God's way. And it wreaks havoc in our lives.
The great news is:
God is faithful and reliable. If we confess our sins, he forgives them and cleanses us from everything we’ve done wrong. 1 John 1:9

That's a promise for everyone. And we don't need to feel alone or ashamed, like we're the only one struggling because the bible says: 
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 "You have never been tempted to sin in any different way than other people. God is faithful. He will not allow you to be tempted more than you can take. But when you are tempted, He will make a way for you to keep from falling into sin." 1 Corinthians 10:1

Today can be a new beginning. Let's follow God, the ultimate Life Coach, to break free from the things that keep us in chains.

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