Little Teddy Bear. πŸ»

Do you know that God loves you so much. He created you for a reason and you are here for a reason. Now I get it, how can I believe and live for a figure that I’ve never seen or heard? I understand that it’s hard to comprehend. But I challenge you this, ask God to show Himself to you in a way that you know for a fact that it’s Him. Say these words:

God, I don’t really know if there are up there. I don’t know if you can hear me. But please. Please let me know if you are real. Let me know that you are the beginning and the end. Help me to understand who you are. Come to me in a way that there’s no way that I could deny your existence. Pour your Spirit on me and fill every void in my heart. I need you Lord, and I want to know you for myself. Please show me who You are. 

What is it that is keeping us from giving ourselves completely to Him? Why do we still want to hold on to our lives and feel like we have to hold on to whatever it is that’s keeping us from fully allowing Him control? Is it because we don’t know what the future holds? We are comfortable in what we have now? I know for me, it’s definitely control. It’s definitely a future that I don’t know every detail of. And it’s certainly feeling like I should be much further along in my life than I think I should be. I admit that regardless of the progress that I’ve made, I still fall short each and every day. I can’t help but thank God for His grace. It’s so easy to get caught up in the things of this world. But I need God. We all do. 

I need His guidance. He knows SO MUCH better than I. He leads and guides me because He loves me so very much. And he wants to do the same for you. Yea, it’s uncomfortable. It is. It’s not always fine. Sometimes other options may seem like such a better idea when you are in the midst. But the end result is so much better than anything we could ever imagine. I can promise you that. Let go of that person, that thing, and stuggle that is keeping you from really giving yourself to God. Ask Him to show you your heart. He will. 

This reminds me of a picture I saw online one day. It was of a little girl standing in front of Jesus with a little teddy bear in her hands. She was gripping it so tight and He was telling her to just let it go. She said back to Him,”but, I love it God.” Little does she know, He has an even bigger and better teddy bear behind His back. He was just waiting for her to put the smaller bear down. 

That’s what Hes wanting to do with us. He wants us to let go of way we think is great and amazing and allow Him to give us something that is so much better. 

So I have a question, “Will you be willing to give Him your little teddy bear?”

I’m praying for you this week. Do also pray for me. Love you all. 

– J. 

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