Monday, October 28, 2013
This Week's Memory Verse - Proverbs 31 OBS - A Confident Heart
As I have begun reading my assignments this week for Proverbs 31 Online Bible Study of "A Confident Heart" by Renee Swope, I am already incredibly uncomfortable. None of this is unexpected. I know that in order to gain the confident heart I seek. In order to remove the past as my frame of reference for my value, I also have to confront my beliefs and where they came from.
There is a wonderful line on page 77 in "A Confident Heart" where Renee says"
"Although I knew God wants me to deal with my past, I also knew God did not want me to dwell in my past."
I think sometimes I haven't wanted to fully confront some of my past because I do not want to get stuck in there, but the muck of my past hangs on me like mud. Some of it is dried and hard and causes parts of me to not move. Other parts are still soaked in the squishy mud that is so fresh that even wiping it off will probably leave a smear of grit and gunk. I could probably even pretend that once it is wiped off, that remainder is not that big of a deal, but as long as it sticks, I am being impacted.
What a pain.
I feel like the biggest pain in my life. I am continually knocking myself down. I am continually doubting myself. I don't doubt my God. That might sound weird, but I don't. I know that He has a plan and a purpose for my life. I just feel (feeling are such a bad thing to hold onto I know) that I am not worth that plan. I feel like I can't make it to that plan whatever it is. I need to remember that even this is part of that plan.
I am looking forward to putting out weekly verse to use.
"Why are you frightened?" he asked. "Why are your hearts filled with doubt?"
I haven't really mapped out my scriptures well, but this time, I think I am going to get on it. I am going to move forward even in these difficult moments.